Republican Senator Jim Davis introduced SB419, which would repeal public financing of campaigns in North Carolina. Appellatte judges and candidates for Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Auditor are eligible for financing from a public fund. Taxpayers can earmark a contribution to the public fund by checking off a $3.00 option on tax returns. The Davis bill would also eliminate that fund.
English would be the official language of North Carolina under HB475, introduced by Republican Representatives Kelly Hastings, Mark Hilton and G.L. Pridgen. The bill proclaims English is the common language of the country and the measure is intended to “preserve,protect and strengthen” it.