AFP Applauds Senate for Passing SB 75 to Let Voters Cap Income Tax

Mar 14, 2017 by AFP

Grassroots group continues advocacy for constitutional amendment ballot measure to limit the total income tax rate to 5.5%

RALEIGH – Americans for Prosperity – North Carolina (AFP-NC) today applauds the State Senate for passing SB 75, a constitutional amendment ballot measure to permanently lower the income tax cap to 5.5 percent. If passed by the State House the bill will go before voters this November. Last week AFP-NC announced a major grassroots and media effort to educate the public and drive grassroots pressure in favor of the legislation.

AFP-NC State Director Donald Bryson had the following statement:
“Americans for Prosperity applauds the senate for passing SB 75 and choosing to let voters protect themselves from future tax hikes. If the State House passes this commonsense reform voters will get to cast the final vote on capping the income tax rate at 5.5%. This bill will protect individuals and families currently paying North Carolina’s lowest tax rate in decades from lawmakers who only see spending increases and tax hikes.

Bryson continued, “While many lawmakers recognize North Carolinians are better off because of responsible budgets and tax relief, during last night’s State of the State Address Governor Cooper demonstrated that he still does not get it. North Carolina families and business owners are thriving because taxes are low and budgets are responsible. We can’t let Governor Cooper take our state backwards, and that is why we urge the State House to quickly pass SB 75 and let voters protect themselves by making the final call to lower the income tax cap nearly in half to 5.5%.”

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