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Gov. Haslam says proceeds from raising state gas tax would go toward funding transit projects

Monday, June 29, 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam says proceeds from a potential fuel tax hike to increase Tennessee’s transportation funding should not be limited to road projects.

The Republican governor told The Associated Press in a recent interview that public transit needs to be part of the equation, especially amid the increasing gridlock in Nashville and surrounding Middle Tennessee counties.

Read more from the AP here.

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