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Spending & Taxes

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(4.14.08) Does Nash need a sales tax increase?

The Nash County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $18 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — six times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.14.08) Does Wayne need a sales tax increase?

The Wayne County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $39.1 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — almost 15 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.09.08) Does Duplin need a sales tax increase?

The Duplin County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies about $17.7 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — more than 21 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.09.08) Does Lee need a sales tax increase?

The Lee County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies almost $10.3 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — over 6.6 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.09.08) Does Randolph need a sales tax increase?

The Randolph County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $33.5 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — more than 13 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(4.09.08) Does Stanly need a sales tax increase?

The Stanly County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $23 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — over 16.7 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.


(12.21.07) Alexander County doesn't need a sales tax increase

The Alexander County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on January 8. But the county has nearly $5.3 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(11.19.07) Debt is Debt: Taxpayers on hook for TIFs despite rhetoric

Tax increment financing (TIF) hides the diversion of funds from government services that is inherent in borrowing. It still puts taxpayers at risk for repayment and is more expensive than general obligation bonds or certificates of participation (COPs).


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

The Gates 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 $2.5 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


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

The Henderson 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 $19.6 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


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

The Sampson County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $15.5 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


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

The Hertford County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $7 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


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

The Columbus County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $15.6 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


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

The Martin County commissioners are asking voters to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November 6. But the county has about $9 million over and above its base budget to meet its needs.


(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.


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