Under the Dome Blog
Posted by Colin Campbell on October 23, 2014
The N.C. Democratic Party filed a federal elections complaint about Mark Walker’s Congressional campaign, saying the Republican failed to properly report the use of a campaign bus and a Cancun vacation property in its finance reports and received PAC contributions above the legal limit.
The Democrats say Walker underreported the fair market value of a campaign bus borrowed from Joseph “Jay” Whitt of Greensboro. Walker’s campaign finance forms list the in-kind contribution at a total value of $5,954.89, and the complaint says the bus was worth $250 per day for 400 days.
The six-page Federal Elections Commission complaint also says Walker held a raffle in 2013 in which the winner got to use a Cancun, Mexico, vacation property. It says his finance reports don’t disclose the gift or the donor.
Posted by Craig Jarvis on October 23, 2014
This will come as no surprise to anyone in North Carolina with a TV set, but last week the state had more negative campaign ads than anywhere in the country, according to the Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan, non-profit investigative news organization.
Posted by Renee Schoof on October 23, 2014
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan voted with President Obama 99 percent of the time in 2014, or 118 out of 119 votes where Obama had a position (disagreeing only over a Pennsylvania judge), Congressional Quarterly senior writer Shawn Zeller reports.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on October 23, 2014
Charges that the current academic standards are unrealistic, geared too much toward high-achieving students and are leaving some kids behind were repeatedly mentioned Monday by members of a state commission helping to develop a replacement to the Common Core.
Posted by Lynn Bonner on October 22, 2014
The legislature ordered two virtual charter schools be approved for pilot programs beginning next year. The State Board of Education put out the call for applicants and got two responses. The North Carolina Virtual Academy, which would contract with the for-profit company K12, and North Carolina Connections Academy applied.