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Fundraising for the state museum

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

Gov. Bill Haslam hosted a luncheon Aug. 3 at the Governor’s Residence on Curtiswood Lane in Nashville to beef up the fundraising for the troubled Tennessee State Museum, which has signed on to a $160 million building project for a new museum building in Nashville.

The Legislature directed that $40 million of the $160 million be raised privately, which means the governor will have to do much of the heavy lifting for it to succeed in getting large donations.

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