Category Archives: Local government
North Carolina hasn’t seen a state-wide bond referendum since the early 2000s, but that doesn’t mean the local governments haven’t had a bond on the ballot. This year there are a number of bond items on the ballot including water systems, parks and recreation, schools, sidewalks, and many more. Some for the county, and some areContinue Reading
Anson County has only had a sales tax increase on its ballot one time prior, and that was in 2008. The decision to be placed on the ballot passed the county commission 7-0. The estimated $300,000 in revenue will be used for increased teacher supplements. Education makes up 15% of the county’s total expenditures,Continue Reading
According to a poll by Americans for Prosperity North Carolina, 50% oppose and only 37% support for increasing Guilford County’s sales tax. Counties have the option to vote for a quarter-cent increase to their already 2% local sales tax rate. This November is the fourth time Guilford County will have this tax increase on the ballot,Continue Reading
As a Gaston County native that frequently traveled to Kings Mountain, a casino is not something one would expect in the small town in Cleveland County. There are still towns in Cleveland County that haven’t passed liquor by the drink, I would guess they would be hard pressed to find overwhelming public support for aContinue Reading
This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Duke University research scholar Chris Conover about the overstated risks for people without health insurance. Sarah Curry’s Daily Journal examines the N.C. counties seeking voter support this fall for sales tax increases.
There are seven counties with quarter-cent increases to their sales taxes on the ballot in November. For Ashe County, this will be the first time on the ballot. While many local governments claim they will collect the tax for a specific purpose, that is not permissible by law. Any revenue generated from the local-option, quarter-centContinue Reading