The transportation proposal includes more than $10 billion worth of projects that would be funded with the new revenue. The proposal includes increasing taxes on gas by 7 cents and diesel by 12 cents a gallon. As an incentive, the governor has proposed cutting a corresponding amount of taxes in other areas.
Haslam says the trucking industry supports his proposal.
“They’re the ones who do the math, and they’re the ones who say is it worth it for me to pay more and have better roads so there’s less wear and tear on my vehicle and my drivers and my products get where they should be on time,” Haslam said. “If the people who make a living off of that say ‘I’m willing to pay more because it will save me money,’ I think it speaks volumes,” he said.”
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