Sunday, Liberal Madeline was asked about her plans to implement a "rain tax" or a "storm water utility tax". She would not answer definitively that she would not propose and she skirted the issue of whether she talked to employees in the city about the implementation of a "rain tax" or "storm water utility tax"
On Thursday October 27, 2011 Liberal Madeline first addressed this issue in the past tense, never ruling out a new revenue stream.
And when WBIR's Inside TN taped on Thursday October 20, 2011 for an hour long debate that aired on Sunday October 23, 2011. What was the two candidates views on raising taxes. Liberal Madeline "would not hesitate" and Businessman Mark Padgett, "there is no need for one"