Bill Haslam

Tennessee Test Scores Up

Jun 27, 2012

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. 

Lawmakers Host Jobs Hearing in Tennessee

Jun 18, 2012

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

Tennessee Education Review to Identify Key Concern

Jun 11, 2012

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.  

Governor Haslam Signs Bill to Help Unemployed

May 25, 2012

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.

Things really are getting worse in Washington.

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

Report: Governor Haslam's Transparency Record is Mixed

May 21, 2012

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

Governor Haslam Considers Pre-K Expansion

May 18, 2012

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.

"...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.

Haslam Signs Tennessee $31 Billion Spending Plan

May 17, 2012

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. 

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