Shelbyville Republican State Senator Jim Tracy says any plan to hike the state’s fuel tax is dead for now. Tracy Chairs the Senate’s Transportation Committee. he says there’s not enough time to put together a comprehensive road funding proposal before the General Assembly convenes in January. both House Speaker Beth Harwell and Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris earlier expressed opposition to any tax increase. Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee needs to address chronic under funding for Transportation projects. He says a $6 billion budget shortfall will stall vital road and bridge projects. Tennessee’s Gas Tax hasn’t been adjusted since 1989.