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More expensive software may not yield more answers (access required)

More expensive software may not yield more answers <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County officials are looking at a proposal to spend $50,000 in upfront costs and $10,000 annually to replace $500-a-year software that models the economic benefits and drawbacks of offering industries incentives to move or expand here. But ...

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Mecklenburg County commissioners adopt $1.39B budget

Voting along party lines Tuesday night, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners approved a $1.39 billion budget for fiscal 2012. The budget, OK’d in a 5-4 vote, includes a lower property tax rate of 81.66 cents per $100 in valuation from 83.67 cents ...

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Will the Charlotte Knights be victors in their crusade for an uptown stadium? (access required)

The Charlotte Knights have slain the lawsuit dragon delaying their new stadium in uptown. Now, the Triple-A ball club must convince some skeptical Mecklenburg County commissioners that the project is still a good use of the land. In their pitch, ...

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Movers and shakers back visionary’s ‘Sustain Charlotte’ (access required)

Shannon Binns’ message isn’t new, but he’s hoping how he delivers it and who helps him will make people take notice. But first he has to get the Charlotte community, particularly the business community, to financially back his vision, a ...

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Republican addition could bring board bipartisanship (access required)

Despite the red wave that swept the House of Representatives across the country Tuesday, the Democrats on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners were able to hang on to their majority, losing only one seat. Although all six seats held ...

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Mental health for inmates lacking, some say (access required)

There are 2,267 inmates in Mecklenburg County. Of those, 281, or 12 percent, on average are receiving mental health services, according to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Julia Rush. But some say the jail system is falling short of caring ...

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Commissioners defer vote on library task force funding

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners deferred a vote Tuesday night to give $75,000 to a library task force, saying more time was needed to learn where the money would be going. At the commissioners meeting, county manager Harry Jones requested that the ...

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Eye on Government (access required)

A look at happenings in local government Commission votes down immigration proposal The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Monday voted down a proposal by Commissioner Bill James to request more information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about how ...

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