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Nashville tax referendum removed from July ballot, supporters vow to appeal

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- A referendum on Nashville’s 34 percent tax increase won’t appear on the ballot when Metro voters head to the polls next month, but tax opponents are vowing to continue repeal efforts.

A Nashville judge on Tuesday ordered the referendum deleted from the ballot set for the July 27 citywide election.

Chancellor Russell Perkins noted that some provisions of the referendum were either unconstitutional, poorly written or would confuse voters.

This is the second attempt by the anti-tax group 4GoodGovernment to repeal Nashville’s tax increase. Supporters say they plan to appeal yesterday’s ruling.