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City concerned over state's proposed tax juggling
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The Commissioner of Transportation John Schroer.
McMinnville officials are voicing concerns for the state’s proposed plan to juggle taxes and how those changes will affect local revenues.Mayor Jimmy Haley says a meeting between state and local officials is in the works.“The Commissioner of Transportation Mr. (John) Schroer, at some point within the next month, wants to have a joint session of all elected bodies within Warren County in one meeting for him to explain the implications of the gasoline tax and how it’s going to affect local government’s revenues,” said Haley.At the heart of the situation is Gov. Bill Haslam’s gas tax plan that is expected to include a 7-cent per gallon increase on gasoline to fund transportation initiatives and offsetting the increases with other tax cuts. The plan proposes tax cuts of $270 million annually, while increasing revenue through taxes and fees by $278 million this year.