Anti-tax group green-lights Haslam’s road funding plan
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The conservative group Americans for Tax Reform is informing Tennessee lawmakers that a vote for Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposals will not violate their pledges to not raise taxes.
The group founded by conservative activist Grover Norquist sent a letter to House and Senate members saying that the most recent version of the measure advancing in the upper chamber includes more tax reductions than increases. The Senate also removed a provision to link fuel taxes to inflation.
The Americans for Tax Reform supported gas tax increases in New Jersey and South Carolina when they were coupled with tax relief.