Senate committee advances negotiated, amended gas tax plan
Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax proposal saw major action on Monday, when the Senate Transportation Committee approved the measure which was significantly altered in recent days after discussions between leadership and the governor. The transportation committee approved an amended version of the governor's bill keeps in place a gas tax increase, albeit a smaller one than Haslam has proposed. The amended version further reduces the state's tax on groceries, eliminates a proposed fee on rental cars and cuts a controversial aspect related to indexing.