published Monday, April 8th, 2013

Tennessee House votes to place income tax ban before voters

NASHVILLE — Tennesseans in 2014 will decide whether to ban a state income tax after the House gave final approval to a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution prohibiting the levy.

The chamber on Monday voted 88-8 for the resolution, sponsored by Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin.

Tennessee has no general state income tax. But proponents note two previous governors — one a Republican and the other a Democrat — have pushed for such a levy in the past.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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