• Research Report

    Does Columbus need a sales tax increase?

    posted October 9, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    The Columbus County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on November 4. This report identifies nearly $14.2 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.
  • Press Release

    JLF report questions Columbus’ proposed sales tax hike

    posted October 9, 2008
    RALEIGH — Columbus County commissioners could avoid a proposed sales tax increase for 15 years by diverting almost $14.2 million in savings and existing revenue streams to high-priority county government…
  • Press Release

    Columbus government needs no extra funding

    posted October 4, 2007
    Click here to view and here to listen to Dr. Michael Sanera discussing this Regional Brief. RALEIGH – Columbus County commissioners could free $15.6 million for high-priority county…
  • Research Report

    Columbus County doesn’t need a sales tax increase

    posted October 4, 2007 by Joseph Coletti, Dr. Terry Stoops, Dr. Michael Sanera
    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.

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