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Tennesseans to vote on banning income taxes

Most voters in Tennessee pay no income or payroll taxes. Next month, they will decide whether they want that to remain that way.

A state ballot referendum, Amendment 3, would write prohibitions of both income and payroll taxes into the state constitution, pushed by anti-tax advocates who are worried about previous government efforts to add an income tax. …

… The state’s main source of revenue is its 7 percent sales tax, the second-highest rate in the nation with four other states, according to the Tax Foundation. California’s is the highest at 7.5 percent. …

Tennessee climate

“Most of the state has a humid subtropical climate…”

Tennessee Economy

“For 2012, the state held an asset surplus of $533 million, one of only eight states in the nation to report a surplus. …”

Freedom to defend

“Concealed carry and open-carry of a handgun is permitted with a Tennessee handgun carry permit or an equivalent permit from any other state….”

House prices

“The median home value in Tennessee is $124,300. Tennessee home values have gone up 5.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year. The median price of homes currently listed in Tennessee is $169,900. The median rent price in Tennessee is $990.”

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