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.


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


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

Lost Medicaid Funding

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