State Politics

Bill on UNC airport panel may be slowed

Orange County commissioners want more discussion of a bill before a House committee that would give the University of North Carolina the power to create airport authorities.

House Bill 2725, which has been referred to the House Appropriations Committee, would allow the university Board of Governors to create entities that could build and operate airports. Under the bill, an airport authority would be able to acquire land by eminent domain.

At a work session Tuesday, Orange commissioners authorized their chairman to send a letter to the county's House and Senate delegation asking that the bill be tabled for more discussion from the public.