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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Sep 10, 2015

"We know that we can't depend on the federal government to be the funding partner that it once was," Gov. Bill Haslam said today in Chattanooga while meeting with Chamber of Commerce officials to discuss state transportation needs, The Times Free Press reports. The Republican governor is seeking support for funding to keep state highway projects going smoothly amid an estimated $6 billion statewide backlog.

At the same meeting, The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Haslam also spoke on his proposed privitazation plan, saying state colleges have the authority to decide whether to outsource the management of campus buildings. Some UT employees oppose Haslam’s privitization plan, saying they fear they will lose their jobs.