Tag:open government

  • New governor must make transparency a priority

    It’s an interesting time for news reporters in North Carolina and across the country. Newspapers, for example, are closing and consolidating. The consistency and frequency in which this is happening isn’t alarming, really. It’s been going on for a while. It does, however, portend a certain future, which is by…

  • UNC Foundations Operate Outside Transparency Rules

    The UNC system operates several foundations that raise money for their associated universities, and national researchers who have looked at these types of organizations have called them “slush funds” and “shadow corporations” that too often operate in secrecy, even though they spend taxpayers’ money. In North Carolina, these foundations buy…

  • Crane Speech a Plea for N.C. Open Government

    Editor’s Note: Carolina Journal, in support of open government, is printing the full text of a speech given last week by Debbie Crane, former spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), at the North Carolina Open Government Coalition luncheon at Elon University.