Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Richard Moore announced today a proposal to begin to reform the completely dysfunctional NC Department of Transportation.
Among his proposals is to: "enact a campaign finance law, similar to the prohibition on fundraising activities by lobbyists, which would apply to Board of Transportation members."
While this is a good first step, the problem isn’t BOT members raising money when they are already appointed, it’s the problem of them raising money to get on the Board.
How about enact a regulation that says if you or any member of your family is a campaign contributor, you can’t serve on any Board that has spending or regulatory authority.
Let’s take it one step further and stop the game of people raising tens of thousands of dollars for (wink, wink) a seat on the BOT.
But kudos to Moore for at least talking about the problem.