Most Active Stories
- First Student To Graduate In May From College To Career Experience Program
- Kentucky Film Tax Incentive Program Draws Production Company to Murray
- Against Residents’ Wishes 250-Year-Old Burr Oak Tree Cut Down On Lake Barkley Bridge Easement
- GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Attack Jack Conway For Not Defending Gay Marriage Ban
- Congressman Whitfield Calls House Ethics Allegations "Absurd"
Tue April 10, 2012
Haslam: Decision on evolution bill likely Tuesday
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says it will probably be close to the deadline before he decides whether to sign a proposal protecting teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories, such as global warming. The deadline is today. Haslam can also veto the measure or let it become law without his signature. The Republican governor has said he will probably sign the bill. Last week, opponents handed Haslam a petition with more than 3,000 signatures urging him to veto the legislation. Haslam says the petition was impactful, but he also noted the amount of support for the bill in the Legislature.