Charlotte airport law tweaks clear NC Senate panel
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation that could bring a legal and administrative impasse over the Charlotte Douglas International Airport closer to resolution.
The Senate Finance Committee voted Tuesday for a bill attempting to make clear a new airport commission is an agency within Charlotte city government. The bill could be heard by the full Senate on Wednesday.
The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't yet signed off on whether the 13-member panel can run the airport because it says it needs clarification over the commission's governance.
The city sued last year when the legislature moved the airport's control from the city council to the new commission and a judge blocked the transfer. Charlotte-area Democratic lawmakers complained Tuesday's bill was rushed and an attempt to take the issue out of court.
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