In the packed chambers of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Gov. Bill Haslam delivered his second State of the State address Monday night before a joint session of the state General Assembly.
Many in there were armed with laptops, cell phones, and for most of the time, an internet connection.
Haslam’s speech focused on his budget proposals for the coming fiscal year, as well as legislative initiatives including cuts to the estate and grocery sales taxes, efforts to curtail violent crime and drug use and changes to the way the state’s hiring and employment practices. Throughout the 40 minute address, he aimed to outline an effective, efficient state government that he said should stand in contrast to gridlock in Washington.
Below is the story of the day in tweets, Facebook statuses and YouTube videos from people watching the speech in the Capitol and around Tennessee.