Governor Bill Lee Delivers 2021 State of the State Address

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee delivered his third State of the State address and presented budget and legislative priorities to a joint session of the General Assembly. In addition to outlining budget and legislative priorities, the governor provided an accounting of Tennessee’s COVID-19 response and continued economic recovery.

Governor Lee’s remarks as prepared for delivery are here for you to read. The full video is also below for those interested in watching the full State of the State.

An overview of the budget as proposed by Governor Lee can be found here. Overall, the Governor proposes a $41.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2022.

An overview of the Governor’s priorities regarding agriculture and rural Tennessee can be found here. As has been his entire term, the Governor remains focused on improving our most important industry and the rural communities across the state.