Basic Education Plan. Tennessee Lottery. A failed push for a state income tax.
Dennis Ferguson witnessed them all from his chair in the Tennessee House of Representatives. And, with the exception of the proposed income tax, he voted in favor of them — and the budgets to fund them.
“There was a lot of times I had to hold my nose and turn my head, but I voted for it,” he said of the budgets that he’s approved over a 20-year period. “Everything’s not been perfect, but I believe the good outweighs the bad.”