Statement from Progress NC on New NC Tax Plan

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Two Broken Promises in Less than a Week

RALEIGH—Progress NC today issued the following statement regarding the new tax plan announced by Governor McCrory, Speaker Tillis and President Pro Tem Berger.

“Gov. McCrory promised in his State of the State address that tax reform must be ‘revenue neutral.’ But today’s budget deal is far from revenue neutral. The plan gives away huge tax breaks to the wealthy, while jeopardizing the investments that have made North Carolina such as wonderful place to live, work and raise a family—in particular, our public school system from Pre-K through the universities.

This makes two broken promises for Gov. McCrory in less than a week. Last week, McCrory shattered a campaign promise to women.  Today he’s caved on his own State of the State commitment to revenue neutral tax reform. By breaking his promises and failing to moderate a right-wing legislature, Gov. McCrory shows he is clearly refusing or incapable of real leadership.”

- Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress NC

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