NC House Gives Final OK For Transit Tax Plan

North Carolina legislators have given final approval for a plan that would pour millions of dollars in new taxes and fees into beefing up public transit systems.

The state House voted 73-40 Monday night on legislation raising sales taxes and vehicle registration fees in the state's second- and third-largest metropolitan areas by more than $150 million a year.

The effort to pump more money into an alternative to cars would allow Wake, Orange, Durham, Guilford and Forsyth counties to collect a half-cent sales tax. Other counties could raise the sales tax by a quarter-cent for public transit.

Authorities could increase the local portion of the tax on vehicle registrations by up to $7 per vehicle to $10.

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  • by unk Location: enc on Aug 11, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    GREAT!!! All we need is more taxes. Why don't the crooks just tax us on every breath of air we breathe. I bet it still won't be enough for these leeches.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 at 05:34 PM
    Public transit in Beaufort County? How much are taxes going up this time for something that will not happen in many peoples life time.

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