NASHVILLE, TN – The following is a statement from TNGOP Chairman Chris Devaney on Governor Haslam’s State of the State Address:
“When Tennesseans elected Governor Haslam with an overwhelming majority in 2010, they got an experienced leader who was ready to make the tough decisions to move Tennessee forward. In his State of the State address tonight, Governor Haslam proved once again why effective leadership matters. In just one year, he has been able to move Tennessee forward with increased economic development, reforms that strengthen our state’s education system and the elimination of government waste. However, the Governor recognizes there is still more to do.
“Governor Haslam has a bold plan to reform the way Tennessee government operates. He will continue to work to create a climate for economic prosperity by keeping taxes low, continuing to reform the state’s bureaucracy and instate tough measures to fight crime in our state. Tonight, I applaud Governor Haslam for his efforts to make Tennessee the state in our nation where people want to move for opportunity, to start a business and to raise a family.”