JLF releases annual By The Numbers report ranking N.C. cities and counties by tax and fee burden

Charlotte tops the list again this year as the John Locke Foundation ranks North Carolina’s larger cities based on their local government tax-and-fee burden.

While the Queen City is one of five in the large-size category that take more than $2,000 each year per person from local residents, the average North Carolinian surrenders about 4.5 percent of personal income to keep city and county governments operating.

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Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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