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4:24 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

VP Biden And Sec. Foxx Pitch President's Plan To Charlotte

Vice President Biden (left) traveled to Charlotte with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday.
Credit John D. Simmons / Charlotte Observer

The Grow America tour made a stop in Charlotte Thursday. Its headliners were Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The duo pitched a major plank in President Barack Obama’s budget. 


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Local News
4:13 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

VP Biden And Sec. Foxx Come To Charlotte

US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (left) and Vice President Joe Biden (right) come to Charlotte to talk roads, bridges and infrastructure
Credit US Government

Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in Charlotte Thursday. They pair will head to the Extravaganza Depot in NoDa where they’ll talk about one of the Obama Administration’s major priorities.

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Sunday Headlines
10:11 am
Sun February 15, 2015

Sun. Headlines: Biden, Foxx To Visit Charlotte This Week

Vice President Joe Biden will be traveling to the Carolinas this coming week, talking about the importance of investing in infrastructure.  Details of the trip aren’t public yet, but Biden's office said he will visit Columbia and Charleston, as well as Charlotte on Wednesday and Thursday.  Transportation Secretary and former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will join Biden in the tour.

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Sunday Headlines
9:43 am
Sun November 16, 2014

NC Dem Chief Voller Won’t Run Again

North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller isn’t seeking re-election.  The former Pittsboro mayor made the announcement Saturday at the party executive committee meeting in Chatham County. The committee narrowly elected Voller in 2013 and he has focused on building local party organizations with Democrats in the minority in state government.

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Politics
8:38 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Charlotte's New Mayor: Patrick Cannon

Credit City of Charlotte

Democrat Patrick Cannon won the mayoral race for Charlotte with 53 percent (50,768) of the vote. Republican Edwin Peacock had about 46.9 percent of the total votes with 44,922 votes. 

For the City Council at-large seats, the four with the most votes are all Democrats: Michael Barnes, Vi Lyles, David Howard and Claire Fallon. The top-vote getter in this race, Barnes, is now mayor pro tem. 

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Local News
2:59 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Charlotte Loses Out To Kansas City Streetcar In Federal Grant Competition

Kansas City's 2-mile streetcar project secured $20 million - the largest grant - in the latest round of federal TIGER funds. Charlotte's request for $25 million was rejected, but CATS CEO Carolyn Flowers says the loss is 'not fatal' to the project.
Credit kcstreetcar.org

Charlotte's streetcar project is not dead, but its future is in limbo after the city's initial federal funding application was denied.  Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Carolyn Flowers says there are other grants the streetcar may qualify for, but snagging them could require more investment from the city's taxpayers.


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Local News
6:16 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Mayor Foxx Out, Mayor Kinsey In

Democratic Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey was sworn-in to replace Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.
Julie Rose

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is mayor no-more. He stepped down Monday afternoon to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation and spoke briefly to a roomful of supporters and city staff. Longtime City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey was appointed mayor in his stead.

"You may disagree with the methods and means, but there can never be a disagreement that I love this city and I've worked my tail off to make it everything it can be," said Foxx.

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Local News
6:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Councilman Poised To Nominate Kinsey For Interim-Mayor

Charlotte City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey will be nominated Monday night to become the city's interim-mayor.
Credit Charmeck.org

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will resign Monday afternoon to become U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and the work of finding his replacement begins.

Current City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey may be first in line.

Whomever the city council chooses to temporarily fill the mayor's seat must be a Democrat like Foxx. That's the law. But council members have added another stipulation, says Democrat James Mitchell: It won't be someone who "has ambition to run for mayor."

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Politics
1:11 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Foxx Confirmed As Next Transportation Secretary

The Senate voted 100-0 to confirm Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the next U.S. transportation secretary.
Credit CSPAN

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been confirmed as the next U.S. Transportation Secretary. The Senate voted unanimously in his favor Thursday afternoon.  

Before the vote, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller praised Foxx.

"He is an expert on transportation, intermodal and otherwise," Rockefeller says. "He understands the lay of the land and he's done it. He's a superb and qualified person who is very much needed to overlook our enormous transportation system, which is in trouble"

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Local News
9:27 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Charlotte Council Approves 3.17 Cent Tax Hike

Charlotte City Council approved a 3.17 cent tax increase on a vote of 8 to 2.
Credit Julie Rose

It took a year longer than usual, but the Charlotte City Council approved a 3-cent property tax increase for capital improvement projects on Monday night.

The same plan got derailed last year because it included money to extend the streetcar. When the council passed a capital plan without the streetcar, Mayor Anthony Foxx vetoed it.  The city is now pursuing funding for the streetcar separately and the council easily passed the rest of the capital plan last night.  

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