From Senator Mark Green:
|Senator Mark Green|
Before an increase in the gas tax should be discussed, there are a few key actions that must occur because Tennessee should never operate like Washington, DC.
- Return the $260 million plus interest to the Road Fund borrowed by TennCare
- Assess a user fee to the 2,000 electric cars driving tax-free currently
- Utilize the projected budget surplus that may reach $500 million
Tennessee businesses will pass the increase in a gas tax on to customers as a cost of doing business. Tennessee citizens will carry the heaviest burden with an increase in the gas tax. Read the entire opinion piece here