A Business Perspective on the 107th General Assembly

Jun 1, 2012

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT is giving Mid-State news makers from across the political spectrum an opportunity to comment on the recently concluded 107th Tennessee General Assembly.

Today, the views of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber spokesman Marc Hill sees the session as generally positive for the region’s business community.  He cites the legislature’s passage of a measure that will phase out Tennessee inheritance tax as just one example.  He also sees the Assembly’s extensive educational reforms as a major achievement.

“Tennessee stayed the course on reform. It’s difficult work changing the way that our schools teach our children to be more academically successful, but it’s absolutely necessary.”

Hill says the Chamber of Commerce hopes the legislature will add to educational reforms next session. He says the Chamber would like to see a measure passed that would allow Tennessee students to enroll in High School and College level courses simultaneously, shortening the time needed to complete a degree.