Capitol Hill Conversation: Can A Gas Tax Pass?

Jan 23, 2017


The Tennessee General Assembly was not in session last week but they were still handed what might be the biggest batch of state legislation this year.

 

Governor Bill Haslam rolled out his long-awaited plan to fund a backlog of road construction. As expected it includes a 7-cent per gallon gas tax increase. Longtime state capitol reporter Tom Humphrey of the Tennessee Journal tells WPLN's Jason Moon Wilkins that if the legislature voted today, the proposal would "flop."