NASHVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Candidates for Tennessee Governor are getting plenty of questions these days about medical cannabis, school security, and an upcoming statewide televised debate. It comes as each candidate in the past weeks has made their run official.
It’s been a busy week on Tennessee’s Capitol Hill for those running for Governor. They have all been filing their running papers.
“I wish that in as prosperous state as we are, we did not have rural counties so far behind,” said Republican Bill Lee.
Whoever becomes Governor next year will still face the issue of public school security. State lawmakers concede this year’s efforts are just a start. Lee favors an emphasis on mental health issue to curb potential school shooting violence.
“We start by pulling together experts around mental health and begin to say how is it that we can change a culture, begin to change a culture, not look so much at the shootings themselves, but what is behind them,” said Lee.
Another issue is medical cannabis. Lee would not go there without first