Fri July 18, 2014
WFAE Talks: Poet Controversy, Sales Tax Legislation, Signage Morass
Heading into the week, we knew that topics like the budget, Common Core and teacher pay raises would be Statehouse news. We didn't expect a controversy to emerge over Governor McCrory's choice for poet laureate, who resigned Thursday. Greg, Lisa and Ben will discuss.
They will also discuss Senate legislation to cap the local sales tax in all counties. The bill would effectively kill a referendum on November's ballot that asks Mecklenburg County voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax hike that would go toward CMS pay raises, arts groups, CPCC and the library system.
Plus, Ben explains what's he's learned about Charlotte's sign ordinance. Signs are no simple matter.