From Americans for Prosperity state director Dallas Woodhouse:
“Early this morning, a super majority of the North Carolina House kept a promise to taxpayers that a billion dollars in temporary taxes would expire at the end of this month. With all the cynicism in politics, it is refreshing to see politicians that signed our pledges against raising taxes kept that promise. Voters should have renewed confidence in trusting some elected officials to keep their word. This afternoon the State Senate gave final approval to the North Carolina State Budget by overriding Governor Perdue’s Budget Veto. We applaud this historic first ever veto override vote. It has kept a promise to taxpayers that all too often has been broken.
Members of Americans for Prosperity can celebrate the defeat of Governor Perdue, and other liberals who attempted to raise another billion dollars in taxes. Members of Americans for Prosperity should be proud of their hard work to finally have a budget that funds core services, but that does not, for the first time in a decade raise taxes.
We applaud the legislative leadership on passing this historic budget in record time despite the obstruction coming from the Governor’s mansion.”
P.S. I hope you enjoy the photo I took just moments after the vote.