Bill Haslam http://wkms.org en Measure to Help Tennessee Students Attend Community Colleges http://wkms.org/post/measure-help-tennessee-students-attend-community-colleges <p></p><p>Tennesseans looking to attend a two-year public community college are getting some assistance.</p><p>Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing yesterday at Chattanooga State Community College establishing an endowment of at least $35 million through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation for need-based students. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:36:32 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 33012 at http://wkms.org Measure to Help Tennessee Students Attend Community Colleges Governor Bill Haslam's State Of The State: Tennessee Is Different http://wkms.org/post/governor-bill-haslams-state-state-tennessee-different <p>In his third State of the State address last night, Governor Bill Haslam laid out a plan to cut taxes, pay state employees more, and still save money for a rainy day.</p><p>“Tennessee is different,” Haslam told members of the Tennessee General Assembly, his cabinet, and the public gathered on the floor of the state Legislature. The governor said that Tennessee is different from other states because of its low cost of living and relatively low unemployment, and different from Washington D.C. because Tennessee has made cuts instead of raising taxes.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:47:00 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 27368 at http://wkms.org Governor Bill Haslam's State Of The State: Tennessee Is Different Governor Haslam says he's not planning any changes for Tennessee Higher Ed. http://wkms.org/post/governor-haslam-says-hes-not-planning-any-changes-tennessee-higher-ed <p>Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he plans no major changes to the state's public higher education system next legislative session. Haslam also says he has yet to decide if he will push for a bill to create a school vouchers program in Tennessee. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:23:46 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 25852 at http://wkms.org Haslam: TN Won't Set Up State Health Exchange http://wkms.org/post/haslam-tn-wont-set-state-health-exchange <p></p><p>Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam won't create a state-run health insurance exchange, leaving the operation to the federal government. Haslam announced his decision during a speech today.</p><p>The Republican governor had until Friday to decide. He says the federal government has not provided enough information. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:38:06 +0000 Angela Hatton, The Associated Press & Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 25517 at http://wkms.org Haslam: TN Won't Set Up State Health Exchange TN Still Must Decide on Health Insurance Exchange http://wkms.org/post/tn-still-must-decide-health-insurance-exchange <p></p><p>The deadline nears for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to decide how the state will comply with a key component of the federal health care law. Haslam’s administration has been on the fence about whether to recommend a state-run health insurance exchange or to defer to the federal government to create it. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:14:21 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25247 at http://wkms.org TN Still Must Decide on Health Insurance Exchange Poll Shows High Bipartisan Support for Governor Bill Haslam http://wkms.org/post/poll-shows-high-bipartisan-support-governor-bill-haslam <p></p><p>A recent poll shows Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has strong bipartisan support among that state’s voters. The Middle Tennessee State University poll shows about 75 percent of Republicans and Independents approve of Governor Haslam, along with 54 percent of Democrats. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:16:54 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24440 at http://wkms.org Poll Shows High Bipartisan Support for Governor Bill Haslam Tenn. Democrats Want Pre-K Expansion http://wkms.org/post/tenn-democrats-want-pre-k-expansion <p></p><p>Tennessee’s education commissioner says he doesn’t plan to request funds for expanding pre-kindergarten classes, but democratic leaders say they plan to speak with Governor Bill Haslam about considering an expansion. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 21:25:52 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 24235 at http://wkms.org Tenn. Democrats Want Pre-K Expansion the morning cram [here we go again edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-here-we-go-again-edition <p><strong>From NPR:</strong>&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px; ">If you thought last month&#39;s&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/06/28/155901105/live-blog-the-health-care-ruling" style="color: rgb(51, 102, 204); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px; ">Supreme Court ruling</a><span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 20px; ">&nbsp;upholding the Affordable Care Act was the final word on the legality of the health Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:02:01 +0000 Gary Pitts 19397 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [here we go again edition] GOP Chapters Call for Sanctions for Haslam http://wkms.org/post/gop-chapters-call-sanctions-haslam <p>At least two chapters of the Tennessee Republican Party say Governor Bill Haslam isn&rsquo;t conservative enough and they&rsquo;ve passed resolutions calling on state party leaders to sanction him.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:24:45 +0000 Associated Press 19393 at http://wkms.org GOP Chapters Call for Sanctions for Haslam Tennessee Test Scores Up http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-test-scores <p>Proficiency levels are up in all but one of Tennessee&rsquo;s latest elementary and middle school&nbsp;student assessments. Governor Bill Haslam credits the state&rsquo;s recent emphasis on improving education standards.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:20:54 +0000 Associated Press 18596 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Test Scores Up