Governor Haslam took a tour the Mars candy bar plant in Cleveland Thursday afternoon.
He also sat down with company officials and talked with plant workers.
After the tour, the Governor said, "Obviously everybody knows the final product, and this is a product everybody can understand to see everything from the raw chocolate to the raw caramel coming in with sugar and then the end product. It's an impressive deal. And then you understand the pure volume. 500 tons of M&Ms a day, I think that says a lot about all that's involved here and the amount of production they can have."
Governor Haslam also spoke this afternoon about the controversial plan to tie welfare wages with kids' grades.
He said he has questions about the bill because -quote- there are too many things at disconnect between the student's performance and the parent receiving "Tanf" benefits.