Gov. Bill Haslam says he remains open minded about a study over privatizing some state government operations. He says the decision on whether to move forward with the effort is months. The Republican Chief Executive says private companies might better manage office operations at Tennessee’s Universities, Prisons, Armories and Parks. The Administration earlier close some state officials buildings, replacing the square footage with leased property. Haslam says his aim is to make state government as efficient as possible. Employees with the University of Tennessee system and the state workers association are opposed to the idea.