Raleigh, N.C. – After winning majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly, one Republican leader details the party’s plan for the state.
Rep. Skip Stam of Apex is in line to be the next speaker of the house. He says priority number one is balancing the state’s budget without raising tax rates. North Carolina is facing at least a $3 billion deficit in the next fiscal year starting next summer. Part of that deficit includes the expiration of a temporary one cent sales tax increase.