Ramsey to Meet With Kisber on Amazon, Electrolux Deals

Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday he will meet with the state’s former jobs chief in an effort to learn what deals former Gov. Phil Bredesen’s administration struck when recruiting Amazon and Electrolux to Tennessee.
From Andy Sher’s report:
“This whole Amazon tax issue, that they’re not paying sales tax, I just don’t think that’s something that should ever have been agreed to — apparently it’s agreed to,” Ramsey, R-Blountville, told reporters.
“I think those types of programs in the future are going to be looked at very closely before we do it again,” he said.
Ramsey, however, repeated earlier statements he has made that “we’ll honor it.”
He said Matt Kisber, the former economic and community development commissioner, has agreed to meet with him next week.
“I want to know what did we agree to, what’s in writing, what’s not in writing,” Ramsey said.
Efforts to reach Kisber were unsuccessful. Earlier this week, attempts were unsuccessful in reaching Bredesen about the Amazon deal
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