Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A lone voice for tax hike for schools

State schools CEO William Harrison is providing some leadership where other key state officials are remaining quiet. In an interview with reporter Lynn Bonner of the News & Observer, Harrison called on state legislators to raise taxes and keep schools and other state agencies from the worst of contemplated budget cuts. Harrison called for a temporary sales tax increase as well as hikes on cigarettes and alcohol.

But Gov. Bev Perdue's staff says she's not pushing that particular line of thinking. "At this time, it is not something that the governor is pushing," said spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson. Perdue's proposed budget -- which was unveiled long before it became apparent that the budget shortfall would be in the range of $4 billion -- did call for cigarette and alcohol tax increases, but not the sales tax.

Harrison's willingness to speak out now is interesting because of its sharp contrast to other state leaders, including legislative leaders who have been cautious about significant tax hikes. The Senate budget had a $500 revenue hold it -- which might be filled by a Senate Finance co chairs plan to revise the state's tax structure, cutting some tax rates and applying the sales tax to more services. The House, on the other hand, has tried to develop a budget proposal without revenue increases. Word is that House members are now talking a little more about ways to raise revenue.

Perdue appointed Harrison to the State Board of Education earlier this year to run the state schools and bring about more accountability. Harrison is trying to avoid some budget cuts in a potential cut of up to $1 billion for state school support, but even if the legislature were to boost some taxes, significant budget cuts are on their way for state agencies.

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INTJ said...

North Carolinians already know the scam of "temporary" tax increases. We're aware that the state never gives up a source of revenue, once initiated.

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Asking for higher taxes is not "leadership", it's COWARDICE.

Did this bozo ask that his OWN salary be cut? Nope, he probably got a sweetheart land deal from Sleazely.

Rolo said...

If we need some new revenues (in addition to many very painful cuts)then the senate plan is the place to begin. Make the tax system fairer, with broader base and lower rates, will ease the impact of any new revenues, and make future problems less severe..

Anonymous said...

Rolo,

Where do you get "new revenues" when unemployment is double-digits?

LIFE is necessary; MORE GOVERNMENT is NOT.

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