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Bill Haslam

Corker urges long-term road funding solutions in Tennessee

Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday that he hopes his home state of Tennessee won't emulate Washington policymakers by spending on transportation projects without finding ways to pay for them. Corker praised Gov. Bill Haslam, a close friend and fellow Republican, for drawing attention to Tennessee's transportation needs. "I applaud the fact that our state is wrestling with a long-term solution," he said. "And it's up to our state leader as governor and the General Assembly members to decide what is the best solution." Haslam has been on a 15-stop statewide tour to discuss what he projects as $6 billion in unfunded road projects. But while...