Since Brian doesn't seem to be into self-publicity, I'll take this opportunity to alert everyone's attention to an op-ed that Brian had (registration required) in Friday's Durham Herald-Sun on taxpayer funded campaigns.
and a massive state budget deficit, some North Carolina lawmakers are
trying to take your money to fill their campaign coffers. In short,
they want to expand a welfare program for politicians, forcing you to
subsidize ideas you may abhor.
Great piece that includes evidence from Arizona's failed experiment with taxpayer-funded campaigns to show North Carolina continues to head down the wrong path in attempting to "clean up" elections.