RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- It could be next year before North Carolina lawmakers complete work on a bill to create a board to run the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Republican Rep. Bill Brawley of Matthews told The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/15G3ibf) that his bill could be headed to a study committee, rather than final action on the House floor.
The bill would create an authority to run the airport, which now is governed by Charlotte City Council.
Lawmakers are expected to end the legislative session next month, likely before a study committee could review the plan.
Those supporting the bill say an independent airport authority could protect the airport from political interference.
Charlotte city officials say their good management has helped the airport become one of the busiest in the country.