MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says a long-term revenue plan is needed to address Tennessee's growing list of unfunded road projects.
The Republican governor spoke to a conference of the Transportation Coalition of Tennessee in Murfreesboro on Tuesday.
He urged the members, many of whom were local government officials, to explain to people in their communities that something needs to be done to tackle the state's $6 billion backlog.
The governor has suggested a gas tax increase, which has been met with resistance from members of his own party.