Executive Don Edwards meets with Governor Haslam and Commissioner Schroer.
Governor Haslam and Commissioner Schroer discussed the challenges with highway funding across the nation and their desire for a more stable revenue stream than is provided by the the short term stop gap measures instituted by the Congress. A national transportation highway bill is needing to be passed in the Congress in order to provide more stability and allow for more long range planning for the highway infrastructure needs in our state.
Executive Edwards was asked if the topic of prison issues was brought up and he said, "I am very concerned about the situation at our MCCX. My main concern is the health, safety, and welfare of the men and women who serve our Morgan County community by managing the state inmates day in and day out. I had the occasion to communicate to the Governor that I would love to have the opportunity to discuss these serious challenges that are manifesting themselves within our Department of Corrections." When quizzed about how the Governor responded, Edwards said that he did not receive a definitive reply as to when the Governor would speak with him on these matters.