Other points of partisan contention will include taxes, with Republicans pushing to lower the state sales tax. Democrats, Naifeh said, have some reservations in a year when the budget is tight and the economy is stalling. "I'd like to see how to replace that with a stable source of income," he said. [Emphasis added.]Any long time follower of Tennessee politics will know that "a stable source of income" is Democratic code for a state income tax. Bill Hobbs has more.
January 7, 2008
Income tax rearing its head again?
Today's Tennessean has a preview of the legislative session that begins tomorrow. Of particular note is House Democratic Speaker Jimmy Naifeh's quote on taxes: