Perdue halts tax package deal – Raleigh News & Observer

Gov. Beverly Perdue succeeded Thursday in blocking a tax package deal struck between the House and Senate just 24 hours earlier.

Senate leaders said they would start over on what taxes to raise and how much because of objections Perdue raised to a proposed 2 percent surcharge on all income tax brackets. Perdue also is insisting on no reduction in per pupil spending for public schools, said Sen. David Hoyle, a Gaston County Democrat and co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

“What we’re going to do is regroup and replan,” Hoyle said.