Albert Coates, director of the North Carolina Institute of
Government in Chapel Hill, again provides a synopsis of the pros and
cons anent a proposed amendment to the State Constitution, set to
appear on the November 2 ballot. This one proposed to increase the
total State and County tax which could be levied on property from 15
cents per hundred dollars of valuation to 25 cents. He explains that
the lower valuation had left counties strapped for money when needs
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