Airport de-annexation bill moves to finance committee
RALEIGH — A proposed law that would remove the Rowan County Airport from Salisbury city limits passed a state house subcommittee unanimously today and moved on to the Finance Committee.
Public comment was not allowed at the subcommittee meeting, where five members, including two Democrats, voted for the bill.
“It passed unanimously with bipartisan support,” said N.C. Rep. Carl Ford, a Republican from Rowan County. Ford sponsors the bill in the house, and N.C. Sen. Andrew Brock, also a Republican who represents Rowan, sponsors an identical bill in the senate.
“I’m normally realistic, but this time I’ve got to say I’m a little optimistic,” Ford said. “But I don’t count my chickens before they hatch. Never have.”
The Finance Committee will take up the bill sometime in the next two weeks. If it passes the committee, the bill would go to the house floor for a vote.
Read more in Friday’s Post.