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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and top aides have allegedly used the governor’s personal email server to communicate about official business.

A records request by WTVF-TV in Nashville found email accounts linked to the governor’s personal site “BillHaslam-dot-com.” 

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Tennessee now holds the highest bond rating issued by the three major credit rating agencies. Standard and Poor’s upgraded Tennessee from AA+ to AAA status after conducting their mid-year review. 

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Tennessee is among 11 states suing the Obama administration over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools. 

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A federal appeals court has upheld an order requiring Tennessee's Medicaid program to provide applicants with a fair hearing if it cannot process their requests on time. 

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The so-called "bathroom bill" circulating state governments across the country, namely North Carolina, restricts transgender people to use bathrooms that align with their biological sex. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has recently questioned the need for a special legislative session called by fellow Republican lawmakers over President Obama's directive where public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their identity. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Murray State University psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri about these hot-button issues, which he calls "concerning." 

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is questioning the need for a special legislative session over a directive issued by President Obama’s administration that public schools must allow students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity. 

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Tennessee general fund tax collections are beating projections by nearly $700 million through the first month of the budget year. 

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Tennessee's economy continues to grow in 2016 according to a new economic report. The Secretary of State's office released the report Tuesday. 

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As the Tennessee General Assembly adjourned for the year on Friday, here is a look at some of the winning and losing legislation from this year's session.

WINNERS: 

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The Tennessee Valley Authority and the Department of the Navy broke ground Friday on a project in western Tennessee that will eventually be the state’s largest solar facility.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with Earth Day. Construction won't begin in earnest until sometime next year at the Shelby County site, north of Memphis,  which will cover 400 acres with 580,000 solar panels.

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