Just another example of local government trade associations hiring lobbyists with taxpayer money in order to fight against the taxpayers. The Senior Tax Relief State Constitutional Amendment was passed overwhelmingly by the citizens, the ultimate bosses of government. Yet, TML and other groups are still fighting against this clear mandate of the voters.
Senate Republican Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), the main legislative proponent of the constitutional amendment, criticized local government groups, saying they are "secretly hoping" the legislation doesn't pass because "government doesn't give up revenue easily.
"They are just doing everything they can to kill this legislation and the hopes of a lot of our senior citizens along with it and I think it's unfair and I think it's disingenuous," Norris said. "It's just government not wanting to give up its money and that's all there is to it."