Friday, January 07, 2011

The Bill Haslam Cabinet Watch

Gov.-Elect Bill Haslam has made a number of interesting Cabinet appointments, but has not yet announced -- and, our hunch, is holding for greatest pre-Inaugural effect -- his plans for Revenue and Economic-Community Development. Under Gov. Phil Bredesen, those posts have held great sway in crafting incentives and tax deals to attract companies' investement in Tennessee and jobs-formation. With the General Assembly now somewhat gathered, candidates for the posts can easily be shopped among legislators and caucuses. With the Inaugural just 8 Days away, perhaps the next Governor will release those linchpin Cabinet names, soon..say, somewhere between tonight and the moment the Governor finishes his Inaugural Address.

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