• House expected to vote on bill that clarifies authority at airport

    By: Jenna Deery


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - State House lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that could speed up the legal battle over who runs Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

    Last week, the Senate approved the same bill that aims to clarify the terms of the newly formed airport commission.

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    For at least a year, the airport has been in a standoff over control.
    Rep. Ruth Samuelson filed the bill that clarifies the commission is part of the city of Charlotte.
    Currently, the commission has no power because the Federal Aviation Administration wants that question answered first.
    Samuelson says this moves things along.
    “Nobody likes being stuck in an airport without knowing when their flight is going to go and so we don't like the airport stuck without knowing when the judgment is going to come,” Samuelson said.
    Samuelson said she expects the bill to pass in the House.
    Democrats have been critical of the bill including Mayor Dan Clodfelter maintaining that Raleigh should leave the airport's leadership alone.
    Eyewitness News asked him for a comment on the vote and he said he wants to wait and see what the House decides.

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