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Interview with Ned Curran, chairman of the North Carolina Board of Transportation, on House Bill 817 Strategic Transportation Investments

After Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 817, also known as the Strategic Transportation Investments, into law about three weeks ago, the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition sat down with Ned Curran, chairman of the North Carolina Board of Transportation, to discuss what the formulas for House Bill 817 should look like. This is what […]

2017-05-24T08:56:09+00:00July 18th, 2013|

Interview with Rep. Torbett On New Transportation Strategy

After House Bill 817, or the Strategic Transportation Investments bill, passed both the House and Senate, North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition legislative intern Kathryn Trogdon sat down with Rep. John Torbett, R-Gaston and a chair of the Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee (JLTOC). The formulas that underpin the bill will be developed by the Strategic […]

2017-05-24T08:56:09+00:00July 2nd, 2013|

Interview with Sen. Bill Rabon on Senate tax reform

Metro Mayors sat with Sen.Bill Rabon (Brunswick-R) this week to discuss the Senate’s tax reform bill (H998). We appreciate the Senator’s time and candor on the bill. Here is what he shared:

Sen. Rabon: It’s my hope that we can reach a compromise with the House. I think tax reform is […]

2013-06-20T13:49:23+00:00June 20th, 2013|

Metro Mayors Q&A with Rep. Tim Moffitt

NCMMC: What is your philosophy or experience that drives your interest in local government issues? Is your interest just in Asheville or in local governments all over?

TM: My interest is solely focused on good government, whether it’s at the local level or the state level or at the federal level. Good government really comes in […]

2017-05-24T08:56:09+00:00May 9th, 2013|

North Carolina’s jobless rate inches up to 9.5 percent (News&Observer)

The state’s unemployment rate inched up in January as North Carolina’s labor force grew at a much faster rate than it created jobs.

North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 9.5 percent, the state Division of Employment Security reported Monday. The rate is now just one-tenth of a percentage point […]

2013-03-19T08:32:31+00:00March 19th, 2013|

Mayors meet state government leaders (Lake Norman Citizen)

Opening lines of communication and laying the groundwork for cooperation were the primary objectives of Tuesday’s meetings between representatives of the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition and state government officials.

Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain, vice chairperson of the Coalition, said sessions with Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, Senate majority leader Phil Berger and other legislative […]

2017-05-24T08:56:09+00:00March 11th, 2013|

Swain: McCrory meeting was a start (Charlotte Observer)

Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain said a meeting between Gov. Pat McCrory and members of the N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition last week was short on specifics but was a good start on grappling with some of the Lake Norman area’s problems.

Swain and other members of the Mayors Coalition met with McCrory on March 5 in Raleigh […]

2013-03-08T12:58:30+00:00March 8th, 2013|

Concord Mayor Padgett meets with Governor McCrory (WBTV)

Concord Mayor Scott Padgett and members of the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition met with Governor Pat McCrory, Senate leader Phil Berger, and House Speaker Thom Tillis today in Raleigh. The Coalition, which is comprised of the mayors of the state’s twenty-eight largest cities and represents more than three million citizens, focused on issues important […]

2017-05-24T08:56:09+00:00March 8th, 2013|