Bill Haslam

7:36 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Measure to Help Tennessee Students Attend Community Colleges

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.

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3:47 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Governor Bill Haslam's State Of The State: Tennessee Is Different

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.

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4:23 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Governor Haslam says he's not planning any changes for Tennessee Higher Ed.

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.

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3:38 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Haslam: TN Won't Set Up State Health Exchange

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.

The Republican governor had until Friday to decide. He says the federal government has not provided enough information.

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Health Care
8:14 am
Tue December 4, 2012

TN Still Must Decide on Health Insurance Exchange

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.

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8:16 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Poll Shows High Bipartisan Support for Governor Bill Haslam

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.

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3:25 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Tenn. Democrats Want Pre-K Expansion

Rep. Mike Turner

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.

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Morning Cram
9:02 am
Wed July 18, 2012

the morning cram [here we go again edition]

From NPR: If you thought last month's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act was the final word on the legality of the health law, think again.

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Tennessee Government
8:24 am
Wed July 18, 2012

GOP Chapters Call for Sanctions for Haslam

At least two chapters of the Tennessee Republican Party say Governor Bill Haslam isn’t conservative enough and they’ve passed resolutions calling on state party leaders to sanction him.  

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K-12 Education
8:20 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Tennessee Test Scores Up

Proficiency levels are up in all but one of Tennessee’s latest elementary and middle school student assessments. Governor Bill Haslam credits the state’s recent emphasis on improving education standards. 

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