Feb. 26, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099 Jim.Tynen@nccivitas.org
RALEIGH – A new report from the Civitas Institute, based on a public records request, has revealed that the UNC Poverty Center used public resources to host a closed event which was political in nature and appears to have been blatantly partisan, in violation of the state laws on open government. Further review of the Poverty Center will likely show that North Carolina taxpayers have been subsidizing political organizing and activism, not higher education. The UNC Board of Governors should initiate a full investigation of the Center for Poverty, Work, & Opportunity. If the investigation confirms our findings, UNC should move to close the center or to end all public funding and support for it.
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