Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: City Budget Passed; Meck Budget Straw Vote
Friday, June 15th, 2018
On the local news roundup, we're live from the Heroes Convention in Uptown Charlotte! Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters discuss the week's top local and regional news- including the city passing a budget with higher taxes, the county taking a step towards adopting their budget, and Atrium planning to spend $1 billion on upgrades on facilities in the Queen City.
We're broadcasting from Uptown Charlotte and the Heroes Convention, which is in Charlotte Friday through Sunday at the Convention Center and is expected to host 50,000 convention-goers.
On this edition of the local news roundup…
And a unanimous vote in the North Carolina House on a bill that creates a reserve account for the DOT to pay for changes or cancellation of the I-77 Toll Lane contract. We'll discuss what this could mean.
Those stories and much more as Mike Collins and the roundup reporters broadcast live from the Heroes Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center (capes and masks included!) on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.
Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer
Erik Spanberg, senior staff writer for the Charlotte Business Journal
Alexandra Olgin, WFAE Reporter
Kirstin Garriss, government reporter for Spectrum News