Haslam says philosophically he’d love to cut taxes, but realistically, the state can’t afford another cut this year. “We’re going to be scrapping even to get to where we thought we would be” in terms of state revenue, Haslam says.
Via the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Joe Carr's attempt to get voters to declare their party loyalty died in committee today.
The bill would have required each voter in a primary election to check a box agreeing that the party election "I am voting in most closely represents my values and beliefs."
It went down on a voice vote as fellow Republicans refused to support the measure.
The governor likes where Karl Dean's priorities are for Nashville. This morning, he said he does not like the idea of legislating transportation policy.
[M]y concern is always going to be, do we want to do transportation projects by legislative committee? I don't think that's the right approach. My concern is not so much The Amp as an issue, but are we doing the right thing in terms of how we do government.