House votes to end campaign financing checkoff on tax forms - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

House votes to end campaign financing checkoff on tax forms

The state House on Monday voted to end one way of publicly financing political parties The state House on Monday voted to end one way of publicly financing political parties

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina House has voted to repeal public financing for political parties through state tax returns.

The House passed the repeal Monday along party lines. Under current law taxpayers can direct $3 of the taxes they pay to the major political party of their choice. Legislative staff members say the program costs the state $2 million a year.

Republicans argued the state has no business giving public money to individual political parties and public financing for political campaigns is unnecessary. Democrats said the program was put in place to balance the scales between poorer people and larger contributors to political parties.

The bill now heads to the Senate.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Wilmington City Council opposes idea to move local elections

    Wilmington City Council opposes idea to move local elections

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:35:44 GMT
    Proposed legislation at the NCGA would move municipal elections to even numbered years. (Source: WECT)Proposed legislation at the NCGA would move municipal elections to even numbered years. (Source: WECT)

    Among other reasons, council members say the election move would not save any money. 

    More >>

    Among other reasons, council members say the election move would not save any money. 

    More >>
  • White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

    White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:17:57 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:17:57 GMT

    A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.

    More >>

    A late-night meeting of moderate-leaning members Wednesday broke up without resolution or a deal as most lawmakers left out of side exits and avoided talking to reporters.

    More >>
  • Democrat Ford accuses Cooper of 'moving the goal post' on HB2 repeal

    Democrat Ford accuses Cooper of 'moving the goal post' on HB2 repeal

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-03-22 20:14:00 GMT
    (Source: Office of the Governor)(Source: Office of the Governor)

    Democrat State Senator Joel Ford (Mecklenburg) accused Democrat Governor Roy Cooper of “moving the goal post” on a deal to repeal House Bill 2.

    More >>

    Democrat State Senator Joel Ford (Mecklenburg) accused Democrat Governor Roy Cooper of “moving the goal post” on a deal to repeal House Bill 2.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly