Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tenn. income tax proposal stalls

USA Today NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A House subcommittee has halted the progress of a proposal to amend the Tennessee Constitution to ban a state income tax. The House Budget Subcommittee on Wednesday rejected an attempt by Rep. Brian Kelsey, a Germantown Republican, to eliminate any cost to the state by running notices about the proposal on the Web sites of the General Assembly and secretary of state instead of in newspapers. Members of the panel argued that not all of their constituents have access to the Internet and wouldn't have a way to find out about the proposal until it reached the ballot. Kelsey's proposal will now be place among those seeking funding from any money that might be left over after the Legislature completes its annual spending plan.

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