Gov. Haslam has the guns in trunks bill on his desk. If he's really the business-friendly governor who seeks to attract major investments he will veto it.

But he won't. And even if he did, the argument is that a veto can be overridden by a simple majority of the legislature.

Which makes this a curious situation, given that Haslam is the highest elected Republican official in the state and therefore the party's de facto leader with a supermajority in both the House and the Senate. He should be able to get anything he wants. And if he wants to veto a bill, he should be able to muster the votes to uphold it.

Unless he's unwilling and unable to lead his own party and instead let Lt. Gov. and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey run the state.

Which is exactly what's happening.

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R. Neal's picture

And actually, if Haslam were

And actually, if Haslam were willing and able to lead his party and didn't want to see crap like this on his desk all he should have to do is pick up the phone and call Ramsey and say "hey, I don't want to see that crap on my desk."

metulj's picture

Willing and Able are the key

Willing and Able are the key words here. He's Ramsey's lil dog.

Sarge's picture

Tennessee State Government is

Tennessee State Government is a wholly owned subsidiary of the NRA.

stalwartdem's picture

of course, there is always the....

Chickens**t option...let it become law without his signature, which is what he did with the monkey bill....

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