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Groups organize to push for an additional $1 billion in state tax collections
Written by Stephanie Hawco/David Horn   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 04:33

(RALEIGH) -- Educators, conservationists, and health care advocates want to raise more than a billion dollars in new taxes to offset legislative budget cuts. A coalition of more than 120 groups called Together NC launched the "North Carolina's Worth It" campaign on Monday.

Louisa Warren said they would raise the new revenue by restoring the temporary one-cent sales tax, restoring the earned income tax credit, and creating a millionaire's tax.

"We also want to make sure that everybody is paying their fair share in North Carolina and so that's what we want do is to add another top income tax bracket on households earning over a million dollars a year," said Warren. She said the millionaire's tax would affect about 5,000 North Carolinians.

Warren said polling shows that public sentiment is on their side. Supporters admit that getting the plan through the Republican legislature may be a tough sell.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2012 19:00
 
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