"Listen, I believe in incentives for the right type of thing," Haslam said of the welfare bill. "I’m not sure you have the direct connection there between children’s grades and parents receiving benefits. There’s too many things that can be a disconnect there."
As for letting lawmakers pick Senate nominees, the governor said, "I have a major problem with that in this sense, that we’re going to take the selection of a United States senator out of the hands of the people of Tennessee and have a few folks decide that. That just doesn’t feel right to me."
So then would Haslam veto either of these bills? That might have been asking too much of our governor, who seemed weary after expressing two opinions. He said he most definitely would think "very strongly" about possibly exercising his veto power.