Senator Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) and Rep. Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) are proposing to modernize Tennessee's beer tax law, and they seem to have a lot of supporters.
The statewide Fix The Beer Tax campaign began last week in Nashville with a gathering of more than 400 people and resulted in large social media support for the campaign.
Tennessee beer tax in 2008 caught and surpassed Alaska as the top state taxer of beer.
"The current tax policy allows the tax rate to rise unchecked at such dramatic rise that it is now impacting competiveness, economic opportunity, and costs and choice for consumers," said Tennessee Malt Beverage Association president Rich Foge.
There will be a Beer Tax Reform Rally held Friday at the Young Avenue Deli from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.