Tennessee Is the Un-Illinois State

Terrible picture, but a great “State of the State” update from Tennessee Secretary of State, Tre Hargett, yesterday in Nashville.

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Here’s a man who has cut his office’s budget from over $30-million per year in 2009, to $27-million today—AND, they’re returning over $2.2-million to the treasury, effectively cutting about 17% of spending since he took over, while we all know the price of everything has been going up.

[See also, “Half of Residents Say They Wish They Could Move Out of Illinois.”]

The State is in great shape as far as debt is concerned, and our official pension plans are largely funded and not out-of-control. Our tax burden on businesses and people reportedly rates us at 49th out of 50.

[See also, “Illinois Exemplifies How Big Government & Big Crime Go Together.”]

Way to go, Tennessee—sounds good to me!