The Voter Update podcasts

Aug. 8, 2014

The budget battle and debate over teacher pay

How might the new $21 billion state budget and debate over teacher pay impact this year's elections?

For insight we speak with Dr. Steven Greene, political science professor at N.C. State University.

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