Port City Politics: Week of December 13
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) -- Port City Politics is a collaborative podcast between WECT and WHQR. Every two weeks, WECT’s investigative reporter Michael Praats and WHQR’s News Director Ben Schachtman will break down the latest happenings in local politics.
The Podcast will be available from both stations.
$50 million housing bond moves forward
In an attempt to provide more affordable housing options in New Hanover County, city and county leaders are considering a $50 million housing bond. That bond could potentially bring thousands of affordable units to Wilmington and the county, however, it is going to cost taxpayers.
- City and county leaders want to move forward with $50 million housing bond and sales tax increase
- City, county leaders back away from $50-million housing bond after third-party polling by chamber of commerce
Statewide elections on pause
The North Carolina Supreme Court put the upcoming election season on hold while arguments over the latest redistricting maps take place. The primary elections for 2022 will now be held in May and general elections will take place in November as planned.
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