There will be a very important hearing on HB 188 (Taxpayer Bill of Rights) at the General Assembly tomorrow (Wednesday, May 25th) and we need as many activists in that committee room to support it, as possible.
AFP has promoted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights for years and this will be the first time we will actually see real consideration of this idea at the General Assembly.
A Taxpayer Bill of Rights would amend the state constitution to create a general fund expenditure limit. This amendment would tie future increases in the general fund budget to inflation and population growth. If this bill passed, legislators would no longer be able to make reckless increases in the budget. If they wanted to increase the budget beyond inflation and population growth, it would take an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the legislators of each house of the General Assembly.
Would you be willing to come to Raleigh on Wednesday, May 25th to stand in support of this bill? Would you spread the word to others in your various organizations? You would not need to speak at the hearing but simply be there to support it.
What: Hearing on HB 188, Taxpayer Bill of Rights (Sponsored by Representatives Blust, Holloway, Dollar, and Killian)
Where: Legislative Building Room 1327 (This is in the Main Bldg. of the GA)
When: Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25th at 10 AM
Learn more about House Bill 188 here.
Driving and Parking Instructions to the General Assembly are here.
We hope to see you in Raleigh on Wednesday