The Daily Eastern News

City Council to vote on revised local government resolution

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2015

The Charleston City Council will vote Tuesday on a revised resolution called “Supporting Local Government Relief and Reform” and eight ordinances for funding local business renovations. The resolution, originally titled “Supporting Local Government Empowerment and Reform,” passed on April 7 and was meant to show the city’s support for some of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans to create local ri...

City Council revises ‘empowerment zone’ resolution

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

May 5, 2015

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday to reconsider a resolution that was passed in the beginning of April regarding workers’ empowerment zones. The council then unanimously voted to place a revised version of the resolution that originally supported some of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s initiatives for right-to-work zones on file for public inspection. All four council members and Mayor Larry Rennels were present. Based on public comments from the April 21 meeting and other communications raising concerns, the...

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