Gov. Haslam calls special session to save state $60 million in federal funding


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Governor Bill Haslam has called a special legislature session to save the state from potentially losing $60 million if federal highway funding.

Under federal law, states have to set 0.02 as the alcohol level for drivers under 21.

Tennessee recently changed their law saying the level could be as high as 0.08.

If a change isn’t made, the state could lose up to $60 million in funding.

According to The Tennessean, this is the second special session called in two years.