Tag:local option sales tax

  • November municipal ballots will feature tax and bond measures

    Earlier this month, Cary voters overwhelmingly passed $225 million in parks and transportation bonds. In November, voters in other North Carolina communities — including several of the largest in the state — will weigh separate multimillion-dollar initiatives. Roughly 15% of Cary voters weighed in on the…

  • Primary ballots will include sales tax increases

    Voters in numerous North Carolina counties will vote for more than candidates in their districts. Twelve counties feature ballots in the May 8 primary with an option to approve a one-quarter percent sales tax hike. Bertie, Clay, Gaston, Jones, Lenoir, Lincoln, Pasquotank, Person, Rockingham, Rutherford,…

  • An Embarrassing Loss

    Speaker Jim Black's defeat on a sales-tax hike is the latest in a string of losses, including the lottery and redistricting. The implications for local governments and voters are numerous.