MEDIA RELEASE: Statement from Director of the Budget & Tax Center on election results

STATEMENT: With elections over, it’s time to move North Carolina forward with sound policy & strategic investments to build thriving communities
 
Spokespeople from the Budget & Tax Center are available for comment on what the elections mean for policy change at the state level.
 
STATEMENT FROM Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director, Budget & Tax Center 
 
RALEIGH (Nov. 6, 2018) – As the dust settles from this election, it’s important to remember that it’s about more than who is up and down in a political sense. What is really at stake is the livelihood and well-being of hard-working North Carolinians from every corner of the state, from all different backgrounds, and at vastly different stations in life. The work of governing and policymaking must center around what is best for the majority of North Carolinians not just the few.  
 
The passage of a lower cap on income tax rates will make it more difficult to build a pathway to opportunity for all.  It will also fail to protect middle- and low-income taxpayers from a heavier tax load and will lock in a system that benefits those who are already wealthy. 
 
To govern for the benefit of all North Carolinians now, policymakers must turn to doing what they can to put in place a tax code that raises needed revenue for public schools, health and well-being. 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT Mel Umbarger, Budget & Tax Center Senior Communications Specialist, at mel@ncjustice.org; or Alexandra Forter Sirota, Budget & Tax Center Director, at alexandra@ncjustice.org or 919-861-1468.
 
 
The NC Justice Center is a nonpartisan organization that works to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.
 
 
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