TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Oct 7, 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tennessee’s conservative identity should not play a factor in determining long-term transportation funding, The Commercial Appeal reports. "We take great pride in Tennessee in being a conservative state ... But I know this one thing: it is not conservative to pass on something in worse shape than you got it," Haslam said today while addressing government officials and road contractors in Murfreesboro. The Republican governor remains undecided on whether he will ask lawmakers for an increased fuel tax when the General Assembly returns in January.