It's Controversy, Run!
It seems that some in our State Government are just trying to avoid political controversy:
The budget deficit has no doubt caused great damage to many programs that people care a great deal about. Hence, the State doesn't have $3 million to carry out the provisions of an immigration enforcement bill. The Governor's cabinet has mysteriously found, however, that while the State has no money for Carr's legislation, it does have a whopping $97 million to give Electrolux to build a plant near Memphis, and $35 million for Wacker Chemical's operation near Cleveland. Of course there is the $5 million (a number that would more than cover the cost of Carr's proposal) that is being held out to the University of Memphis to take over the formerly-private Lambuth University in Jackson).
Labels: Conservatism, Local politics, Political correctness, Tennessee politics