Friends: The time is NOW. Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Finance Committee released their counter-proposal to the Governor’s budget. As we feared, their version has allocated ZERO DOLLARS for conservation funding. This is simply WRONG. The Tennessee Real Estate Transfer Fees are for the sole purposes of saving Tennessee’s most beautiful land. However, for the past 7 years, the Legislature has raided these “dedicated” funds and put them in the General Fund.
This is a “Bait-and-Switch” tactic and it is WRONG. It’s WRONG to tax people and say that their tax dollars are going for one purpose, and then use them for something else. It’s WRONG to not think about our children’s futures and the future of our great state. It’s WRONG to put our environment last on the priority list.
Please help us spread the message. PLEASE call the Legislators listed below and tell them you want a “Forever Green Tennessee.” For ourselves. For our children and grandchildren. FOREVER.