Raleigh, N.C. — News of a $400 million budget surplus dominated the news Wednesday.
Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican legislative leaders said the extra money was a sign that 2013 tax reform was working. Meanwhile, Democrats complained that the extra money was coming out of the pockets of the middle class.
At the General Assembly, the state House debated a bill that would change North Carolina's solar energy incentives. The regulatory reform bill, which covers everything from food stand sales to wildlife resources officers, would take away guarantees that solar companies had for a profit when they sold to big energy providers.