Bill Plans to Lower 'Jock Tax' for Pro Athletes

Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, has sponsored a bill to repeal the “jock tax,” a 2009 tax on professional athletes that is one of the highest in the country. The National Hockey League Players Association is behind the legislation. The union called out Tennessee’s privilege tax in the most recent contract and committed to getting the levy repealed. The tax generates roughly $3.5million a year and affects NHL and NBA players. Nashville Public Radio has the story.