Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Bill Didn’t End Debate on Nonprofits
A new law was supposed to strengthen rules on state-funded nonprofits, but it may have done the reverse
By Paul Chesser
August 24, 2004
RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley on Tuesday signed into law a bill that, according to his press release, will “clarify and strengthen the reporting requirements for non-state entities receiving state funds.”
But State Sen. Hamilton Horton, a Forsyth County Republican, said that in some ways the new law weakens accountability for state-funded nonprofit organizations.
“It doesn’t require a cutoff of funds, as in the previous law,” Horton said. “They leave it to the executive.”