North CarolinaNorth Carolina - Senate ethics bill - publicly funded campaigns
[Tuesday, June 22, 2010] The [North Carolina] Senate Democrats finished up their take on an ethics reform bill late Monday night and by early Tuesday the bill had divided lawmakers and advocates.
The bill includes several provisions but leads off with an expansion of publicly funded campaigns for executive branch officials elected statewide.
Read the ethics bill - pdf
Tightening the reins on campaign Finance in North Carolina
North Carolina state legislators are expected to tackle a package of changes to campaign finance regulations and ethical standards for state employees and board appointees during this summer's short session, which begins today. Many reforms come in bills that already were introduced to state lawmakers last year. "The most important thing is that they get to the heart of the problem: the money chase and politicians having to spend so much time kowtowing to special interests that give them money," said Bob Hall, executive director of the nonpartisan Democracy North Carolina.
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