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Fight Medicaid fraudulent distribution of opioid medications

Another way to lower health care cost is to combat Medicaid fraud. Tackling fraud in Medicaid is particularly important as we work to prevent the fraudulent distribution of opioid medications.

To support that effort, we are creating 24 new positions in the state's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Together these efforts will place downward pressure on the cost of coverage.

Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Tennessee legislature , Mar 6, 2019

Drug traffickers should fear Tennessee

We must also take bold steps to stop the scourge of drugs illegally trafficked into our state. I pledged to make Tennessee a state that drug traffickers fear, and I will make sure that our prosecutors and our law enforcement have the tools they need to make that a reality. We are increasing the penalties on dangerous drugs like fentanyl and making it clear that we will have no leniency on high level drug dealers who target the residents of this state.
Source: 2019 State of the State address to the Tennessee legislature , Mar 6, 2019

Opposes recreational marijuana; wait on medical marijuana

Q: Do you support legalizing or decriminalizing medical or recreational marijuana?

Karl Dean (D): Legalize medical use. No legalization of recreational marijuana, but possibly decriminalize small amounts.

Bill Lee (R): Opposes legalizing recreational marijuana; says further exploration of medical use is needed.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Tennessee Governor race , Oct 9, 2018

Raise penalties on drug traffickers, aid non-violent addicts

We need to attack the epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction and increase penalties for drug traffickers and put non-violent addicts on a path to wellness.
Source: The Tennessean on 2018 Tennessee Gubernatorial race , Aug 2, 2018

Other governors on Drugs: Bill Lee on other issues:
TN Gubernatorial:
Bill Haslam
David French
Diane Black
Karl Dean
Mark Green
TN Senatorial:
Bill Hagerty
Bob Corker
James Mackler
Lamar Alexander
Larry Crim
Manny Sethi
Marsha Blackburn
Phil Bredesen
Stephen Fincher

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D;resigned) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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