John Locke Foundation Press Release:
School systems, governments break state law by promoting sales-tax votes.
JLF legal expert sends letters to block further misuse of tax dollars
Contact: Daren Bakst
November 01, 2011
RALEIGH — Public school systems in Durham, Orange, and Montgomery counties, along with the city of Durham and Orange County government, all have violated state law by misusing tax dollars to promote sales-tax referendums on the Nov. 8 ballot.
The John Locke Foundation’s top legal expert makes that argument in a series of letters urging each school system and government agency to shut down the illegal activity.
“In 2010, the state legislature passed laws expressly prohibiting municipalities, counties, and local boards of education from using public funds to endorse or oppose referendums,” said Daren Bakst, JLF Director of Legal and Regulatory Studies, who also Continue reading