New information now shows that the income tax cuts alone from the “tax reform” passed last year will cost $680 million in 2014 and over $5 BILLION OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. That's an increase of $200 million dollars per year. Governor McCrory said that tax reform would need to be revenue neutral. It's now clear that's not the case. Nonpartisan analysis has already shown the vast majority of the benefits go to the wealthiest and big corporations.
North Carolina is currently 46th in teacher pay and experiencing an exodus of teachers leaving for better pay in other states. We simply can't afford such reckless tax giveaways. I urge you to repeal these tax giveaways that primarily benefit the wealthiest taxpayers and stop any further tax cuts from going into effect so we can afford to give our teachers a raise, without damaging cuts to public education or slashing vital health programs benefiting the blind, elderly, and disabled.