RALEIGH – On Friday, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed House Bill 1029, a measure that reconfigures the state board of elections and includes a problematic provision making campaign finance investigations secret.
The following is a statement from Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC:
“House Bill 1029 would keep North Carolinians in the dark when it comes to investigations into potential campaign finance violations. That provision takes our state in the wrong direction and would undermine transparency in our elections. As such, we applaud Governor Cooper for vetoing this flawed proposal. Lawmakers should respect the governor’s veto and work to better shine a light on money in politics.”
Common Cause NC is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy.