Bill Haslam

Tennessee Government
7:28 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Lawmakers Host Jobs Hearing in Tennessee

Republican lawmakers are hosting a conference in Tennessee aimed at loosening federal regulations they say hinder job growth.  

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K-12 Education
7:16 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Tennessee Education Review to Identify Key Concern

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The head of an education foundation commissioned by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to review the state's new teacher evaluation system says it’s identified a key concern teachers have about the testing data used to evaluate them and will propose recommendations to address it.  

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Tennessee Government
9:01 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Governor Haslam Signs Bill to Help Unemployed

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Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proposal to help Tennesseans get off unemployment and find a job.  The legislation, called the "Tennessee Works Act.,” unanimously passed both the state House and Senate.  

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Morning Cram
9:53 am
Mon May 21, 2012

the morning cram [that's what I love about high school...edition]

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Things really are getting worse in Washington.

NPR reports Congress members talk like 10th graders, which is back a grade level from 2005.

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Tennessee Government
8:54 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Report: Governor Haslam's Transparency Record is Mixed

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says it's "not easy" to strike a balance between efficiency and transparency in state government.

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Pre-K Education
9:03 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Governor Haslam Considers Pre-K Expansion

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is considering a funding boost for the state's public pre-kindergarten program, a move that would put him at odds with some fellow Republicans in the Legislature. 

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Morning Cram
8:56 am
Thu May 17, 2012

the morning cram [it tastes like chicken edition]

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"...this is one of the cleanest proteins you can get."

NPR reports a new company has come up with a chicken alternative that tastes like the real thing. 

Kentucky ~ Rand gets rejected in Washington.

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Tennessee Government
8:35 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Haslam Signs Tennessee $31 Billion Spending Plan

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed the state's more than $31 billion dollar annual spending plan. The budget includes a reduced sales tax on groceries, an increase in the exemption for the inheritance tax, and enhanced penalties for gang and gun crimes. 

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Tennessee Education
8:57 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Tennessee Parents Can Opt Kids Out of Extracurricular Activites

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a measure allowing parents to opt their children out of extracurricular school activities.  

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Tennessee Law
8:50 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Tennessee Cracks Down on Tattoos

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proposal cracking down on the tattooing of minors into law.  The law makes it illegal for anyone who is unlicensed to possess tattooing paraphernalia. 

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