BTC Releases Latest in its Series, The Devil’s in the Details

Members of the General Assembly will return to Jones Street this month to make changes to the second year of the biennial FY 2011-13 State budget, which was passed last spring and failed to take a balanced approach to North Carolina’s fiscal challenges.  As a result of this cuts-only approach, the State budget has placed additional pressure on local governments and has been particularly devastating to working families and businesses.

As lawmakers reconsider available budget options, the NC Budget and Tax Center released the latest in its series, The Devil’s in the Details–a review of budget cuts and revenue options that would preserve decades of public investments. As the budget discussions begin in earnest, this is a good reminder that there are a broader range of choices available to policymakers in putting together a budget that supports our state.

2 Comments

  1. Frank Burns

    May 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    A broader range of choices? One choice that is not acceptable is to increase taxes on the middle class. I would suggest they look at programs that are no longer effective and cut them.

  2. david esmay

    May 4, 2012 at 11:49 am

    @Frank, or they could just make corporations operating in this state actually pay taxes.