PNS National Newscast

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the Public News Service (podcast)"
"Hey Google, play the Public News Service podcast"
"Alexa, play Public News Service podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

2020Talks

Audio Activation
"Siri, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Hey Google, play the 2020Talks podcast"
"Alexa, play Two-Thousand-Twenty Talks podcast"
or "Alexa, what's my news flash?" once you set it up in the Alexa app

Newscasts

PNS Daily Newscast - January 27, 2021 


Biden executive orders address pollution and environmental justice; health professionals note a link between climate change and human health.


2021Talks - January 27 , 2021 


The Senate moves forward with Trump's impeachment trial; scholars question the legality of impeachment after an official is out of office.

Permanent Income Tax Ban for TN Fails

Downloading Audio

Click to download

We love that you want to share our Audio! And it is helpful for us to know where it is going.
Media outlets that are interested in downloading content should go to www.newsservice.org
Click Here if you do not already have an account and need to sign up.
Please do it now, as the option to download our audio packages is ending soon

June 8, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Supporters of a state income tax call it a small victory, but they know the current political climate isn't favorable to make major changes in the state's tax structure right now. An effort to amend the Tennessee constitution to permanently prohibit the institution of such a tax failed in a state legislature budget subcommittee late last week.

Tennesseans for Fair Taxation mid-state organizer Bill Howell says he's glad lawmakers chose to leave the door open a crack in case extraordinarily dire economic circumstances hit the state.

"I think that's why the house budget subcommittee refused to act on that. They understood that it's impossible to predict what circumstances may occur in the future and when there might be a real serious need to diversify our tax structure."

Howell says opponents of a personal income tax hoped to end the possibility of such a tax once and for all.

"What the constitution does at this point is to specifically allow a tax on income from stocks and bonds. It does not rule out other types of income tax."

Seven states have no state income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. Two others, New Hampshire and Tennessee, tax only dividend and interest income.

Randy O'Brien, Public News Service - TN