In a press release this afternoon, the lieutenant governor's campaign pointed out that the state treasurer endorsed ending the corporate income tax in a Jan. 2 interview with News 14:
"Well, I've been advocating for several years now that we look at doing away with it, phasing it out."
Perdue's campaign pointed out today that 6.45 percent of the corporate income tax pays for school construction.
It estimates ending the tax would mean a loss of $1.5 billion in general funds and $100 million for new school buildings.
"North Carolina voters just can't trust Richard Moore on education," said Perdue spokesman David Kochman in a statement. "His tax scheme would create a $1.5 billion hole in the state budget and devastate school construction."