Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | 3:36amAustin Powder, Inc to Invest $110 Million, Create 80 New JobsNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Governor Bill Haslam and ECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with executives of Ohio-based Austin Powder, Inc to announce the company’s plan to build a manufacturing facility for the production of liquid ammonium nitrate on a 400 acre site near the intersection of I-81 and Highway 11E in Greene County, Tennessee. The company will invest more than $110 million and create 80 new jobs with an annual payroll of $4 million. The facility will operate under the name U.S. Nitrogen.
Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 9:46am
37 Adjoining Counties Also Eligible
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam announced today that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has designated 34 additional counties a natural disaster for agriculture as a result of drought and excessive heat during last year’s growing season.
Thursday, February 17, 2011 | 4:00am
Legislation Focuses on Educating Workforce, Identifying Best Teachers, Revising Civil Justice System
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today introduced his administration’s legislative package for the 2011 session, focusing on educating the workforce, identifying the best teachers and revising the state’s civil justice system.
Monday, February 14, 2011 | 4:34am
$200 Million Investment to Bring 275 HQ and Production Jobs to Tennessee
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bill Hagerty of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today joined with Brian Heery, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell to announce the company’s decision to invest $200 million to build a production facility for electric transformers in the Rivergate Industrial Park in Memphis, Tennessee, creating up to 275 new jobs. The new facility will produce extra-high voltage shell type power transformers and will be Mitsubishi’s national headquarters for the production of heavy electrical equipment. Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc is part of a business group owned by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan.
Monday, February 14, 2011 | 3:00am
Friday, February 11, 2011 | 8:12am
Bill Addresses Two of Governor’s Largest Concerns
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced he signed Senate Bill 25 / House Bill 51 regarding school consolidation in Memphis and Shelby County. He offered the following comment:
Monday, February 07, 2011 | 9:15am
Friday, February 04, 2011 | 7:00am
Request Result of Drought and Excessive Heat during 2010’s Growing Season
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam today requested a secretarial designation of natural disaster for agriculture for 34 counties as a result of drought and excessive heat during last year’s growing season.
Thursday, February 03, 2011 | 12:30pm
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.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 | 8:17amU.S. Dept. of Energy Issues Finding of No Significant Impact, Project Moves ForwardNASHVILLE, TN – Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bill Hagerty of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed its environmental review for the West Tennessee Solar Farm in Haywood County and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which means the project complies with all applicable federal regulation for environmental protection. The review was conducted under guidelines specified in the National Environmental Policy Act and was part of the requirement for utilizing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for the project. The finding allows site preparation and installation to begin on the five-megawatt solar array.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 | 4:30am
Acting Education Commissioner Requests Personnel Plan and Transition Plan from Administrators
Monday, January 31, 2011 | 11:08am
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam issued the following statement today after U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson ruled the entirety of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional:
"Today's ruling was a crucial step in our fight against President Obama's unaffordable healthcare mandate. I declared this law an 'intolerable expansion of federal power' when the bill was passed by Congress last March, and Judge Vinson's ruling is yet another confirmation that the federal government significantly overstepped its authority.
Monday, January 24, 2011 | 8:23am
First Regional Meeting to Take Place in Memphis Thursday
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam announced a series of regional jobs roundtables to take place across the state beginning this Thursday in Memphis.
The roundtables – as part of Haslam's jobs agenda – are locally driven and will include local officials and state leaders from the areas of education and economic and workforce development.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 7:45am
Freeze Part of Administration’s Top-to-Bottom Review of State Government
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a 45-day freeze on any new regulations and rules as part of the top to bottom review of state government.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | 10:35am
Trust Formed Before Taking Office
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the formation of a blind trust to hold the vast majority of his private investments in a step consistent with his stance during the campaign and his recent Executive Orders.