Republican Leader Questions Democrats’ “Relief Plan”

Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey accused Democrats of posturing when they unveiled a plan Thursday on how to use money from a recent uptick in state revenues. In a statement, the Republican leader said when Democrats were in control of the legislature, they had to be “dragged kicking and screaming to approve just a one-half percent decrease in the food tax.”

Ramsey said he hoped Tennessee would be in a position one day to eliminate the food tax, but “a revenue blip does not a surplus make.”

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