North Carolina lawmakers’ dispute over VW funds is finally settled — for now

Energy News Network: After years of battling over control of North Carolina’s share of the Volkswagen settlement, the state’s Republican-led legislature and Democratic governor have reached an anticlimactic détente.

With little discussion and not a single dissent, lawmakers appropriated $31 million from the automaker’s multibillion-dollar nationwide trust fund in the final hours of their regular legislative session. Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper signed the measure into law with equally little fanfare.

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