So says Locke Foundation analyst Daren Bakst in this article.
Bakst describes a recent US Supreme Court decision that has direct implications on the "matching funds" element used in NC's public campaign financing system. (read more about NC's scheme to force taxpayers to finance political campaigns here)
State legislators take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Matching
funds, which are at the heart of North Carolina's taxpayer financing systems,
clearly are unconstitutional.
The legislature should immediately repeal the state's judicial and Council of
State taxpayer financing systems. At a minimum, there should be a moratorium on
these systems until a court forces their repeal.