NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The administration of Gov. Bill Haslam has flagged a bill that would name a perimeter trail around the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville in honor of a former governor's wife.
Haslam is a Republican and his predecessor Phil Bredesen is a Democrat, but bill sponsor Rep. Jimmy Naifeh said he thinks the issue isn't politics, but money.
It would cost an estimated $6,000 for signs to designate the trail to honor Andrea Conte -- Bredesen's wife.
Naifeh -- a Covington Democrat -- told the Chattanooga Times Free Press he can raise the money if the state can handle the signs.
Naifeh noted his request has precedent. A decade ago, lawmakers named the Martha Sundquist State Forest in Cocke County to honor the wife of Republican Gov. Don Sundquist.
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