Monday, December 13, 2010

Haslam Picks Former Bridgestone Chief at Finance

Bill Haslam's pick to run Tennessee's Department of Finance and Administation may be a good one, but Haslam needs to remember to choose those whose interest and heart are with Tennessee and Tennesseans first-especially in light of his pledge not just to help bring more jobs to Tennessee, but especially rural jobs:

Whatever people say about the economy in the rest of the country, it is not recovering for many rural Tennessee counties and workers. Bill Haslam openly courted rural voters during his General Election campaign, and our rural counties are where the most help is needed.If Jobs are going to be Bill Haslam's first priority, rural development has to be at the very core of his agenda.

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