A bill that would transfer control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the city of Charlotte to an independent authority is getting swift attention from the General Assembly, and North Carolina's new governor.

Senate Bill 81, which would create the independent Charlotte Regional Airport Authority, was poised to pass the upper chamber this week. It was filed by Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, on Feb. 13 and quickly made its way through committees. A companion bill has been filed in the House.

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