COOPER’S PAT ANSWER TO SHORTFALL? RAISE TAXES

May 29, 2020
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Take a trip down memory lane.

North Carolina faces a budget shortfall. What is the Governor going to do?

As an insider in the Legislature, Cooper faced a $1.2 billion budget shortfall in 1991. His solution? He voted to raise income taxes, sales taxes and taxes on small business. (Greensboro News & Record, July 12, 1991)

Without the reform majority in the Legislature blocking his tax and spend budget plans -in the words of a late, great friend – we’d be in a mell of a hess.


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