AG Says Solar Tax Breaks May Be Unconstitutional

Attorney General Robert Cooper said in an opinion released today that tax breaks for the solar industry may be unconstitutional, the Tennessean reports. The 2010 law that slashed property tax bills for green energy installations was one of three tax breaks backed by former Gov. Phil Bredesen. In the opinion, Cooper said that the tax effectively gives certain business owners exemptions that are not authorized by the state Constitution.