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Welcome to N.C. Real Solutions

An effort to educate North Carolina Citizens on the success of recently passed state budget reforms by the North Carolina General Assembly.

Two of the Tar Heel State’s most recognized supporters of limited government and individual liberty have teamed up to produce and distribute a multimedia educational effort that explains the success of North Carolina’s recent state budget reforms.

On March 15, 2012, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and the John William Pope Civitas Institute launched N.C. Real Solutions.

The effort will involve a multi-media campaign that includes: informational videos, radio and television commercials and a comprehensive website to educate the public on the recently passed state budget reforms that closed a $3 billion budget deficit without raising taxes and returned $2 billion to North Carolina’s families and businesses.

“The Left has attempted to win the debate over the future direction of the state by yelling the loudest and the longest,” said AFP Foundation- North Carolina State Director Dallas Woodhouse. “The N.C. Real Solutions project cuts through the noise to present the facts to the people of North Carolina who deserve to know the truth.”

Since day one the Civitas Institute has been committed to providing the facts to North Carolina taxpayers,” said Civitas President Francis Deluca. “The facts are that every week there are more examples of how the state budget enacted by the new General Assembly is offering North Carolina Real Solutions; it put two billion dollars back in the hands of taxpayers and the private sector by cutting sales and income taxes, while at the same time balancing the budget by spending tax dollars more efficiently. NC Real Solutions will make sure those facts get delivered over the air and online.”

Last year, North Carolina could have raised sales and income taxes on individuals, families and job providers, or cut spending. As a result of North Carolina’s budget reform, the state has cut the deficit, added state funding for teacher's positions and returned two billion dollars to taxpayers.