Gov. Don Sundquist threatened Tuesday to veto any state budget funded solely by an increase in the state retail sales tax.
The statement dashed hopes the General Assembly might enact a modest retail sales tax hike and finish by the end of this week. The mere paperwork accompanying a veto would probably extend a session into next week.
But within two hours Sen. Doug Henry (D-Nashville) proposed a new version of a services sales tax/business tax that might meet both the governor