CSE Tax Tour to Mobilize Thousands in North Carolina
Throughout April, North Carolina CSE, in conjunction with the John Locke Foundation, will be crisscrossing the state educating voters on the current budget crises and highlighting where their candidates stand on tax and budget issues. Our April tax tour will make 26 stops and reach out to thousands of activists to provide them with the training, information, and materials they need to have their voices effectively heard in the battles that lay ahead. Like several other state legislatures across the nation, North Carolina’s General Assembly will have to deal with a budget shortfall when they convene later this year. Currently estimated to be $900 million, this represents its second serious budget deficit in recent years. While some state legislators are proposing to tap into rainy-day funds and roll back spending to make up the difference, there is a vocal group that has begun proposing that the budget shortfall be addressed by raising taxes and they must be stopped. Key to fighting such proposed tax increases in North Carolina will be a sustained grassroots force dedicated to the principles of lower taxes, less government, and more economic freedom.