Once upon a time, North Carolina’s policymakers pledged not to decrease investments in public schools, universities, parks or courts as they restructured our tax system. “Revenue-neutral” tax reform appeared to be a bedrock principle policymakers weren’t willing to betray.
And yet just a few months later, our state leaders are on the verge of finalizing a tax plan that would dramatically cut public investments that are fundamental to our economy in order to pay for tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest taxpayers and profitable corporations.
How did we get here?
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