The state’s Republican-led legislature is focused on a far-right agenda that protects business interests and harms the state’s working population, advocates said in Greenville on Thursday night.
About 50 people from Greenville, Rocky Mount and New Bern turned out for the “Out of Control Tour,” a statewide series of meetings being held to discuss the actions of last year’s General Assembly. The group also talked about businessman Art Pope, who through numerous family groups funded many of the campaigns that allowed Republicans to take control of the Legislature in 2010.
In 2010, three out of every four outside dollars spent on Republican campaigns came from groups sponsored by members of Pope’s family, said Chris Kromm with the Institute for Southern Studies and Progress North Carolina.
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