We’ve been hearing from area lawmakers over the past week. Many were home last week for their version of spring break and that gave us a chance to speak with many of them. Today we hear from Joe Sam Queen. He’s a Democrat representing Haywood, Jackson, and Swain counties in the state House.
Area Democrats are not backing down on their call for the state to expand Medicaid, something the Republican-led General Assembly has refused to do. Queen says North Carolinians are already footing the bill.