Bipartisan complaints about Gov. Bill Lee's TennesseeOnMe tourism campaign
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- Gov. Bill Lee has gotten strong pushback on his plan to spend tax dollars for tourist travel vouchers.
On Tuesday, WMOT told you about the governor’s Tennesseeonme campaign. The plan provides $250 in vouchers for up to 10,000 tourists flying into Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis or Chattanooga.
State Senator Jeff Yarbro was one of several Democrats panning the campaign. He wondered in a Twitter post why Lee is sending tax dollars out of state.
Fellow Republican and Senate Leader Randy McNally also expressed displeasure. WTVF quotes Mcnally saying he hadn’t been briefed on the plan. He questioned why the campaign only benefited the state’s four largest cities.