Americans for Prosperity condemns committee passage of gas tax hike

2017-0420-AmericansForProsperityNASHVILLE — Americans for Prosperity Tennessee (AFP-TN), an advocate for taxpayers, has been connecting grassroots groups across Tennessee to stop the gas tax hike. Thousands of concerned citizens have contacted legislators through phone calls and emails opposed to the tax increase.

After the bill passed the legislative committee hurdle, AFP-TN State Director Andy Ogles released the following statement:

“The committee members voting in favor of the ‘Improve Act’ should be held accountable for passing the gas tax hike on Tennesseans while the state sits on a two-billion-dollar surplus. This is a prime example of Tennessee politicians using DC tactics – they think by renaming it and throwing a few bones to taxpayers that they will not hold them accountable for their voting record.

“We do commend Rep. David Hawk and many others who have worked diligently to address future transportation funding needs without raising taxes on hardworking Tennesseans.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 35 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit