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Common Cause Suit Challenges North Carolina Legislature

April 19, 2017

A lawsuit filed Wednesday by Common Cause North Carolina and 10 Carolinians asks a state court to nullify two bills passed at a special session of the state legislature last December because legislative leaders provided no advance public notice of their meeting.

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Scandals Hit the South

April 12, 2016

Amid an outbreak of ethical violations in southern states, Common Cause is pushing reforms that increase transparency of political spending, limit the amount of money candidates can accept and establish reasonable enforcement mechanisms

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Chris Christie’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

February 6, 2015

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s week started with a bad case of foot-in-mouth during his three-day trip to England, and went downhill from there, reaching new lows for ethics and good, open government – even for New Jersey. But his woes are about more than the Governor; they’re a reminder of the the yawning gap between the political machinations America gets and the democracy it deserves.

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