This new report is just in from the watchdogs at Democracy North Carolina:
“Disclosure Law Shields State Legislators, Donors
As the General Assembly debates who should control the State Bureau of Investigation’s ability to probe political corruption, a new study says many state legislators are shielding themselves – and their donors – from scrutiny by filing incomplete, misleading, or hard-to-decipher campaign reports.
Under state law, legislative candidates must file six reports during the two-year campaign period to disclose who is donating to their campaigns and how the money is used.
But the election watchdog group Democracy North Carolina found that 92 of the 170 legislators