State House approves proposed amendment

State House approves proposed amendment

NASHVILLE (AP) — The House gave final approval Monday to a proposed constitutional amendment to ban a state income tax in Tennessee, which means the measure will go before the voters next year.
The chamber voted 88-8 in favor of the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Glen Casada of Franklin.
Casada said he already believes an income tax is banned under the state constitution, but the amendment will give voters a voice on “clarifying and making it even more clear that the income tax is unconstitutional.”
The vote completes a lengthy process for constitutional amendments, which must pass both chambers in consecutive General Assemblies before they can go before the voters in the same year a governor’s election is held.
  

Published in The WCP 4.11.13

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