‘We are an unhealthy state:’ Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says improving residents’ health must be a priority

Despite frequently touting Tennessee’s high marks on finance and credit ratings — as he did Monday while speaking to Nashville Rotary — Gov. Bill Lee conceded that the state has much work to do when it comes to improving its ranking on health.

Lee, who himself has been a member of the service organization for more than two decades, made the comment while responding to a question from Michele Johnson, executive director of the Tennessee Justice Center.

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