10:55am

Thu April 24, 2014
Politics

Legislative Session Review: Chris Devaney, Tenn. GOP

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT is again this year asking newsmakers from across the political spectrum to comment on the just concluded 108th Tennessee General Assembly.

Today Chris Devaney, Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, weighs in.

Devaney says he thinks the session’s biggest success is Governor Bill Haslam’s higher education initiative titled “Tennessee Promise.”

“There’s a need in terms of having trained, skilled workers in the workforce. And what that’s going to enable students to do now is to go to a community college free of charge for two years and gain a skill. Then if they think they’re ready, and they want to do something else, go to a four year college. They’ll be prepared for that and I think it’s a win, win.”

Devaney also sees the Republican controlled legislature’s strengthening of anti-meth laws, and measures to make Tennessee more business friendly as major successes of the 108th General Assembly.