Legal Group Again Sues Over Incentives

A group that challenged special tax incentives targeting Dell computers and Internet search engine Google has sued again. This time the legal action targets tax breaks for tire makers.

The North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law said it filed a lawsuit in Wake County Superior Court. The lawsuit opposes legislation approved in September that aims to help a Goodyear plant in Fayetteville and a Bridgestone plant in Wilson.

The law could give 60 million dollars to those companies and others that upgrade their plants. Governor Mike Easley supported the law.

The lawsuit asked a judge to rule the law unconstitutional because the funding gives special benefits to some companies without requiring them to create new jobs.