HB 146: Taxpayer Protection Act contains a policy that is sometimes referred to as a “taxpayer bill of rights” or TABOR. Specifically, H.B. 146 would amend the North Carolina Constitution by adding a new article to limit the state’s annual budget growth to the sum of annual inflation plus the state’s population growth.
Since 2013, conservative budget writers have restrained the growth rate of the state budget. This was not the case during the thirty years before 2013, when General Fund spending more than tripled, even after adjusting for inflation. Out-of-control spending growth resulted in tax hikes during the 2007 – 2009 Great Recession.
It is time to protect North Carolina taxpayers and continue restraining the growth of government through an amendment to the N.C. Constitution.
Civitas Action believes the vote for freedom is YES on HB146!
Civitas Action will grade the second reading floor vote in the House for HB146.
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