NC Senate Leader's Education Bill Has Similarities
1:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

NC Senate Leader's Education Bill Has Similarities To Other States

The Navy and Vice Admiral Kevin McCoy
1:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

The Navy and Vice Admiral Kevin McCoy

The Party Line
12:00 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Breakdown Of Amendment Vote Indicates GOP Base Hasn’t Solidified For Romney

In looking at the amendment vote across the state, we see some things that really shouldn’t surprise a lot of folks regarding the results, but then there are some aspects that, when you dig deeper, are surprising.

First, we heard a lot about the controversy within the black community regarding the vote on the amendment defining marriage, in particular the split between social conservatism and civil rights.

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Chiquita CEO Gets Personal In Wooing Charlotteans
6:31 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Chiquita CEO Gets Personal In Wooing Charlotteans

Fernando Aguirre, perhaps Tweeting, before addressing students at Queens University. Photo: Julie Rose

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Duke Wants To Give Big Customers A Break
6:31 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Duke Wants To Give Big Customers A Break

Duke Energy wants to give some of its largest industrial customers a one-year break on electric rates at a cost of $13 million to shareholders. Duke Energy spokesman Jason Walls says the company's industrial sales have declined 20 percent over the last decade as large manufacturing and industrial customers have either closed or scaled back.

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County Manager Proposes Tax Cut
6:31 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

County Manager Proposes Tax Cut

Mecklenburg County's manager wants to use millions of unexpected tax revenues to lower the property tax rate by a few pennies, open libraries on Sundays again and give county employees a pay raise. The budget unveiled Tuesday night does not, however, restore all of the steep cuts made to programs as a result of the recession, says county budget director Hyong Yi. "The changes that were made were made with the intent of making the government better - more efficient, more effective to the extent that we can," said Yi Wednesday on WFAE's Charlotte Talks.

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Chiquita CEO Gets Personal In Wooing Charlotteans
1:00 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Chiquita CEO Gets Personal In Wooing Charlotteans

Fernando Aguirre, perhaps Tweeting, before addressing students at Queens University. Photo: Julie Rose

Fernando Aguirre tweets before addressing a group at Queens University. Photo: Julie Rose

State and local officials lured Chiquita to Charlotte with incentives worth more than $20 million. Now the CEO of Chiquita, Fernando Aguirre, is wooing Charlotte by sharing all sorts of personal details about himself.

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Duke Wants To Give Big Customers A Break
1:00 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Duke Wants To Give Big Customers A Break

Duke Energy wants to give some of its largest industrial customers a one-year break on electric rates at a cost of $13 million to shareholders.

Duke Energy spokesman Jason Walls says the company's industrial sales have declined 20 percent over the last decade as large manufacturing and industrial customers have either closed or scaled back.

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County Manager Proposes Tax Cut
1:00 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

County Manager Proposes Tax Cut

Mecklenburg County's manager wants to use millions of unexpected tax revenues to lower the property tax rate by a few pennies, open libraries on Sundays again and give county employees a pay raise.

The budget unveiled Tuesday night does not, however, restore all of the steep cuts made to programs as a result of the recession, says county budget director Hyong Yi.

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Mecklenburg County Budget
1:00 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Mecklenburg County Budget

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Mecklenburg County Budget
Budget Director Hyong Yi joins us to talk about the health of the county economy, the confusion and some dissatisfaction around the recent property revaluation and the nuts and bolts of this year's budget. Economic experts say the housing industry is finally on its way back, sales tax revenues in the county were up last year and the property revaluation alone netted an extra $44 million. What does all this mean for $1+ Billion county budget?
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Hyong Yi - Management and Budget Director, Mecklenburg County

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