N.C. Real Solutions News
The state will take in $232.5 million more than expected this year in tax payments, according to a revised revenue forecast by the legislature's Fiscal Research Division and the Office of State Budget and Management. For the next budget year, tax revenue is projected to be $21 million more than expected. In an e-mail to top legislators and staff members, legislative economist Barry Boardman said this year's surplus results from better than expected growth in personal income tax withholding. Other sources of revenue, including sales tax, corporate income taxes and...
WWAY, ABC-affiliate station in Wilmington, covered the NC Real Solutions Road Tour on their April 26th broadcast. On that day, the Road Tour made stops in Morehead City, Jacksonville and Wilmington.
WTVD, ABC-affiliate station in Raleigh, covered the NC Real Solutions television ad on their March 19th broadcast. This ad has sparked a large debate and conversation about North Carolina's state budget.
I am disappointed at the recent skepticism from Gov. Bev Perdue and The News & Observer regarding the new educational campaign N.C. Real Solutions, a project of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The heart of the skepticism is over the number of public school teachers in North Carolina. The N.C. Real Solutions ad makes the claim that the state budget added over 2,000 new state-funded teaching positions, but the key statement is state-funded teachers. Because there are fewer overall teachers in North Carolina, the N&O and Perdue have been quick to call...