Over the past 10 years, the Republicans have cut taxes for families and small businesses in North Carolina. The last time Democrats controlled the state legislature, they increased the personal income tax rate to 7.75%. A decade later, Republicans have nearly cut income taxes in half to a flat rate of 3.99% starting next year. Also, families do not have to pay state income taxes on the first $25,000 they earn. Lower taxes mean more money for your family and stronger economic growth. As a member of the State Senate, I will work to keep taxes low for all the hard-working people across North Carolina. I will demand accountability, innovation, and fiscal discipline from our government.