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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, June 4, 2012: WHITWELL – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today traveled to Marion County to sign legislation to reduce the state portion of the sales tax on groceries from 5.5 percent to 5.25 percent. Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing at the locally- and independently-owned […]

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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; May 23, 2012: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has sign two bills from his 2012 legislative agenda that make structural changes to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) and 21 boards, commissions and licensing programs. More than 200 of these organizations exist […]

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Press release from the Office of Governor Bill Haslam; May 17, 2012: NASHVILLE – Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam completed a two week-long statewide reading tour yesterday with final school year-end visits to two of her 10 partnership schools. Haslam’s final year-end visits to schools during the last two weeks included meetings with school administrators, […]

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Press release from the Office of Gov. Bill Haslam; May 17, 2012: NASHVILLE – The State of Tennessee has rolled out a dramatically redesigned and improved website, an important step in a broader overhaul of state web services. TN.gov receives millions of unique visits annually, and the redesign represents a substantial effort to make the […]

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Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; May 9, 2012: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a reward for information in the Bain Family kidnapping case out of Hardeman County, Tenn. Haslam is offering $15,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction or the person or persons who […]

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President Barack Obama on No Child Left Behind Flexibility; Remarks Distributed by the White House Press Office, Sept. 23, 2011: East Room, 10:24 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Well, welcome to the White House, everybody. I see a whole bunch of people who are interested in education, […]

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Press Release from the Middle Tennessee State University Survey Group, March 2, 2011: Obama would lose to a Republican opponent, but his low approval rating has stabilized MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennesseans take a dim view of teacher tenure but show no consensus on whether to do away with collective bargaining power for teacher unions, the […]

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Teacher’s union says it’ll study the governor’s education reform agenda unveiled this week, then offer responses and positions of its own soon.

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Statement from Governor Bill Haslam, Feb. 17, 2011: “Today I am submitting our first legislative package that focuses on two core messages: educating a highly trained workforce that will attract high quality jobs and identifying the best teachers and creating an environment that keeps them in the classrooms across the state. “Tennessee is poised to […]

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Press Release from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Feb. 3, 2011: Haslam: We Can’t Afford to Wait NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today joined other governors in sending a letter to President Barack Obama that asks him to expedite the legal process for the cases regarding the federal healthcare bill. In the letter, Haslam asked […]

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Press Release from the Democratic Party of Tennessee, January 17th, 2011: Gov. Haslam Starts His Tenure On Wrong Foot By Dismissing Income Disclosure Rules Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester said Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to eliminate the requirement for him and his top aides to disclose their total yearly incomes gives the impression that […]

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Press Release from Gov.-elect Bill Haslam; Jan. 7, 2011: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam today announced Georgia Department of Corrections Assistant Commissioner and Chief of Staff Derrick Schofield as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction. Schofield will oversee the state’s corrections system comprised of 14 prisons, more than 20,000 inmates of varying needs […]

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