• John Locke Update

    Important Local Referenda Will Be On November Ballots

    posted October 13, 2016 by Julie Tisdale
    In less than four weeks, North Carolinians will vote.  And in many counties and municipalities, it won’t just be the elections for president and governor, but a variety of…
  • Research Report

    Does Avery need a land-transfer tax increase?

    posted January 11, 2009 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    The Avery County commissioners are asking county residents to approve a sale-tax increase on February 3. This report identifies over $10 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs; more than triple the amount that the proposed land-transfer tax increase is estimated to produce.
  • Press Release

    JLF report questions Anson’s proposed sales tax hike

    posted October 19, 2008
    RALEIGH — Anson County commissioners could avoid a proposed sales tax increase for 17 years by diverting more than $5.8 million in savings and existing revenue streams to high-priority county…
  • Press Release

    JLF report questions Caswell’s proposed sales tax hike

    posted October 19, 2008
    RALEIGH — Caswell County commissioners could avoid a proposed sales tax increase for 28 years by diverting almost $4.8 million in savings and existing revenue streams to high-priority county government…
  • Press Release

    JLF report questions Onslow’s proposed sales tax hike

    posted October 19, 2008
    RALEIGH — Onslow County commissioners could avoid a proposed sales tax increase for nine years by diverting almost $36.7 million in savings and existing revenue streams to high-priority county government…
  • Press Release

    JLF report questions Person’s proposed sales tax hike

    posted October 19, 2008
    RALEIGH — Person County commissioners could avoid a proposed sales tax increase for 18 years by diverting almost $14 million in savings and existing revenue streams to high-priority county government…
  • Research Report

    Does Anson need a sales tax increase?

    posted October 19, 2008 by Dr. Terry Stoops, Joseph Coletti, Dr. Michael Sanera
    The Anson County commissioners are asking voters to approve a sales-tax increase on November 4. This report identifies more than $5.8 million in revenue and savings the county could use to meet its needs — more than 17 times the amount that the proposed tax increase would produce.

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