The budget passed last year gave counties the option of holding a referendum to increase the sales tax a 1/4 cent. Wake County leaders recently announced they wanted to do just so to pay for school construction.
But then they wanted a 1/2 cent sales tax increase to pay for mass transit.
How do these conflicting proposals compete for limited resources?
Combine it into one and raise the sales tax a full percent in Wake County! Or at least that is the latest proposal from Wake County Commissioner Joe Bryan. "A penny for progress."
Give ’em an inch, they’ll take a mile.