Perdue’s request to raise taxes has UNCW concerned

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Submitted: Fri, 06/19/2009 - 8:32pm
Updated: Thu, 02/02/2012 - 4:49pm

House and Senate negotiators are getting closer to Governor Perdue’s request to raise more taxes. They are attempting to pound out a budget that would, among other things, help some state employees keep their jobs. They are watching those negotiations very closely on the campus of UNCW. Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo told us this is serious business for the university. “We got a report this morning that the House is looking at additional sources of revenue. We are hoping that happens. We are the lowest funded university in the system, so any cuts to us – cut to the bone,” she said. UNCW’s fate rests with the state legislature. The Senate’s tax proposal would raise money by slapping a sales tax on more services. The plan also would raise $274 million by taxing electricity at the full sales tax rate. Currently we pay three percent.


  • Guest7969 says:

    a DEMOCRATIC Governor wanting to RAISE taxes…SAY IT ISN’T SO

  • Robert says:

    Raising taxes is exactly the wrong thing to do. We cannot afford to stall what little recovery is taking place with hiking taxes, and making it more difficult for people to make ends meet. Gov Perdue is getting some bad advice, or else she does not understand the situation in NC.

  • Theirlittlekingdom says:

    Yes, they’re hoping for higher taxes so that UNCW can WASTE MORE MONEY! I’ve seen very few cutbacks on the campus lately, just a little ‘lip service’, and, of course, cutting people’s pay. I noticed that the Chancellor’s walk brick project is a go, we got a new ‘donated’ bird in the traffic circle–is that all-inclusive or did UNCW pay for the landscaper’s time, plumber’s time, etc.Renovations to the Provost’s office–where did THAT money come from? Hey, we’re putting A/C in Hanover Hall. Everywhere you go renovations or construction are going on. Walk the campus at night & see how many empty buildings are brightly lit from within at mid-night. And still, the Chancellor wants higher taxes for us while she lives like a queen with her house, electricity, gas, water, sewer, telephone and trash service provided. The Vice-Chancellor for Business Affairs has been here for a year and still has out-of-state tags on his Mercedes and lives in state provided housing at little or no cost to him. If the people really knew what goes on….

  • BlindRabbit says:

    Gov Perdue’s idea to raise taxes on utilities, electricity, is NOT the way to bring in income to the state. We pay enough taxes in North Carolina as it is.

    Taxes on services is only going to create a burden to businesses that are owned by mom and pop, or work forces fueled by independant contractors, or those who are already working for the new 7.25hr wage.

    The ONLY solution to keep from eroding away the tax paying end user, is to eliminate all unnecessary expenses the state has, all the way down the board.

    There is too many “Goverment Funded” events that are not necessary, wasting of tax payer’s funds everyday. I see it in the DMV, the Police Departments, and in the Welfare Offices, Even in the way Local Goverments take trips to events funded by tax payer’s money.

    If Governor Perdue, or better yet, any elected offical who serves a goverment seat, no matter what the size is, or where it is in North Caolina, should do it as a service, without receiving compensation of any kind for serving that term.

    It’s a shame that they get more benefits to them than I can receive with five plus years on my job, and raising a full family.

    Just another reason taxing the working poor just wants us to MOVE across the border and let our funds be spent somewhere else.


  • Guest36528974 says:

    HaHa, Perdue’s request to raise taxes has me quit concerned too.

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