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Spending & Taxes

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(10.05.07) Robeson County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Robeson County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $38.2 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.05.07) Swain County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Swain County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $2.6 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.05.07) Washington County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Washington County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 600 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $4.1 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.04.07) Davie County doesn't need to increase taxes

The Davie County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase and a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $12.1 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.04.07) Graham County doesn't need to increase taxes

The Graham County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase and a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $7.5 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.04.07) Harnett County doesn't need to increase taxes

The Harnett County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase and a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $28.3 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.04.07) Hoke County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Hoke County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $12.4 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.04.07) Johnston County doesn't need to increase taxes

The Johnston County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase and a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $43.1 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.04.07) Polk County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Polk County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $11.1 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.04.07) Rutherford County doesn't need to increase taxes

Rutherford County doesn't need to increase taxes
The Rutherford County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase and a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $25 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.04.07) Surry County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Surry County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $25.1 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.02.07) Catawba County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Catawba County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $16.3 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.02.07) Cumberland County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Cumberland County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $93.3 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.02.07) Lenoir County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Lenoir County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $18.6 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.02.07) Pitt County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Pitt County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $50.5 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(10.02.07) Union County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Union County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $50.5 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(9.27.07) Brunswick County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Brunswick County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $75 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(9.27.07) Chatham County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Chatham County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $24.5 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(9.27.07) Greene County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Greene County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $8.2 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(9.27.07) Macon County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Macon County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $21.6 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(9.27.07) Moore County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Moore County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $16.7 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(9.27.07) Pender County doesn't need a land-transfer tax increase

The Pender County commissioners are asking voters to approve a 200 percent increase in the real estate transfer tax on November 6. But the county has about $23.3 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(8.23.07) Next Come the Taxes: Spending growth continues in latest budget

Gov. Mike Easley and the General Assembly continue the spend-and-tax cycle, increasing the General Fund $1.8 billion, 9.5 percent, over last year. General Fund spending on operations reaches $20.7 billion in FY 2007-08, a 43 percent increase in just five years, similar to the five-year period through FY1997-98.


(6.22.07) The ‘Less Bad Budget’ Principle: With luck, the conference committee will discover fiscal responsibility

The Senate fiscal year 2007-08 budget would have spent $1.3 billion (7.1 percent) more on operations than the previous year, plus another $1.2 billion in new debt.

The Senate would have allowed the 8.0 percent personal income tax bracket and the extra quarter-cent sales tax to expire as current law requires.


(6.06.07) New Global Warming Taxes? Disguised Taxes Would Be All Cost, No Possible Benefit for North Carolinians

There are three new proposals that would impose hundreds of millions of dollars in new taxes on North Carolinians in the name of fighting global warming. None of these proposals are actually called taxes.


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