By Mark Banker
In the Feb. 13 issue of this paper, Roane County Executive Ron Woody observed, “Nobody wants to increase the tax, but everyone wants the service.”
Our state legislature is still debating the target of Mr. Woody’s concern, Gov. Haslam’s proposed 7-cents-per-gallon increase in gas taxes. But our Executive’s candor is less debatable.
“Everyone,” he continued, “wants better roads.” The big question, he clearly implied, is who pays for them?