Tonight, Gov. Bill Haslam will deliver his State of the State address. Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus are hoping that the governor will spend this time discussing how we can help more than 270,000 Tennesseans find work and how we can ensure that every child gets a quality education.
Sen. Lowe Finney and Rep. Craig Fitzhugh have recorded a video on what Tennessee Democrats hope to hear from the governor tonight.
Tonight, we will hear that the “state of our state” is getting better because government is collecting more revenues than it has in several months. While this is good news, we cannot forget about those Tennesseans who have spent several months looking for work and trying to earn a paycheck.
Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus hope that the governor and members of the majority party will give these ideas consideration. It’s time for both parties to come together and start working to put Tennesseans back to work.