Today, Moore’s staff and the legislature’s human resources director are offering little explanation as to how an employee who worked full-time for about five years could accrue enough leave time to receive $94,100 after he stopped working. Lawmakers do not receive paid vacations and cannot accrue leave.
FBI agents reached out to at least two members of the state House in recent months, asking questions about an anonymous letter that accused House Speaker Tim Moore of chicanery.
North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore is out of touch with working families.
Speaker Tim has repeatedly used his office for personal gain, even as he passes law after law making things worse for working families. Tim Moore and his Republican cronies are obsessed with grabbing power for themselves at the expense of average North Carolinians — whether it’s stiffing public schools to give tax cuts to millionaires, or unconstitutional gerrymandering and assaults on voting rights.
What Speaker Tim Has Done For Himself.
BOGUS CHICKEN PLANT DEAL
Speaker Tim bought an abandoned chicken processing plant for $85,000 in 2013 and sold it in 2016 for $550,000 (a $465,000 profit) after using his influence to prevent DEQ from taking pollution enforcement action against the site
BLATANT NEPOTISMSpeaker Tim secured a $90,000 state job for his girlfriend, for which no other applicants were considered — a clear violation of state hiring laws. Also hired his buddy, ex-lawmaker Nelson Dollar, for a six-figure job on Moore’s staff after Dollar was defeated in 2018.
KICKBACKS ON DURHAM DEVELOPMENT DEALSpeaker Tim took $40,000 in legal fees and nearly $70,000 in campaign donations from a Durham developer in exchange for passing special legislation benefiting the developer. Now under SBI investigation for the corrupt deal.
WINING AND DINING WITH CAMPAIGN FUNDSSpeaker Tim failed to disclose over $60,000 in fine dining and travel charges paid for with his campaign credit card, despite sponsoring the law requiring itemization of such spending. Also failed to disclose that he was paying $23,000 in “rent” to his own company for a condo in Raleigh.
PAY-FOR-PLAY AT TEACHERS’ EXPENSESpeaker Tim received campaign contributions from construction industry players who were pushing legislation to divert state funding for personnel to school construction instead. Also voted to allow lenders to charge higher interest rates and fees after the industry hired lobbyists and steered campaign contributions to key lawmakers.
MAKING IT HARDER TO INVESTIGATE CORRUPT POLITICIANSSpeaker Tim seems like he has a lot to hide. Is it any wonder why he has repeatedly pushed misguided laws that make it harder for the state ethics board to go after corrupt politicians, and keep ethics investigations secret?
What Speaker Tim Has Done For North Carolina.
- Voted to eliminate tax exemptions and deductions that benefitted North Carolina families.
- Voted to increase fees paid to the DMV by at least $200 million, increasing the cost for families to obtain items such as learner’s permits and driver’s licenses.
- Voted to increase the fee parents pay when they have a baby.
- Voted to raise taxes on small business owners.
- Gave more money to the Revenue Department to collect your taxes, but less money per student for our schools.
Democracy & Voting Rights
- Has advocated for Voter ID since entering the legislature, and sponsored legislation to curb voting rights.
- Voted against amendments that would allow alternative forms of ID to vote.
- Moore voted to shorten the early voting period.
- After voter ID was struck down for intentionally discriminating against black voters, Moore claimed he would “continue to fight to restore this commonsense measure.”
- Claims credit for increased education spending, but schools have fallen behind. Raised taxes on working families and cut funding for public schools to give tax breaks to millionaires.
- Under Speaker Tim’s leadership, North Carolina is now consistently ranked year after year among the bottom half of country in per-pupil spending and teacher pay.
- Placed profits above students, diverted funding from traditional public schools to private schools that discriminate in admissions and have lower standards of accountability.
- Shifted money from public schools to for-profit management companies.
- Voted to ease regulations for charter schools, and even removed certification and college degree requirements for charter school teachers.
Clean Air & Water
- Voted for the “Duke Bailout Bill,” helping Duke Energy avoid taking responsibility for cleaning up its coal ash spill.
- Voted against an amendment that would have stopped Duke Energy from charging ratepayers for coal ash cleanup costs instead of paying for it out of the company’s profits.
- Voted to allow fracking in North Carolina.
- Voted for a regulatory reform bill protecting polluters from civil penalties and eliminating environmental protections.
- Voted for a controversial “ag-gag” bill that “muzzles whistleblowers.”