Transparency

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    How to Search Campaign Finance Reports in North Carolina

    Now that the first campaign finance reports of the year have been submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE), how does one find political action committee (PAC) and candidate reports for local and state elections? There is a simple process for finding where the campaign committees you…
    Jim Stirling, August 10, 2021
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    The Case for House Bill 324

    North Carolinians worry about the increased politicization of public school classrooms.  According to the June 2021 Civitas Poll: 65% of survey participants believe that classroom instruction in K-12 schools has become more political over the last five years 72.5% of parents or guardians of current K-12 students observed…
    Terry Stoops, August 2, 2021
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    Martin Center President Makes Case for Public Syllabi

    Jenna Robinson of the Martin Center explains why it makes sense to make college class syllabi public. Online education, especially as it has been implemented in the past year, isn’t for everyone. But it has had one unexpected benefit: transparency. Across the country, parents have had a chance to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 12, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on opposition to a bill that would open records of disciplinary proceedings against government workers. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why N.C. unemployment news is less than rosy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2021
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    What is in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    The current version of Senate Bill 717 would add a Taxpayer Bill of Rights to the state constitution and provide two conforming amendments to carry it out. You can compare it to Colorado’s Taxpayer’s (possessive) Bill of Rights, past attempts to protect taxpayers in North Carolina, and some of…
    Joseph Coletti, April 21, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on state Treasurer Dale Folwell’s concerns about hospital price transparency. Joshua Peters’ CJ Opinion urges action from lawmakers on addressing Title IX concerns.
    Mitch Kokai, April 2, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on a Senate bill pushing for more transparency in government worker personnel records. The latest CJ Opinion focuses on a former federal election official’s dire warning about Congress’ sweeping elections bill, H.R. 1.
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2021
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    Dubious group pushes campaign to kill filibuster

    Joe Schoffstall and Matthew Foldi of the Washington Free Beacon follow the money trail for the campaign to dismantle the U.S. Senate’s filibuster. The left-wing group leading a campaign to have Senate Democrats eliminate the filibuster is housed at one of the left’s most powerful dark money networks,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 23, 2021