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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Mecklenburg County Budget Passes; Trump Order Reaction

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Mecklenburg County approves the budget for next year with a ¾ cent tax rate increase.  American Airlines hopes things are back to normal after thousands of flights are cancelled due to a computer malfunction.  President Trump ends a policy separating immigrant children from their families and local politicians express their feelings on all this. That and more with Mike Collins and the Roundup reporters on the Charlotte Talks local news roundup.

On the local news roundup...

The budget for Mecklenburg County for the next year has been approved, complete with a ¾ of a cent tax rate increase and funding for universal Pre-K education in the county. We’ll bring the details. 

President Trump made an executive order, ending family separation at the US Border after outrage about the separations from people across the country. Closer to home, area politicians expressed their concern over the policy and their thoughts on immigration. We’ll talk through the issue and what our representatives have had to say.

PSA Airlines, the American Airlines-owned regional carrier had to cancel more than 2,500 flights since last Thursday because of a computer system malfunction- the problem hit Charlotte- Douglas International travelers particularly hard. What will the long term effects of the problem be for the airline in the Queen City and around the country? 

And the legislation to fund a possible buyout or change to the I-77 Toll Lane project has failed. We’ll give you the latest.

Those topics and more with Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Katie Peralta, reporter for The Charlotte Observer

David Boraks, reporter for WFAE

Shawn Flynn, Managing Editor for Spectrum News

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Q City Metro