In January, Republicans will take control of North Carolina's House and Senate for the first time in more than 100 years. Local governments and school districts are anxiously waiting to see how they will deal with a huge projected deficit.
"The folks newly elected may be in the case of being the dog that caught the car. A dog chases cars all the time. What are you going to do if you catch it? Well goodness, now you caught the $3.6 billion budget deficit. Now, what do you do?," CMS Superintendent Peter Gorman said this week.
A lot of credit for Republican legislative success has gone to Representative Thom Tillis of Cornelius. Now, he's a candidate for Speaker of the House. He spoke to WFAE's Scott Graf.