Tag:charlotte

  • RNC 2020 picks Charlotte, but will it be an economic bonanza?

    The 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte will gain international attention, but isn’t likely to provide a major economic boost to the city. Nor will the mega-event have a big impact on North Carolina’s election results. That’s the long view of Eric Heberlig, a UNC-Charlotte political…

  • Charlotte backing away from MLS stadium plan

    From John Locke Foundation city and county policy analyst Julie Tisdale: Charlotte was supposed to vote late tomorrow afternoon on a proposal to fund 25% of a new soccer stadium.  While the county voted this morning to proceed, the Charlotte mayor just released this statement: We are canceling the…

  • Streetcar line a political project

    The city of Charlotte really wants to build a streetcar line. Queen City taxpayers probably will have to dig a bit deeper to pay for it, though, as construction bids have come in over 30 percent above projections. Such overages should come as no surprise, given the history of transit…

  • Special Session May Address Charlotte ‘Bathroom’ Ordinance

    House Speaker Tim Moore on Thursday called for a special session of the General Assembly to reverse a city of Charlotte ordinance that would allow transgendered individuals to use either men’s or women’s bathrooms in the state’s largest city. At a press conference, Senate leaders left open the possibility of…

  • Charlotte Keeps Top Spot in Latest JLF Tax-and-Fee Burden Rankings

    RALEIGH — Charlotte finds itself in the familiar position of leading North Carolina’s largest cities in the John Locke Foundation’s annual ranking of local tax-and-fee burdens. Residents of the Queen City and the rest of North Carolina are learning about the rankings later than normal this year, thanks to a…

  • Corruption Allegations Engulf Patrick Cannon

    Rick Henderson on Patrick Cannon corruption charges; legislators discuss targeted tax incentives; Timothy Barnsback & Jerry Tillman on performance pay for teachers; Shawn LeMond on competition in delivery of electricity; Jon Sanders on film incentives…