sales tax referendum

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    Should We Stop Having Sales Tax Referendums During Primary Elections?

    Last week, eight counties across North Carolina voted on whether to raise sales taxes by a quarter-cent. According to a story written by Kari Travis in Carolina Journal: Voters in Bertie, Chatham, Forsyth, and Madison counties said “yes” to tax hikes. Voters in Alamance, Stokes, Washington, and Wayne counties said…
    Brenee Goforth, March 9, 2020
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    What Do You Mean My Tax $ “May” Go to Schools?

    Primary season is upon us, and, in North Carolina, primary season always comes with sales tax referenda. JLF has written about four counties with tax referenda on the ballot this election cycle, and now JLF’s Joe Coletti has written a research brief examining two more. Alamance County and…
    Brenee Goforth, February 26, 2020
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    Who Wants to Raise Sales Taxes? And What Will They Do With Your $?

    Nearly every election cycle, a handful of counties place a sales tax referendum on the ballot. This primary season, four counties are doing just that: Wayne, Forsyth, Madison, and Chatham. This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti published a research brief examining how those counties plan to spend the money if these…
    Brenee Goforth, February 20, 2020
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    Mecklenburg County taxpayers asked to approve sales tax “for the children”

    A Facebook friend posted a flier that proponents of the proposed Mecklenburg County sales tax increase have sent to residents of the county.                                     According to an article published…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2019
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    Quarter Cent Sales Tax = Support for Durham Schools

    According to a flyer downloaded from the Durham Public Schools website, “Quarter Cent Sales Tax = Support for Durham Schools.”  You can guess what a vote against the tax increase means! FYI: § 115C?46.1. Limitation on the use of public funds. A local board…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
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    Montgomery County Schools promote sales tax

    On their website, Montgomery County school officials call the proposed sales tax “An Investment in Education.”  Should school district resources be used in this effort? FYI: § 115C?46.1. Limitation on the use of public funds. A local board of education shall not…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
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    Orange County: Sales tax advocacy?

    Does Orange County cross the line into advocacy when they produce videos like this?…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011