States' rights Haslam?
Now is where the GOP rubber meets the road:
As Haslam himself has pointed out, he inherits a State that is in relatively good fiscal health when compared to its neighbors (all of whom, it should be pointed out, have State income taxes). However, to insure fiscal discipline in the future Haslam should slowly begin to wean Tennessee off of federal dependency. This isn't to say that we should take no federal money at all for schools, roads, or infrastructure, but we as a State and a people should find ways for our affairs to be less reliant on what Washington does with a budget and more concerned with what our elected representatives in Nashville are doing each spring.
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