ALEC report confirms Improve Act was a massive tax increase.
NASHVILLE – Americans for Prosperity – Tennessee (AFP-TN), the state’s leading grassroots organization, announced a statewide tour beginning in July to thank legislators who voted against raising the gas tax.
Governor Haslam’s Improve Act, which takes effect July 1, will raise the price of gas, diesel, and vehicle registration fees. As documented by a recent ALEC report, Tennessee taxpayers can expect to pay an additional two-billion-dollars over the next 10 years. Advocates of the gas tax hike claimed the legislation was revenue neutral since it included a one percent cut to the food tax and the previously approved Hall income tax repeal.
AFP-TN State Director Andy Ogles commented on the impending tax hike.
The group will deliver awards to legislators who advocated for their communities and all Tennesseans with fiscal responsibility. The “Champion of Prosperity” award will be given to select lawmakers who scored 90 or higher in AFP-TN’s biannual legislative scorecard and voted against raising the gas tax.
The American Legislative Exchange Council recently released its 2017 Rich States, Poor States report confirming the “Improve Act” was a massive tax increase. Tennessee remains in good standing as a solid #5 for overall economic outlook.
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