• Haslam Signs Tenure Reform Into Law

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | 9:00am

    Continuing Education Reform Major Piece of Governor’s Jobs Plan

    NASHVILLE – A crowd of supporters packed the Old Supreme Court Chambers today as Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed his tenure reform bill into law, marking his first legislative victory and helping solidify Tennessee at the forefront of education reform in the country.

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  • New Labor Vehicles Hit the Road with Job Resources

    Wednesday, April 06, 2011 | 9:50am

    Career Coaches Bring Job Matching and Training to Rural Communities
    NASHVILLE - Governor Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development today unveiled three vehicles designed to improve outcomes for those looking for work. Three “Career Coaches” were customized with 10 computer workstations with Internet access, printers, fax machines, and flat screen TV’s with SMART Board overlays to facilitate classroom instruction. The intent of these roving offices is to bring job matching and training to rural communities that have limited access to a Tennessee Career Center.

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  • Statement from Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on the passing of Gov. Ned McWherter

    Monday, April 04, 2011 | 10:45am

    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 this state and its citizens. He had a long and distinguished career in the legislative and executive branches as well as in business. I will always be grateful for his personal kindness to me and the wise advice he gave me in my first months in office. Crissy’s and my thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and the entire McWherter family during this difficult time.”

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  • Federal Disaster Assistance Approved for 13 Tennessee Counties

    Friday, April 01, 2011 | 1:30am

    Franklin, Fentress, Grainger, Hamilton, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Jefferson, Moore,
    Morgan, Pickett, Scott and Union to Receive Public Assistance for Recovery

    NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam today announced the federal government has authorized a major disaster declaration for 13 middle and east Tennessee counties, impacted as a result of the storms and flooding that began in the state on Feb. 28, 2011. 

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  • Haslam Statement on Tenure Reform Passing the House

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 6:30am

    “We have many great teachers, and we can have even more”

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam released the following statement after the Tennessee House of Representatives passed tenure reform bill SB 1528/HB 2012, 65-32. The amended bill will now go back to the Senate for concurrence.

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  • Governor Announces SBA Disaster Loans Available

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 | 5:00am

    Knox and surrounding counties eligible for low-interest loans to individuals and businesses

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted his request for a disaster declaration for Knox and eight contiguous counties in Tennessee following the severe storms and flooding in February.

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  • Haslam Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 13 Counties

    Friday, March 18, 2011 | 11:28am

    Small Business Administration loan program sought for Knox County

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has asked President Obama to declare 13 East and Middle Tennessee counties eligible for the federal public assistance programs for local governments following the storms and flooding that began Feb. 28, 2011. 

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  • Haslam to Serve on Federal Education Working Group

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 10:35am

    Tennessee and Colorado to lead the way in regulation and assessment evaluation

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will join Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in serving on a bi-partisan, federal study group co-chaired by U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Michael Bennett (D-CO).  The group’s mission is to review the effectiveness of education regulations and assessment evaluations in Tennessee and Colorado.

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  • Haslam Announces $40 Million Charter School Fund

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | 9:10am

    Fund to Enhance Educational Opportunities

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and recently-named Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman today announced nearly $40 million to grow and support charter schools in Tennessee.

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  • Haslam Calls on Government to Transform How It Does Business

    Monday, March 14, 2011 | 1:30pm

    Governor Gives State of the State Address, Delivers His State Budget Proposal to Legislature

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam tonight delivered his first State of the State address to a packed House Chamber, calling upon legislators and other state officials to join him in transforming how government sets priorities and makes choices.

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