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Governor says Tennessee thriving
Gov. Bill Haslam touts Tennessee's low tax burden and recent educational gains during a talk Thursday afternoon to the Rotary Club of McMinnville.
That state of Tennessee has climbed mountains and is perched atop America as one of the best places to live.That’s according to Gov. Bill Haslam, who trumpeted the Volunteer State for its educational strides, fiscal fitness and prevalent jobs during a visit to McMinnville on Thursday.“Your state is in great financial shape and that should matter to you,” Haslam told members of the Rotary Club of McMinnville. “We have the lowest rate of debt per capita of any state in the nation and we have the second lowest tax burden, per person, of any state.”Haslam said the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) is growing at a pace almost twice the national average, thanks in large part to the addition of 370,000 new private sector jobs.“More people in Tennessee have jobs than ever before,” said Haslam.So how has the state done so well?