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Topics of opinion requests to State Ethics Commission
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September 17, 2014, No comments

The little-known state office is tasked with maintaining good government in North Carolina. A CPP investigation of the commission’s first seven years shows a bipartisan effort that’s constrained by a lack of resources, strict confidentiality rules and limited enforcement powers, and stretched by ever-expanding mandates.

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Cherokee County evidence investigations revealed as sheriff campaign escalates

August 27, 2014, Comments Off

Papers filed by Sheriff Keith Lovin and the SBI follow the troubled trail of cash and guns seized by two now-defunct WNC drug task forces. Meanwhile, ...

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Former legislators rank among North Carolina’s top lobbyists

August 27, 2014, Comments Off

Eleven former legislators now rank among the most influential lobbyists in the North Carolina General Assembly in the latest rankings released Monday ...

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North Carolina’s right to know shifts as legislature changes disclosure laws

August 13, 2014, Comments Off

How much are North Carolina’s citizens permitted to know about the government and corporate operations that could affect their daily lives? A slew o ...

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    Bolton Super PAC targets NC Senate race
    August 6, 2014, Comments Off

    Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton announced on Monday his Super PAC's intention initially to focus its independent expenditures in the states of Arkansas, New Hampshire and North Carolina for the 2014 midterm elections.

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    Financial disclosures show net worth of WNC’s congressional reps
    July 16, 2014, Comments Off

    Each year, members of both chambers are required by law to disclose the details of their assets and liabilities in an effort to deter perceptions of any conflict of interest. Inside: A Carolina Public Press analysis of at U.S. Reps. Foxx, M ...

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    Raleigh Report: Behind-the-scenes budget, coal ash talks underway
    July 7, 2014, Comments Off

    This week, budget conferees take up teacher pay and the fate of more than 7,000 teaching assistants who would lose their jobs to cover the cost of a larger pay raise in the Senate plan. The House plans to meet in skeleton sessions all week, ...