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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Chairman Robin Hayes Calls On Legislature to Halt Gov. Cooper's Unconstitutional Slush Fund


Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes is calling on the legislature to take all necessary actions to prevent Governor Cooper from creating an unconstitutional $58 million slush fund with state dollars, calling the scheme a return to the Jim Black, Mike Easley corruption era. 


"The constitution clearly gives the legislature the responsibility to appropriate the state's funds, and the State Ethic's Act makes it a crime for an elected official to use his public office for personal benefit. Governor Cooper created a $58 million slush fund that will be controlled by him and him alone-- this is a dangerous scheme that is not lawful, constitutional, or ethical. This type of payment for a permit, coerced from private businesses for the benefit of a politician, is the sort of pay-to-play action that Democrats have become all too well known for, and it is up to us to stop them." - NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes

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