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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has a challenge for lawmakers seeking alternatives to his proposal to hike the state's fuel taxes to help tackle $10 billion backlog in in bridge and road programs.