Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Keyword  

       

Gas Tax Passes; Local Reps Vote No - Senators Yes

  Email   Print

Despite a no vote from all four State House lawmakers from Rutherford County, Governor Haslam's bill to raise the gas tax passes the lower chamber.

The House voted 60-to-37 Wednesday afternoon to pass the bill, which increases the gas tax by six cents and the tax on diesel to 10-cents.

The Senate passed the bill 25-to-6, with both Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracey voting in favor of the proposal.

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) voted no...

 

Sparks was joined by fellow Rutherford County representatives Tim Rudd, Dr. Bryan Terry and Dawn White in voting no.

The bill reduces the tax on groceries by one-cent. Sparks had two amendments, which would have eliminated sales tax on fresh fruits and vegetables altogether...

 

The gas tax is expected to raise around 378-million dollars per year to improve state roads. The proposal also decreases the tax on groceries.

PHOTO OF THE FINAL VOTE IN THE HOUSE ON THE GOVERNOR'S GAS TAX

PHOTO OF THE FINAL VOTE IN THE SENATE ON THE GOVERNOR'S GAS TAX

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

Governor Haslam's gas tax, known as the IMPROVE Act, will be voted on by the state house today (Wednesday).

The governor's proposal would increase the gas tax by six cents and the tax on diesel to 10-cents, to increase funding for state roads. It's expected to raise around 400-million dollars per year. The proposal also decreases the tax on groceries.

Several alternatives to the governor's proposal will also be voted up or down by the lower chamber.

Locally, State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) has said he will vote "no" on the governor's proposed gas tax.

Related Articles
Read more from:
News
Tags: 
Bryan Terry, Dawn White, Gas tax, Governor Haslam, Mike Sparks, Murfreesboro news, NewsRadio WGNS, State Legislature, tax, Tim Rudd
    
  Email   Print

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: