Raleigh, N.C. — On the day designated as "Thankful Tuesday" by supporters of the Republican legislative agenda, the House and Senate both gave tentative approval to a tax reform package that top lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled less than a day earlier.
The House also gave final approval to a bill shifting control of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport from the city to a regional authority. But a months-long effort to address issues involving people in the U.S. illegally fizzled amid objections from the left and right, and it was moved to a study committee.
Meanwhile, the Senate referred a sweeping regulatory reform bill and a bill containing a proposed constitutional amendment on eminent domain to committees for further review.