Statement from Alexandra Forter Sirota, Budget & Tax Center Director: The final tax plan is a giant step backwards for North Carolina

RALEIGH (July 17, 2013) — The final deal North Carolinians must live with is a giant step backwards for the state. Rather than fixing problems with state taxes, it makes them worse.

It cuts taxes for the wealthiest, and takes away the highly effective state Earned Income Tax Credit from low-income working families. 

We’ll all  pay the price for this sweet deal for wealthy taxpayers and profitable corporations.  Our state will be the poorer for it – less attractive to businesses, less hospitable to families.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Alexandra Forter Sirota, alexandra@ncjustice.org, 919.861.1468; Jeff Shaw, jeff@ncjustice.org, 503.551.3615.

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