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Haslam visits, teachers protest
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The governor greets local Republicans. - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
Governor Bill Haslam visited Smithville Thursday, speaking at the DeKalb County Republican Party's Reagan Day Dinner at the county complex.A number of local teachers turned out as well to protest the governors education policies.Haslam pointed out that Tennessee is in sound financial shape compared to many governments.“We have the lowest debt per person of any of the fifty states. When you go to bed at night, you probably should sleep with one eye open worried about how much debt we have out of Washington but at least as a Tennessean you should know that for years we in Tennessee have been responsible about how we manage your money,” haslam told the crowd. “We have one of the two or three lowest tax systems in the country.