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Domecast podcast wraps up the legislative session

Sen. Tommy Tucker, a Union County Republican, left, rests his eyes during the final hours of the long legislative session Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the State Legislative Building.
Sen. Tommy Tucker, a Union County Republican, left, rests his eyes during the final hours of the long legislative session Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at the State Legislative Building. tlong@newsobserver.com

Domecast, our weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Oct. 3-4.

We’ve reached the end of the marathon 2015 legislative session. What happened in those final hours? And what now?

Colin Campbell and Taylor Knopf of The News & Observer and Benjamin Brown and Patrick Gannon of The Insider discuss the debating, cramming, distress and levity that carried the General Assembly well across midnight and into Wednesday’s early morning hours before the closing gavel finally fell.

We also take a look ahead. Republicans say they accomplished plenty – so what’s left for the “short session” in 2016?

The N&O’s Liz Bell joins the other panelists for Headliners of the Week. Nominees include Lumberton Democratic Rep. Charles Graham; Apex Republican Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam; Rev. Billy Graham; an oddly teamed-up Sen. Jerry Tillman, an Archdale Republican, and Sen. Mike Woodard, a Durham Democrat; and finally Dallas Woodhouse, the N.C. Republican Party’s new executive director.

Andy Curliss of The N&O hosts.

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And check out a Domecast Extra this week: Rep. Charles Graham’s immigration speech that earned him a Headliner of the Week nomination. Hear it here.

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