Tim talks with N.C. Rep. Jason Saine about the upcoming state budget debate and what could happen with the $5 billion surplus.

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In the coming weeks, state lawmakers will be debating the next state budget, and despite COVID-19, North Carolina will have an extra $5 billion to play with. Will they spend, save or return it to the taxpayers?  

On this week’s episode of Tying It Together With Tim Boyum, Tim talks with North Carolina Representative Jason Saine (R-Lincoln) to get some incredible insight into what we should expect. Saine, lead budget writer in the House, also tells some hilarious stories from behind the scenes about past budget negotiations.

Later, we’ll also talk about his sense of humor, his love for Star Wars, and how he handles trolls in this current political climate.


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With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just sound bites. North Carolina veteran reporter and anchor Tim Boyum is loosening his signature bow tie for candid conversations with power players across the state. In "Tying It Together," Tim uncovers what makes these newsmakers tick, explores fascinating life stories and helps all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our community.