by Becki Gray
Former Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
Guilford County plans to hold a referendum in November, seeking voter approval to raise the local sales tax, The increase means a $14 million hike for local tax payers. In the meantime, the City of High Point gave Ralph Lauren over $2 Million in tax incentives and another $650,000 came from Guilford County. Guilford County claims they need the sales tax increase to “finance pubic education”. Perhaps they need to reexamine their priorities.