Governor Bill Haslam

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he'll call a special session of the General Assembly to try to fix the state's drunken driving law and save $60 million in federal highway funds.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named longtime state prisons official Tony Parker as the new commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

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Tennessee lawmakers have approved a nearly $35 billion annual spending plan for the budget year beginning July 1, sending the measure to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.

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A Tennessee bill that would allow mental health therapists to turn patients away based on the counselors' religious beliefs and personal principles has passed and is on its way to the governor.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and transportation commissioner John Schroer released the TDOT transportation plan today, which includes $2 billion dollars in infrastructure investments for 79 projects.

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The Tennessee House has approved Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to give six public four-year universities their own boards.

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to outsource more state government work got an icy reception from Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday, but the skeptics may need to act fast if they want to stop it.

TN Governor Haslam Endorses Rubio

Feb 25, 2016
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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is endorsing Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination. Haslam says he thinks the Florida Senator has the best chance to beat the Democratic nominee in November. Tennessee is among 12 states holding their Republican presidential primaries this Super Tuesday.

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.


A national business publication has named Tennessee the economic development “state of the year” for the second year in a row.

Business Facilities awards the designation to states leading the nation in economic development, infrastructure and education since 2007.  Tennessee is the first state to receive the award in consecutive years, previous winning in 2013 and 2009.