Charlotte Talks: Summertime Political Update

Jul 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

You may be planning a vacation this summer, but politics is not.

Credit Jill Wellington

The onslaught of summertime politics includes the candidate filing period beginning in local elections.

The Supreme Court decides on gerrymandering and North Carolinians are wondering what's next

North Carolina has a vetoed state budget and is voting on an override. There's a special election in the 9th District, and a potential sales tax hike in Mecklenburg County.

Clockwise from top left: Steve Harrison, Jim Morrill, Michael Bitzer, Loretta Boniti

The Democratic presidential debates have started and there's constant maneuvering by the Trump Administration to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. 

Mike Collins gathers a group of political experts to put it all into perspective..


Dr. Michael Bitzer, professor of political science and history at Catawba College

Loretta Boniti, political reporter and “In Focus” host for Spectrum News

Jim Morrill, political reporter for the Charlotte Observer

Steve Harrison, political reporter for WFAE