by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Those “spending rules” are codified in the North Carolina Constitution and have been since 1776. Our system of government could not run without them.
But hey, you do you.
No money shall be drawn from the State treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law, and an accurate account of the receipts and expenditures of State funds shall be published annually.Article V, Section 7(1) of the North Carolina Constitution