Governor

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; August 24, 2012:   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 109 Tennesseans to 48 state boards and commissions. Earlier this year, the legislature passed Haslam’s recommended reforms to many of the state’s boards and commissions, and most of those changes take […]

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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; July 23, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the promotion of Mark Cate to chief of staff. “This title better represents Mark’s role and the work he does in this administration,” Haslam said. “I appreciate his valuable contribution to our office and […]

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Newsletter from Governor Bill Haslam; July 12, 2012:  With the general assembly adjourned, May, June, and even the first few days of July have been extremely busy for us as we continue to improve state government. I know all of you are extremely busy too, so here’s a quick run-down of why I believe it’s […]

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The retail giant has said it is planning three more warehouses in Tennessee in addition to two slated for Hamilton and Bradley counties. But lawmakers are questioning what the state gave away to secure the East Tennessee projects.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter, who lost the race to Bill Haslam in November, wants to find an innovative way to stay current and active in state politics. McWherter, who hasn’t ruled out another run for office in the future, is now launching a daily e-mail service called “Out of the Blue” that he’s billing […]

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Press Release from Gov.-elect Bill Haslam, December 3, 2010: Ramsey Record of Success Indicative of Personnel Haslam Targeting CHATTANOOGA – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam today announced Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey as his Deputy to the Governor and Chief of Staff. A former state representative, Ramsey is in his fifth term as Hamilton County Mayor […]

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Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Nov 18, 2010 Signs Lead to Birthplace Museum of Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet and Vanderbilt Graduate NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear in Clarksville today to recognize one of the nation’s most notable poets and authors and unveil new brown highway signs for the […]

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Press Release from Governor-elect Bill Haslam; Nov. 9, 2010: Tennessee Gov.-elect and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam today tapped Tom Ingram, his campaign general consultant and a veteran of Tennessee politics and government, to direct his transition into office. At the same time, Haslam named his campaign finance director Kim Kaegi to plan the Inaugural celebration […]

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Both candidates for governor spent the eve of the election swinging through the state for last-minute campaign stops to shake hands, knock on doors and make final appeals to fence-sitting voters before the polls open tomorrow. Democrat Mike McWherter says he’s feeling good about his chances, even though he’s 29 points behind Republican Bill Haslam […]

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The governor’s veto powers in Tennessee are among the weakest in the country, making the top executive’s signature virtually unnecessary to enact controversial laws the Legislature wants.

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The two leading candidates for governor tried to win over elder voters in Nashville Friday with messages of making services more accessible to them and their care givers, but both offered different approaches. Democratic candidate Mike McWherter told seniors at the AARP “Conversation with Tennessee’s Next Governor” event that the state needs a cabinet-level officer […]

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Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam weighs in on the National Rifle Association opting not to endorse anyone in the governor’s race, adding that at least he scored better than his opponent in the group’s candidates score card. The NRA must have bought into Haslam’s “flip-flopped” stance on gun rights, Democrat McWherter said Wednesday.

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