Governor-elect Bill Lee To Highlight Drug Trafficking, Education in His Inauguration Speech

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Tougher penalties for drug traffickers is one of topics Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee says he will refer to in his inaugural speech on Saturday.

Bill Lee says he’s gone to check out the inaugural setup, and that he’s already finished his speech. “I am finished with my speech. It’s not going to be terribly detailed, but it’s going to be more about the future of Tennessee and where I want this state to go.”

During a state-wide meeting with reporters, Lee released a few details about the topics included in his inauguration speech, including the opioid epidemic

A few details out of the governor-elect this week as he met with statewide reporters.

“I will refer to it in the inauguration speech. Like I said, there are going to be broad subjects in that speech, but we are working on improvements on what we are currently doing. One of the things I want to look at right away are the penalties associated with trafficking in this state. I want traffickers to believe Tennessee is not the place to traffic. I want them to go somewhere else.”

The governor-elect is also likely to touch on a principal theme from his campaign, where he proposed more vocational technical schooling for K-12 students, sharing one component of his plan with reporters. “Companies across this state are willing to provide equipment, space, willing to provide teachers. I think that is a really important part of this plan I have, to change how high school looks in Tennessee over the next several years.”

Along with Lee’s words, there’s an immediate issue of weather for Saturday’s inauguration.

It could become one of the rainiest inaugurations on record.

The inauguration ceremony will begin at 11am Saturday.

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