Perdue pitches plan to raise taxes “for the children”

Tomorrow, Governor Bev Perdue will present a proposed budget that raises the state sales tax by three-quarters of a cent.

She proposes using the revenue generated from the tax increase to boost education spending by about $800 million.  This would include a $650 million increase for public schools, an additional $145 million for universities, and a $53 million appropriation for community colleges.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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