Bill Haslam

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is thanking lawmakers for acting quickly in a special legislative session and preventing the loss of some $60 million in federal road money.

[previous headline incorrectly indicated Cromer was to head the program, rather he is to serve as Chief of Staff for the Deputy Director]

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named Will Cromer as the new chief of staff for the Deputy Director of TennCare, the state's expanded Medicaid program.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named a new director to the state’s Higher Education Commission.

A sometimes emotional Gov. Bill Haslam used his annual speech to the General Assembly and the state of Tennessee to take a victory lap of sorts Monday night.

All those controversial ideas, like merit pay and closing government buildings? He says they're finally paying off.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be in Union City tomorrow as part of a series of appearances to hear about infrastructure challenges and opportunities on the local level. 

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has called a special legislative session for next month to tackle his alternative to expanded Medicaid.  

The two-year pilot program called “insure Tennessee” would provide health insurance to 200,000 Tennesseans who earn less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

Tennessee Gov. Haslam Rolls Out Health Care Plan

Dec 15, 2014
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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is rolling out his new program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseeans currently uninsured or who have limited options.

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A UT Martin professor has been appointed to review Tennessee’s math standards. Governor Bill Haslam announced that Stephanie Kolitsch will serve on the Mathematics Standards Review and Development Committee.

Haslam has asked The State Board of Education to appoint the Mathematics Standards Committee along with an English Language Arts Standards Review and Development Committee, each with three advisory teams. Kolitsh will lead the Mathematics Advisory Team for grades 9-12.

Tennesseans looking to attend a two-year public community college are getting some assistance.

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.

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.

“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.