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Local News Roundup: Public reaction to renovations plan at Bank of America Stadium; Kamala Harris in the Queen City; Charlotte budget approved with tax increase

The city of Charlotte is proposing to spend $650 million to renovate Bank of America Stadium.
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The city of Charlotte is proposing to spend $650 million to renovate Bank of America Stadium.

There’s public opposition to Charlotte’s proposed $650 million plan for renovating Bank of America stadium. We’ll talk about the results of a survey on the plans, what Charlotte City Council members are saying, and where the decision stands.

Meanwhile, Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his wife Nicole made a multimillion dollar donation to a local food bank.

City Council approves the budget for Charlotte’s upcoming fiscal year with a $1.37 tax increase.

This week, Vice President Kamala Harris was in Charlotte to talk about economic opportunity as part of a national tour.

The city ofCharlotte has notified federal regulators that it plans to acquire the O-Line from Norfolk Southern, making the dream of the Red Line project closer to reality.

Mike Collins and our roundtable of reporters delve into those stories and more, on the Charlotte Talks local news roundup.

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· Steve Harrison, WFAE’s political reporter
· Joe Bruno, WSOC-TV reporter and host of WSOC's Political Beat
· Alexandria Sands, reporter with Axios Charlotte
· Ryan Pitkin, co-founder and editor of Queen City Nerve

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Charlotte Talks Executive Producer Wendy Herkey has been with WFAE since 1998, beginning in the membership department, and has been on the Charlotte Talks staff since 1999.