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School Board backs higher gas tax
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Gov. Bill Haslam said the alternative of improving roads using existing sales tax funds would hurt education.
The Warren County Board of Education unanimously stands in support of the gasoline tax increase championed by Gov. Bill Haslam, saying the alternative of improving roads using existing sales tax funds would hurt education.“We all know what is first to get cut when the budget gets tight,” said School Board member Bill Zechman in urging the board to adopt a resolution in support of Haslam’s plan to increase the gas tax in Tennessee to pay for new roads and bridges. The plan, presented to the General Assembly by the governor, asks for a 7-cent per gallon tax increase on gasoline sold in Tennessee.

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