Incoming NC House Speaker: No Tax Increase

The incoming Speaker of the NC House toured one are in the east Thursday and had some good news.

Republican representative Thom Tillis was in Onslow County. Tills said, despite the difficult decisions facing lawmakers, taxpayers won't see their taxes go up. Tills says, "The only thing I'm certain of in the legislative cycle is the taxpayers will not have to worry about a tax increase."

Republicans will be in charge in Raleigh for the first time in 100-years when the legislature reconvenes in a couple of weeks. Lawmakers will have to deal with a 3 and a half billion dollar budget shortfall. Tillis says, "We're going to have to go through it and figure out how to tighten our belts the same the working families and small businesses have that's how they're surviving. And we have to do the same thing. There are areas where we will eliminate programs, programs we disagree with the implementation of to begin with, so overtime there will be areas, and we have to be honest to state employees and the people to the fact there may be certain areas that are affected that way."

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 at 06:58 AM
    Elephant in the room, no body will talk about. Wasteful state spending at every level. Abuse of salary for top admin personnel. Seminars, training, retreats, hiring consultants to tell you how to do your job. Assistant to the assistant spokespeople for the assistant. Travel to discuss how to cut travel expenses. Keep it simple.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2011 at 10:40 PM
    drug test everyone on welfare and food stamps, that is a start you Fail you are off the programs. Next Make a web Page you Can write in to the Goverment How to cut the Budget, we are the ones Paying for it, we should have a say were the money goes.
  • by Scott Location: Greenville on Jan 6, 2011 at 08:02 PM
    We shall see, that is close to what George H.W. Bush said. So, all I say is.....we shall see. Proof is in the pudding.

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