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August 29, 2014 -
Groups in favor of and opposed to school vouchers have invested heavily in the North Carolina legislature and the state Supreme Court, which is now being asked to release voucher money despite a recent lower court ruling that the program is unconstitutional.
July 25, 2014 -
The deal joining North Carolina-based tobacco giants Reynolds American and Lorillard also unites two of the state's biggest corporate political contributors. Besides donating directly to candidates and committees, the companies have also been funneling money into outside spending groups active in the state's politics.
July 17, 2014 -
A new Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies analysis finds that super PACs and other outside groups spent more than $2.6 million targeting state races in North Carolina's 2014 primaries, with almost half targeted at a key seat for the state supreme court.
July 2, 2014 -
Millions of dollars in outside expenditures in North Carolina's May 2014 primary were hidden or delayed from being made public thanks to loopholes in the law. If the state Senate fails to act on a bill soon, millions more will likely be obscured from public view in November.
May 9, 2014 -
North Carolina's usually low-profile mid-term primary election drew a record-shattering $2.5 million in spending for state-level races from corporate-funded outside groups unconnected to candidates' campaigns or political parties, with much of that money spent to influence a key state Supreme Court race.
May 7, 2014 -
Institute for Southern Studies/Facing South Executive Director Chris Kromm appeared on the Democracy Now news show today to talk about yesterday's closely watched North Carolina primary races for U.S. Senate and state supreme court -- and what they mean for November.
May 6, 2014 -
A North Carolina Supreme Court race that's attracted more than $1 million in attack ads and other election spending leading up to today's primary has made national headlines -- thanks in part to research and reporting by Facing South and the Institute for Southern Studies.