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    Does Haywood need a sales tax increase?

    posted April 13, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    The Haywood County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $16.2 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — over 10 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.
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    Does Lincoln need a sales tax increase?

    posted April 13, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    The Lincoln County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on May 6. This report identifies $26.3 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — over 17 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.
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    Does Nash need a sales tax increase?

    posted April 13, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Does Wayne need a sales tax increase?

    posted April 13, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Does Stanly need a sales tax increase?

    posted April 8, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Does Randolph need a sales tax increase?

    posted April 8, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Does Lee need a sales tax increase?

    posted April 8, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Does Duplin need a sales tax increase?

    posted April 8, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.
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    Education Tax Credits in North Carolina: Innovation in Education

    posted April 7, 2008 by Research Staff
    As one of the oldest forms of school choice in the United States, education tax credits empower low- and middle-income parents to choose schools that best meet their children’s needs. Cost-effective, constitutional, and consistent with federal and state tax policy, tax credits enjoy bipartisan support among education reformers and parents; in fact, the number of states with education tax credits has tripled over the past 10 years. Tax credits create a vibrant education marketplace by making private schooling affordable for low- and middle-income families seeking a fresh start for their children.
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    Raleigh’s Neuse River Greenway: Nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live next to it

    posted March 25, 2008 by Justin Coates, Katie Bethune, Dr. Michael Sanera
    Greenways are linear parks that benefit users with opportunities for exercise and enjoying nature. However, costs would be forced on homeowners by the City of Raleigh without any countervailing compensation. Users of the greenway, on the other hand, would receive benefits without incurring costs commensurate with the benefits received.

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