Lawmakers Give Final OK To Haslam's Roads Bill

Posted at 1:52 PM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 14:52:45-04

The Tennessee House has voted to put the finishing touch on months of work on Gov. Bill Haslam's bill that increases the gas tax to fund roadwork and cuts other taxes.

The House cast a 67-21 final favorable vote Monday, which lets the Republican governor soon sign the bill into law.

Both chambers passed the bill Wednesday, but left a property tax break for disabled veterans unresolved.

Senators amended the legislation to increase property tax relief to disabled veterans to up to $175,000 in property value, from the current $100,000.

The House adopted that change and passed the bill a final time Monday.

The bill also cuts sales tax on groceries, corporate taxes on manufacturers and tax on earnings from stocks and bonds.