Skip to comments.NC State Budget Passes, Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto
Posted on 06/15/2011 12:33:31 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Raleigh, NC -- A two-year budget for North Carolina that will cut sales taxes and which Democrats claim will lead to thousands of lost education jobs is now law.
The General Assembly completed its override of a veto issued by Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue on Wednesday.
The Republican-led Senate overrode the veto on a party-line vote of 31-19. The House also received a three-fifths majority required to cancel the veto, taking its vote just after midnight.
The override means the budget that spends $19.7 billion next year will take effect. It lets temporary taxes expire, meaning the base sales tax consumers pay will be cut by a penny.
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Sounds like a good deal. Hopefully some of these victories will get some attention, provide momentum in other locales. If the MSM would not bury these stories, we would have a better chance.
Cut by a penny?? Perhaps they mean cut by one percentage point.
I believe that’s the case. Like how around here they refer to the SPLOST rate as a “one cent tax”.
Sales taxes are based on a percentage, and in this case if the sales tax was 8% and is now 7%, that means its more than a 10% sales tax cut.
Nope, the msm will play up the fact that gub mint leaches, I mean employees will lose their jobs.
Given that the veto was overriden with the help of Dems, which means that a red breeze must be blowing through NC, can we now expect the DNC convention to be moved..?
I’m stunned. I thought there was no freakin’ way they’d peel off any Dems in the House to vote for this.
I had heard from extended family that anymore Asheville is sort of like Haight-Ashbury with a Shoneys
NC is smelling beter and better all the time since the Republicans cleaned house last November. Watch out Bev, you’re next.
That’s a good way to describe it!
Hey Guvnur Beverly Purdue,
Two words for you:
“perdu” - French for “lost”.
This vote shows how important the 2010 election was. The Tea Party elected more than 700 patriots to state legislatures. These are our future leaders who will destroy the Marxists in America.
The reporter must be over 40-45 years old because “a penny” is the way we used to refer to sales tax changes decades ago.
Yes, it’s a cut in the rate of 1%. The “penny” language was consistently used to make it easier for voters to understand. EX: The sales tax is 7 cents on the dollar, lowering it to 6 cents will save a penny.
People have a tendency to get lost when talking percentages.
Twelve years ago I was visiting Columbus, GA and noticed a lot of signs around town saying “Keep The Penny” and some “Ditch The Penny”.
I asked what it was about and a few years ago the town agreed to increase it’s small city sales tax (could have been county) by 1% or “a penny” to pay for renovation of their riverfront area and surrounding historical homes. They held a vote and the people said okay.
When the project was fully funded and almost finished the temporary tax was supposed to expire. But, as usual, the left can’t stand not spending other people’s money so a bunch of Dem pols raised the issue to “keep the penny” because it could “do more for the community”. You know, typical play book crap.
Thus the yard signs, etc. when I was there. The pols didn’t want to end the temporary tax increase.
Sort of like here in Tennessee. Since I first moved here in 1990 we’ve had two “temporary” sales tax increases of .5% each. We have never repealed them.
ROFL, that’s perfect.
What is weird is that, normally, the kook left can’t seem to be too far away from large bodies of water and Asheville is a good ways from the east coast.
But it does have the Biltmore Vineyards like SF area.
Lovely place too.
Governor Purdue and the Dems have been running ads the last few weeks claiming that education in NC could not survive the job losses that would be required for the Republicans to do what they had promised to do when they were elected last year - repeal the "temporary" sales tax that was supposed to have expired last year. To a North Carolina Democrat, there is no such thing as a temporary tax. They could not bear to give up this revenue stream and were using scare tactics in their ads decrying the drastic cuts that would be necessary if the sales tax was allowed to expire. When the facts are examined, it can be seen that the job loses that occur will come mostly from attrition and not from massive layoffs.