NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Karl Dean is making Tennessee state parks an issue in this year’s governor race.
The former Nashville Mayor sees it as something more than just about who runs them.
“One of my goals as governor would be to have Tennessee go back to having the best state parks in the country,” Dean recently told news 2. “(I want people) to be aware the beauty of our state is a big part of why our state works so well and why people want to live here and protect it.”
It means he would oppose any such efforts to privatize state parks which most recently came up last year in Republican Governor Bill Haslam’s Administration.
Along with state parks, medical marijuana and health care were part of the conversation with Dean.
“It’s time to move beyond partisan politics–whose right and whose wrong—let’s get something done that helps people,” added Dean about Medicaid expansion.
While Dean joins almost all of his fellow Tennessee Democrats backing some form of Medicaid expansion to cover hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans with Obamacare money,