New year, new look, same legislative update! Chip Baggett and Sue Ann Forrest debut the Political Pulse, a video summary of the week’s developments at the General Assembly.

In today’s Political Pulse, Sue Ann and Chip highlight the start of the new long session of the NC legislature and encourage NCMS members to take part in a White Coat Wednesday event.

And here is the full list of NC House and Senate leaders for the long session:

NC Senate

President                                                          Lt. Gov. Dan Forrest (R)

President Pro Tempore                                Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham)

Deputy President Pro Tempore                  Sen. Ralph Hise (R-Mitchell)

Majority Leader                                              Sen. Harry Brown (R-Onslow)

Majority Whips                                               Sen. Rick Gunn (R-Alamance)

Sen. Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph)

Democratic Leader                                         Sen. Dan Blue (D-Wake)

Democratic Whip                                            Sen. Jay Chaudhuri (D-Wake)

NC House

Speaker                                                             Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland)

Speaker Pro Tempore                                    Rep. Sarah Stevens (R-Surry)

Majority Leader                                              Rep John Bell (R-Wayne)

Deputy Majority Leader                                Rep. Brendan Jones (R-Columbus)

Majority Whip                                                 Rep. Jon Hardister (R-Guilford)

Democratic Leader                                        Rep. Darren Jackson (D-Wake)

Deputy Democratic Leader                          Rep Robert Reives (D-Durham)

Democratic  Whips                                        Rep. Cynthia Ball (D-Wake)

Rep. Deb Butler (D-New Hanover)

Rep. Carla Cunningham (D-Mecklenburg)

Rep. Garland Pierce (D-Hoke)

Rep. Amos Quick (D-Guilford)