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
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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