Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Bredesen: Gas tax hike may not happen this year

but almost certainly he will push a Gas Tax Hike next year? Sounds like it.


Bredesen also spoke about the eventual need for a possible increase to the 22-cent per gallon gas tax to help pay for roads.

"I don't think it will happen this year," he said.

The previous gas tax was enacted in 1989, but rising construction costs have made it difficult for the Tennessee Department of Transportation to keep up with needed road projects, Bredesen said.

The governor said restructuring TDOT will take a bipartisan effort by the Tennessee General Assembly.

"I think everyone has an interest in roads being completed," he said