TN: Dueling campaigns form over Nashville’s anti-tax referendum as legal decision looms

Source: The Tennessean

“As the legal quarrel over the July 27 anti-tax referendum plays out in court, two vying groups have launched dueling campaigns over the ballot initiatives that would significantly shift Metro Nashville’s power. Americans for Prosperity’s Tennessee chapter, a Koch Network-founded group, announced Tuesday it is forming a ballot committee backing the July 27 initiatives. The proposals, spearheaded by petition group 4 Good Government, aim to restrict Metro Nashville’s power over property tax rates, recall elections and land transfers. Among the proposals, it would roll back Nashville’s property tax rate … and cap property tax increases without voter approval at 3%. … Americans for Prosperity’s announcement came as its rivalling [sic] group, Save Nashville Now, launched a six-figure ad campaign against the referendum. The group, formed last month, is a coalition of businesses, faith-based groups and community advocates.” (06/09/21)