Against the wishes of many Metro officials, Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law that authorizes the state government to oversee a new commission that would operate the annual Tennessee State Fair.
A Haslam aide said Monday the governor had signed House Bill 3208, a measure that could pave the way for the 106-year-old event to transfer from Metro’s hands to the state while also enabling its relocation outside Davidson County. The move came despite the concerns of the Metro Council, which had approved a nonbinding memorializing resolution that asked Haslam to veto the legislation.
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