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U.S. Supreme Court Declares Parts of North Carolina’s Forced Political Speech Scheme Unconstitutional

June 28, 2011 J

U.S. Supreme Court Declares Parts of North Carolina’s Forced Political Speech Scheme Unconstitutional

Americans for Prosperity calls on General Assembly to Repeal All Forced Taxpayer Support of Political Campaigns

The Supreme Court of the United States struck down an Arizona law offering extra taxpayer funds to candidates who accepted public funds and who faced an opponent who relied on private money. The court noted that both Maine and North Carolina have adopted matching-funds laws similar to Arizona's.

Free Market Wins in Historic Legislative Session

June 21, 2011 J

After one of the most efficient and productive free market legislative sessions in modern history, the North Carolina General Assembly adjourned early Saturday, June 18th, 2011.

Before the session began, we publicized our 2011-2012 policy goals. We also sent our list to each state legislator and then worked with our grassroots activists to promote these goals throughout the session. We also worked with legislators on their own proposals to advance economic freedom.

Here are the highlights of AFP's goals and legislative outcomes:

Breaking News: Taxes to Expire after Veto Override

June 15, 2011 J

Early this morning, a super majority of the North Carolina House kept a promise to taxpayers that a billion dollars in temporary taxes would expire at the end of this month. With all the cynicism in politics, it is refreshing to see politicians that signed AFP pledges against raising taxes keep that promise.

Voters should have renewed confidence in trusting some elected officials to keep their word. This afternoon the State Senate gave final approval to the North Carolina State Budget by overriding Governor Perdue's Budget Veto. We applaud this historic first-ever veto override vote.

Hold School Superintendent Jeffrey Moss accountable

June 09, 2011 J

The Lee County Boards of Education and Commissioners should hold Lee County School Superintendent Jeffrey Moss accountable after he instructed the 3rd grade class of Representative Mike Stone’s daughter to write letters to Mr. Stone in opposition of the recently passed no tax increase state budget.

As first reported by WRAL and the Carolina Journal:

Freshman Republican lawmaker Mike Stone says his daughter was “used against” him when a public school teacher instructed her and her classmates to contact elected officials in opposition to budget cuts.