2 weeks ago
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Crumbling roads and bridges bring higher taxes and fees

(AP) -- Tennessee will soon tax motorists more to fill their tanks. So will California, Indiana and Montana.
4 weeks ago
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Tennessee governor signs roads bill; takes effect July 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has signed his wide-ranging proposal that increases Tennessee’s gas tax to fund roadwork and cuts other taxes. On Wednesday, the Republican governor signed the bill that includes Tennessee’s first gas tax increase since 1989. The changes take effect July 1. Both chambers passed the bill last week. In […]
4 weeks ago
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Officials discuss possible impact of gas tax legislation

TENNESSEE (WDEF) – With reluctant support from some Republican leaders, Governor Bill Haslam’s campaign for more highway funding will likely come true within hours. TDOT leaders are breathing a sigh of relief as they wait for the gas tax legislation to become law. The legislation would raise 350 million dollars for roads, while it cuts […]
1 month ago
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Scenic City Residents React to Governor’s Gas Tax

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- You may soon be paying more at the pump. The Tennessee House and Senate approved Governor Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal, which includes a gas tax. The house vote was 60-to-37. The Senate was 25-to-6. People in the Chattanooga area say while they don’t want to pay more at the pump, they see […]
1 month ago
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The Latest: Haslam road funding bill passes Tennessee House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Latest on Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal (all times local): 3 p.m. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal that would also include Tennessee’s first gas tax hike since 1989 has passed the Tennessee House. The chamber approved the bill on a 60-37 vote on Wednesday after a marathon […]
2 months ago
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Haslam road funding plan sent to final House committee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal that would include the state’s first gas tax hike since 1989 is advancing to its final standing committee in the House before a full floor vote. The House Finance Subcommittee approved the measure on a voice vote on Wednesday after spinning off a tax relief […]
2 months ago
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Rep. berates GOP over gas tax, colleague says don’t whine

Sexton demanded that Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville to essentially re-start the committee process for the bill.
2 months ago
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Road funding proposal on equal footing in House, Senate

Under the latest version of the bill, the state would increase the tax on each gallon of gas by 6 cents over three years
3 months ago
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Haslam transportation bill gets another swing in House panel

Gas tax plan up again on Wednesday
3 months ago
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Middle Tennessee mayors voice support for local option tax

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Five mayors from Middle Tennessee are speaking out in favor of allowing local governments to hold referendums on raising taxes to pay for transit projects.