RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Conservative political group Americans for Prosperity is launching a $500,000 marketing and advocacy campaign to push tax reform through the North Carolina General Assembly.
The group's state chapter announced its campaign for major tax reductions and reforms Tuesday outside the legislature.
Legislators from both parties have long talked about reforming the state's outdated tax code to make it more competitive. This session's proposals have come from Senate Republicans who want to reduce the individual income tax, which would require increasing the sales tax well beyond the current 6.75 percent.
Opponents counter that a higher sales tax hits the poor especially hard.
Americans for Prosperity chapter president Dallas Woodhouse said the group will advocate for a large initial tax cut and broader reforms.
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