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Haslam Pushes Back Against Alternative Transportation Plan

February 7, 2017
News Channel 5 Network

CivicPoint's Tom Lee spoke alongside Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam at the annual Nashville Chamber of Commerce address.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Governor Bill Haslam on Tuesday pushed back against some fellow Republican lawmakers who say they can raise money to fix the state's crumbling roads and bridges without raising the gas tax.

Haslam though says their plan places too much of a burden on Tennesseans and does not bring in money from out of state drivers who use state roads.

"When the media covers this they always talk about Haslam’s gas tax, well hold on a minute, within that we’re getting billions of dollars of new roads and structures," the Governor told the Nashville Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday morning.

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