Governor Haslam Defends Insurance Commissioner McPeak


Governor Haslam came to a invulnerability of his Commerce and Insurance Commissioner, Julie McPeak, after NewsChannel 5 Investigates suggested she has traveled extensively outward of Tennessee on all responsibility paid trips that critics called a dispute of interest.


We talked with a administrator about what we uncovered.


Governor Haslam pronounced he has no problem with how his word commissioner Julie McPeak has been spending her time.


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“Julie’s worked for me for 6 years. we am really assured of her veteran proceed to this in terms of looking out for what’s a best interests of a state,” Haslam explained. 

If we were a governor, we would be asking, ‘where’s my word commissioner?'” Andy Spears told NewsChannel 5 Investigates.


“The attention got accurately what they wanted with a really high rate boost in health word in Tennessee while she’s holding income in a form of trips from a word industry. And that seems to me to be a outrageous dispute of interest. Her series one pursuit should be to urge Tennesseans and to strengthen Tennesseans. And instead she’s safeguarding and fortifying a word industry,” Spears said.


“So we don’t have any concerns?” asked NewsChannel 5 Investigates.


The administrator pronounced someone in his bureau reviews all transport requests from commissioners. So someone there knew only how many trips McPeak was taking. 

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