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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: State Budget On Fast Track; Panthers Respond To NFL Policy


Friday June 1, 2018

On the local news roundup, guest host Erik Spanberg is joined by a roundtable of reporters to discuss the week's top local and regional stories, including state budget items with a big focus on education, the local response to the NFL’s National Anthem Policy, and the city council's endorsement of a plan to raise police pay.

On the next Charlotte Talks local news roundup…

Budget season is well underway. We’ve already discussed city and county budget on Charlotte Talks. And now on Monday, the proposed state budget was released, and is on the fast track in the legislature.

The budget has many educational components. We'll discuss teacher and principal pay… and the $200,000 set aside for a non-profit that gives money to classroom teachers- and why that’s turning heads.

We’ll discuss the status of the house bill that would allow area towns to create their own charters and budget talk that concerns the I-77 toll lanes under construction in Northern Mecklenburg.

We delve into the response of Carolina Panthers players to the new NFL Anthem Policy and about the conversation new Panthers' owner David Tepper had with the team about the NFL owners meeting last week. 

City Council has endorsed a plan to increase pay for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers. The city has cut ties with a developer who has not delivered on affordable housing near the light rail. And Cardinal Health is back in the news, as the former CEO files yet another lawsuit.

Guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal

Guest host Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal and our roundtable of reporters go through these stories and more on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.


Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Q City Metro 

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer 

Nick Ochsner, WBTV news reporter 

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