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Charlotte Talks: A North Carolina Political Update


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

It's an update on summer politics in North Carolina. First, a decision on Charlotte City Council's noise ordinance vote. Then a look at the North Carolina General Assembly and budget negotiations. Where we stand on North Carolina's gerrymandering case in the Supreme Court, and a preview of this week's Democratic presidential debates.

Charlotte City Council decides on the controversial new noise ordinance and we get an update. 

Then, we’ve gathered our political experts to talk about summer politics. 

The General Assembly has yet to finalize the budget for next year as they continue to debate pay raises and as the governor lobbies for Medicaid expansion. 

Some North Carolina sheriffs and lawmakers are at odds over pending legislation about requiring law enforcement to comply with detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

U.S. Supreme Court building.

The 9th District race moves closer to election day as Dan McCready and Dan Bishop continue to spar

Later this week, Democratic presidential candidates will participate in the first of many televised debates. We'll give a preview.

And the fate of political gerrymandering involves a North Carolina case before the U.S. Supreme Court

Mike Collins and a panel of political experts will look closely at these issues and at what they all mean.


Steve Harrison, WFAE political reporter (@sharrison_wfae)

Dr. Michael Bitzer, professor of politics and history at Catawba College (@BowTiePolitics)

Dr. Susan Roberts, professor of political science at Davidson College (@profsuroberts)