Tennesseans Pay Higher Local Taxes While State Sits on $3 Billion Surplus

Gov. Lee Lives Up to Campaign “Promise” to Raise Taxes, Privatize Schools

Andy Spears

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The Tennessee Public Education Coalition and Pastors for Tennessee’s Children have an OpEd out explaining how Gov. Bill Lee’s lack of action on school funding means a tax increase for Tennessee families.

In the piece, the two groups repeat a familiar refrain: Tennessee schools are underfunded by $1.7 billion. Then, they note what that means for Tennessee…

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .