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On Sunshine Week, a call for greater accountability (audio)

Just in time for Sunshine Week, Democracy NC’s Bob Hall joins us on News & Views to discuss their latest report on the large campaign contributions made to House Speaker Thom Tillis by the consumer finance industry.

Hall says mistakes and omissions in the campaign disclosure reports about those donors amount to “a disrespect of the public.”

To hear a portion of Bob Hall’s weekend interview with Chris Fitzsimon click below. To hear the full interview, visit the Radio Interview section of N.C. Policy Watch’s website.

Speaker Tillis has responded to the watchdog report by saying that errors in his amended campaign reports were an honest oversight by his treasurer.

House Bill 810, which would allow the consumer finance industry to raise its rates, passed the House last year despite heavy opposition by the military and consumer advocates and is now in the state Senate, where it could see action in the short session this May.

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