In North Carolina, Opportunity Scholarships are capped to allow only 2,400 students to receive the scholarships. Over 5,500 students applied last year, resulting in a lottery to determine who will have the good fortune to attend a better school. Rather than allocate a good education by the luck of the lottery draw, the General Assembly should [...]
Labor, Education & Pensions Issues
Raleigh, NC In response to Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Bergers challenge to Gov. Bev Perdue to a public debate over her plan to raise taxes by more than $750 million, Americans for Prosperity today offered to host the debate and pay for the event with private funds.
This is an important issue that is very important to taxpayers and we agree that the issue needs full debate. Americans for Prosperity is willing to host the debate at a location that both sides agree to utilize. We will offer to shoulder the costs of the event as a public service to the citizens of North Carolina.
Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina State Director
200 West Morgan Street, Suite 100
Raleigh NC 27601
919 839 1011 ext 3
919 671 1050 cell
Americans for Prosperity to Governor Perdue: No Sales Tax Hike State Legislature has Already Rejected Tax Increases
The voters rejected tax increases in 2010 and the legislature rejected tax increases in 2011, explains Dallas Woodhouse, Director of AFP-NC. Does Governor Perdue really think this is the best way to start the 2012 legislative session?
Governor Perdue made the same proposal last year but the state legislature voted it down.
We dont need tax increases. We need responsible government. Woodhouse continues. The North Carolina legislature has moved the state budget in the right direction. Raising taxes especially taxes that fall hardest on the poor would be a major step backwards.
Early this morning, a super majority of the North Carolina House kept a promise to taxpayers that a billion dollars in temporary taxes would expire at the end of this month. With all the cynicism in politics, it is refreshing to see politicians that signed AFP pledges against raising taxes keep that promise.
Voters should have renewed confidence in trusting some elected officials to keep their word. This afternoon the State Senate gave final approval to the North Carolina State Budget by overriding Governor Perdue's Budget Veto. We applaud this historic first-ever veto override vote.