Ned McWherter

Gov. Bill Haslam’s office denied a public records request to review his official calendar, a decision that in Tennessee can only be challenged via the courts. An open government advocate said the public has an interest in seeing Haslam’s schedule.

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Honored as a powerful politician and committed leader whose words were his bond, the Covington Democrat announced Thursday he will not seek re-election this fall. Naifeh’s legislative career spans almost four decades and includes an 18-year tenure as speaker.

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Democrats paid tribute to former Gov. Ned McWherter, who died this year, during the party’s Jackson Day Dinner held Saturday in Nashville. Speakers praised his record on education and civility in public life, and McWherter’s son, Mike, announced the first Ned McWherter Legacy Award to veteran Democratic Rep. Lois DeBerry from Memphis.

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Former legislator and economic development commissioner Matt Kisber and current House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh will be among those speaking in tribute to the late Gov. Ned McWherter at the Tennessee Democrats’ Jackson Day Dinner Saturday. The event will be at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall in Nashville. John Seigenthaler, chairman emeritus of The Tennessean, and […]

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Maybe they will begin calling them “McWherter Day” dinners. The Tennessee Democratic Party has announced that its state Jackson Day dinner in Nashville will be Oct. 1 and will celebrate the life of Gov. Ned Ray McWherter, who died this year on April 4. Respect for McWherter and his place in the state party’s history […]

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The House majority leader reflected on his rise in politics and who helped him along the way in a wide-ranging interview with TNReport. He talked about what it’s like to work with Gov. Bill Haslam and the collective bargaining debate that dominated this past legislative session.

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They flew the flags at half staff Tuesday at the Capitol as Tennesseans continued to mourn Monday’s death of former Gov. Ned McWherter. Gov. Bill Haslam, who issued a formal statement Monday on McWherter’s death, welcomed the opportunity to say more to reporters Tuesday about McWherter. “The thing about Gov. McWherter that I appreciate the […]

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From education, to health care to criminal justice, many of Tennessee’s present-day policies still bear the fingerprints of the two-term governor who left office in 1995.

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Press Release from Governor’s Office, April 4, 2011: Statement from Gov. Bill Haslam on the Passing of Gov. Ned McWherter NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued the following statement on the passing of former Tennessee Gov. Ned McWherter: “This is a sad day for Tennessee. Governor McWherter was a true statesman who cared about […]

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