TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 20, 2015

Tennessee lawmakers are wrangling with Gov. Bill Haslam over what to do with a half-billion dollar state surplus, Nashville Public Radio reports. House Speaker Beth Harwell kicked off the debate last week, raising the idea of using the state's tax surplus for roads. Haslam has argued that road funding is a long-term problem that needs to be addressed with a gas-tax increase, rather than a one-time infusion from the surplus.