As hinted at last week, the Senate yesterday introduced legislation that would alter how sales tax revenue is distributed to counties across the state.
At a press conference yesterday, Sen. Majority leader Harry Brown discussed the reasoning:
We’re talking about a system that been in place for a long, long time that I think is outdated and really has divided the state into two North Carolinas,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown said. “Reforming our state’s sales tax system will help ensure that all North Carolina counties benefit from tax dollars their own citizens pay so they have the local resources necessary to strengthen public education, attract new jobs and contribute to our state’s economy.”