Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: SCOTUS Gerrymandering Decision; New Noise Ordinance; NC Budget

Jun 28, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

On the local news roundup, a decision on gerrymandering from the Supreme Court, the city passes a new noise ordinance, county commission begins talking about increasing the sales tax and the State Senate votes “yes” on a bill to require sheriffs to work with ICE.  Mike Collins and local journalists discuss those and other stories. 

Clockwise from top left: Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV; Mary C. Curtis, Rollcall.com; Jonathan Lowe, Spectrum News; Gwendolyn Glenn, WFAE News

After days of "wait and see", finally a decision from the Supreme Court about North Carolina's Gerrymandering case. We'll go through the details.

It got noisy at City Council as they passed a new noise ordinance which some say violates freedom of speech. 

County Commission opened discussions on increasing the sales tax by a quarter cent to fund the arts. 

The North Carolina Senate votes 'yes' on House Bill 370 requiring sheriffs in the state to work with ICE.  Urban sheriffs are opposed, and Governor Cooper calls it “unconstitutional.”  And the legislature has a budget compromise.

Charlotte Talks host Mike Collins

Axios uncovers documents allegedly explaining why former Governor Pat McCrory isn’t working for Donald Trump.

Mike Collins and a roundtable of reporters talks about those stories and more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests: 

Michael Bitzer, Political Scientist, Catawba College

Gwendolyn Glenn, WFAE Reporter

Mary C. Curtis, columnist for Rollcall.com and WCCB 

Jonathan Lowe, reporter for Spectrum News 

Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV Reporter