#ncga: Harnett’s Lewis STILL taking $$$ away from Moore County schools

In the 2016 GOP primaries, Rep. Jamie Boles’s opponent raised the issue about Harnett County state Rep. David Lewis — chairman of the powerful House Rules committee and a top ally to speaker Tim Moore — diverting revenue away from Moore County schools.

Well, it looks like it’s happening again.  On Thursday, Lewis introduced a bill calling for the adjustment in the allocation of local option sales tax revenue.     Currently, there are adjustment factors.  Lewis is trying to rework the system so the money gets handed out in accordance with the tier system (Tier 1 for the poorest counties, Tier 2 for those in the middle, and Tier Three for the wealthiest).

Senator Jerry Tillman is already catching some grief for sponsoring a bill that allocates funds to schools based on the tier system.  

In the current system, Moore County gets allocated revenue from the local option sales tax based on anadjustment factor of 1.11.   If Lewis’s legislation passes, Moore County — based on its inclusion in Tier 3 — will get allocated funding according to an adjustment factor of 0.90.

Under the current system, Lee County has a 0.96 adjustment factor. Under Lewis’s bill, Lee County bounces up to a 1.00 adjustment factor.

Cumberland is currently at a 0.98 adjustment factor.  Under Lewis’s bill, the county would bump up to a 1.00 adjustment factor.

Harnett County, currently, operates under an adjustment factor of 0.99.  Under Lewis’s bill, the county’s Tier 2 designation earns it an adjustment factor of 1.00.  So, Lewis’s home county gets a better deal. Moore County DOES NOT. 


2 thoughts on “#ncga: Harnett’s Lewis STILL taking $$$ away from Moore County schools

  1. I wish we had a way to be represented by a manikin from JC Penney’s. At least the thing wouldn’t vote to harm us and wouldn’t introduce legislation to take away our money and give it to others.

    Wake up Boles – Please – we need your help
    Wake up Tillman – (Oh – Never mind – You know EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE DOING).

    1. The life of J.C. Penny could teach a lot of the liberal R’s a few good life lessons. These lessons are also good for the Conservative R’s but they probably already know this lessons

      “In recent years, we have witnessed a steady stream of corporate executives defrauding their companies and stockholders. Surveys have found our nation’s business schools at a loss to find an adequate philosophical basis on which to teach business ethics. In such a climate, the Biblical outlook and principles of J. C. Penney are a breath of fresh air”

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