The Tax Foundation has named state Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, one of the first six winners of a new award for Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform. Berger is the single winner from North Carolina, joining the governors of Indiana, Michigan, and New Mexico, along with a Wisconsin state representative and an Ohio grass-roots activist.
As the award’s name suggests, the honorees were selected due to their extraordinary efforts to advance the cause of simpler, smarter tax policy in the previous year.
“2013 was an exciting year for tax reform throughout the states,” says Joseph Henchman, Vice President of State Projects at the Tax Foundation. “Numerous legislators made commitments to smarter, more principled tax policy. We are excited to introduce this new award in recognition of their efforts and are encouraged by the growing support for the kinds of policies this year’s honorees have worked toward.”