Bill Haslam

2012 Republican Primary
7:37 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Tennessee Primary Voters Head to the Polls

Tennesseans head to the polls today to vote for their choice in the Republican presidential primary.   While early voting numbers were sharply down from the last presidential primary in 2008, the major GOP candidates  ramped up their attention to Tennessee in the last week with campaign stops and a barrage of television ads.   Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has drawn the endorsement of several top Republicans in the state, including Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen.

Government
10:18 am
Wed February 22, 2012

GOP Puts off 'Don't Say Gay' Measure in House

Supporters of a Tennessee measure to ban the teaching of gay issues to elementary and middle school students have put off consideration of the bill after being told Governor Bill Haslam is concerned about the bill. The start of yesterday's House Education Committee meeting was delayed 15 minutes while Republicans huddled in Speaker Beth Harwell's office with an unidentified member of the Haslam administration. Republican Representative Joey Hensley later announced he was putting off the bill for a week.

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