Blue Cities, Red States

Public friction between state legislators and municipal leaders made news headlines in several Carolina cities this summer. Differing governance philosophies seem to have added to the polarization and partisanship, which often stymies meaningful policy discussions. Still, our panel of mayors remains positive while pointing to transformative infrastructure and redevelopment projects in their cities. On this program, we discuss the intergovernmental dynamics and progress in local and state governments with Mayor Terry Bellamy of Asheville, Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, Mayor Patsy Kinsey of Charlotte, Mayor Stephen Wukela of Florence.

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