Harwell Gang caught red-handed trying to jam through Haslam’s Tax Increase.
Harwell forced to do a special re-vote after conservative legislators and anti-tax advocates call her out.
After the session on Thursday, members of the House Local Government Committee will be held in legislative “after-school detention.”
Seems that in their desperate rush to force the unpopular Haslam/Harwell gas tax increase through the House, Chairman Tim Wirgau and the Speaker faced a threatened press conference revolt by anti-tax legislators who said the ram-down violated well-established rules of procedure. Harwell then promised to hold a “special committee meeting” following the Thursday House session to try and correct their heavy-handed power play screw-up
Maybe Beth should run for Governor. She’s seems better at dictating than she is at leading…
Meanwhile, no word on whether TDOT pre-certified, preferred road contractor Rep. Barry Doss will use one of his company’s roadgraders to help pave the way for the zombie-like gas tax increase bill.
For some people, “government” seems to be just another word for “feeding at the public trough.”