Governor Perdue has yet another idea for getting more tax revenue. Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith reports about Perdue’s press conference.
Gov. Bev Perdue wants to “tax the heck” out of sweepstakes business across North Carolina as a means of providing more funding for education.
“I will never turn my back on the kids of North Carolina,” Perdue, a Democrat, said during a hastily called press conference on the south side of the state Capitol Thursday morning.
Perdue was critical of the GOP-controlled House’s budget that did not adopt a sales tax increase that she had recommended. She had proposed that revenues from the tax increase go to increase education budgets.
“You’ve heard the horror stories all year,” Perdue said, listing things such as teachers and teachers assistants losing their jobs and teachers having bake sales to put school supplies in their classroom.
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