Governor says Ford concerned about push to curb COVID rules

Legislature is in special session to consider new Covid bills

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTISE
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Lee’s office says Ford Motor Co. and other manufacturers are raising concerns about Tennessee Republican lawmakers’ attempts to undercut or block COVID-19 protective measures.

Communications Director Laine Arnold said Friday that the governor’s office is encouraging Ford and others to “reach out to legislators directly.”

Ford made a blockbuster announcement last month when it unveiled plans to create a $5.6 billion campus to build electric F-Series pickup trucks outside Memphis.

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