State of Tennessee Archives: on Drugs


Bill Haslam: Get tough on meth crimes

There will be no service reductions in Human Services and minimal shifts in Mental Health such as alcohol and drug rehabilitation services. In the area of law enforcement we are supporting steps to address a growing problem here and across the country. The manufacturing and use of meth has increased 45% from 2009 to 2010. Millions of taxpayer dollars are spent every year to house those who make and sell meth, to care for children removed from homes where meth is being made and for environmental cleanup The cleanup cost is covered by state and local law enforcement agencies. It is time to get tough on this crime by making it more difficult to make meth in our state and making it easier to track down and prosecute the offenders. In Corrections, we are restoring funds to keep the Whiteville Prison in Hardeman County open. Additionally we will continue to provide $35 per day per prisoner to local governments for housing state prisoners so that we will not pass off any of our costs to local government.
Source: 2011 State of the State speech to Tennessee legislature Mar 14, 2011

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  Democrats:
Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
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Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
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