Tennessee Gov. Haslam's Legislative Wins Overshadowed by Social Issues

State legislators approved Haslam-backed bills that revamp Tennessee’s civil service rules and reorganize government agencies that date back to the New Deal era. They also passed tougher penalties on domestic abusers and gangs, while cutting Tennessee’s estate, gift and food taxes. But lawmakers’ actions on social issues overshadowed that list of legislative victories.
May 3, 2012

State legislators approved Haslam-backed bills that revamp Tennessee’s civil service rules and reorganize government agencies that date back to the New Deal era. They also passed tougher penalties on domestic abusers and gangs, while cutting Tennessee’s estate, gift and food taxes. But lawmakers’ actions on social issues overshadowed that list of legislative victories.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.

More from Lawmaking