Since when did we start being OK with spending tax payer money bankrolling country music TV shows?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing to spend $8 million to keep the ABC television show “Nashville” in the Tennessee capital.

The Republican governor’s spending plan also includes $4.5 million to subsidize the CMT network’s “Million Dollar Quartet” miniseries in Memphis.

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This, of course, is a small potato compared to Haslam's "Secret Projects" money...$30 million that nobody knows where it goes...

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How does the Haslam administration maintain such popularity in the face of these kinds of budgetary fiascos?

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.