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Haslam vetoes Ag-Gag
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Governor Bill Haslam has vetoed the so-called “Ag-Gag” bill, which would have required evidence documenting animal abuse to be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours.In a statement released Monday morning, Haslam said he had carefully considered the matter and decided to veto the measure.Haslam cited more than one concern with the bill, not the least of which was the state Attorney General’s opinion that it was “constitutionally suspect.”“Agriculture is the number-one industry in Tennessee,” Haslam said Monday. “Farmers play a vital role in our state's economy, heritage and history. I understand their concerns about large scale attacks on their livelihoods.