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Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: Early Voting Begins; Harris-McCready Race Heats Up; CMS Security

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Friday, October 19, 2018

On the Local News Roundup: Early voting begins for the midterms with fewer places to vote.  More details emerge in the charter schools skirmish between CMS and suburban officials, while CMS implements the first phase of its security plan. Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters details those and other stories.

Early Voting started up this week in Mecklenburg County, with less places to cast those early ballots. We’ll talk about the reasons why and the effect that may have on voters.

Voter ID will be on the ballot, in the form of a constitutional amendment, which is proving controversial.

Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready faced off in a heated debate this week, as they both campaign for the 9th District. We'll break down what was said.  

CMS is back in the news on several fronts, including the implementation of Phase 1 of their new security plan and the go-ahead on Phase 2.

A new chapter in the saga over suburban areas splitting off from the school district happened this week, as 3 CMS officials say Rep. Bill Brawley offered to drop the bill that would allow municipal charters if CMS would fire Charles Jeter. He says that didn’t happen, but there are differing accounts to the story. We detail that and the superintendent’s reaction to the situation.

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Those stories and much more with Mike Collins and the roundup reporters on the Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup.

Guests:

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of QCityMetro.com

Nick Ochsner, WBTV news reporter 

Ann Doss Helms, reporter for the Charlotte Observer

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s Political Reporter