North Carolina’s public schools are in a crisis. Teachers are leaving our classrooms in record numbers due to low pay and poor working conditions. Years of neglect have left our schools overcrowded and underfunded. It’s time to stop cutting and start investing in our public schools.
Republicans in the state legislature have steadily cut taxes since they took over seven years ago, winning the praise of lean-government advocates across the country. They credit their tax policies with improving the business climate, restoring a budget surplus and improving the economy.More
A new report from the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center (“Income tax rate cap amendment is costly for taxpayers, communities: Limiting the income tax rate permanently could hurt N.C.’s ability to meet its needs while benefiting the top 1 percent”) finds that imposing an arbitrary income tax cap in the North Carolina constitution could fundamentally compromise our state’s ability to fund our schools, roads, and public health, as well as raise the cost of borrowing.More