2 days 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 […]
7 days 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 […]
7 days 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 […]
3 weeks 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 […]
3 weeks 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.
4 weeks 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
2 months ago
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Haslam transportation bill gets another swing in House panel

Gas tax plan up again on Wednesday
2 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.
2 months ago
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Economist makes ‘caviar’ argument against grocery tax cut

"cut the tax on my buying a steak or caviar"
3 months ago
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Haslam to detractors of gas tax hike: ‘Show me the math’

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.