They cannot be serious!
House Appropriations Chairman Mickey Michaux is a good guy and the House of Representatives under Speaker Joe Hackney is almost always the more progressive of the two houses in the North Carolina General Assembly.
Having said this, the House Democratic leadership cannot be serious about their supposed plan to pass a new biennial budget with NO tax increases. If they are, this is insanity of the highest order.
Governor Perdue needs to speak up NOW and demand that lawmakers in both houses get behind some version of the Senate’s revenue reform package — preferably one that looks a lot like the proposed plan from the N.C. Budget and Tax Center.