Lee to keep State of the State party going in Knoxville, Memphis

Bill Lee is inaugurated as Tennessee’s 50th governor on Jan. 19, 2018. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Gov. Bill Lee is scheduled to give his first State of the State address in Nashville on Monday. But he’s not stopping there. The new governor has announced plans to hold similar regional addresses in Knoxville and Memphis later in the week.

The addresses are dubbed the State of East Tennessee and the State of West Tennessee, respectively. What, no State of Middle Tennessee?

Here’s the full release from Lee’s office:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, in an effort to reach new audiences outside the state capital, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced plans to deliver regional addresses following the State of the State speech next week.

“I look forward to delivering my first State of the State address on Monday during a joint session of the legislature in Nashville, however, I am excited to have these special events in Knoxville and Memphis,” said Lee. “As we present our budget and outline priorities for the next year, we want to engage with as many Tennesseans as we can.”

Gov. Lee will deliver his State of the State address to the General Assembly and members of the public on Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. CT in the House Chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly in Nashville. The joint session will air statewide.

State of the State occurring in Nashville, and the addition of these two events, he will deliver an address in each Grand Division.

Details for the State of East Tennessee address and the State of West Tennessee address are listed below. The events are free and open to the public with tickets available at https://www.tn.gov/governor/sots. Tickets are needed for entry.

State of East Tennessee
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
6:00 p.m. ET
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Clarence Brown Theatre
1714 Andy Holt Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996

State of West Tennessee
Thursday, March 7, 2019
5:30 p.m. CT
University of Memphis
University Center Ballroom
499 University St.
Memphis, TN 38152

4 Responses to Lee to keep State of the State party going in Knoxville, Memphis

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    Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Gov. “HasLee” had no record to run on nor any ideological mooring that one could detect other than to have someone in the campaign in charge of making sure the word “conservative” appeared every now and then so it was a campaign based on imagery and gimmicks. Perfectly fitting, I would say, that for the next eight years we will have an administration based on imagery and gimmicks.

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    Lance Persson says:

    So many posting that I read are nothing more that attempted “put downs” with no facts to back them up. I have seen this with our president and now I am seeing it with our governor. It is great that Governor Lee is recognizing that our state is composed of the three different regions and is recognizing that fact by delivering his state of the state address in all three regions than just in Nashville. WAY TO GO Governor Lee.

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      Gwyn Guess says:

      Thank you, Lance Persson,
      If the first thing out of one’s mouth is an ad hominem “Sneer,” their minds demonstrate a pre-conceived notion about someone versus a realistic “wait and see” attitude, which is why I want to attend the meeting on this bleak, cold winter night at age 72. I thought the ads purposely put a “conservative” slant on Lee as a candidate as well and am not fond of many ads or campaign rhetoric.
      If Lee doesn’t have a decent allowance for people to ask questions at the end of his address I’ll just leave. I have some SERIOUS issues to ask Governor Lee: 1. What, if any, is his stance on Sanctuary Cities and States ; 2. How does he stand on farm subsidies of GMO Corn and Soybeans in the state; and –MOST impt: 3. Will Gov. Lee have Any authority to prohibit the wholesale implementation of 5G wireless stations that are being allowed to blanket the states of this country with ZERO input from citizens who will be massively impacted/harmed by this technology. In addition, there is a wealth of verified medical documentation demonstrating the capability of massive harm done to humans, animal, insect and microbial life on the earth through this technology. To date, I am not aware of this technology EVER having been screened or tested by any level of government. In fact, the telecom industry is being, as I understand, simply allowed to proceed with its Huge plans to install this system going only through the FCC–an unelected tiny commission of a few people, most, if not ALL have been heads of that very same industry itself–to with: Tom Wheeler, former lobbyist for the Mobile phone industry, and Today’s Ajait Pai, was a lobbyist for Verison. So the entire FCC is pretty well saturated by telecom lobbyists and has been for last 20-30 Years.

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