• Haslam Applauds Final Passage of Tennessee Civil Justice Act!

    Friday, May 20, 2011 | 5:45am

    Legislation will help bring predictability and certainty to businesses in state

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today applauded the state House of Representative’s final approval of his Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011, sending it to his desk for signature.

    Read full story
  • Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Windham Professionals to Build New Regional Corporate HQ in Hendersonville

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | 9:54am

    New 24,000 Square Foot Building Home to Account Services Company, Results in 100+ New Jobs

    NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with city officials in Hendersonville, TN and in Sumner County to announce the decision by Windham Professionals to build a new regional headquarters in the Indian Lake Development in Hendersonville. The project calls for the creation of 24,000 square feet of new, Class A office space to house the account services company. An industry leader since 1982, Windham specializes in account collections for institutions of higher education, guaranty agencies and accounts in the commercial, consumer, government and health care sectors. The announcement will result in the creation of more than 100 new jobs, bringing the company’s total employment in Hendersonville to more than 300.

    Read full story
  • Haslam Files Budget Amendment

    Monday, May 16, 2011 | 5:47am

    Reflects strategic investments with reduced spending and increased reserves

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has filed an amendment with the General Assembly that adjusts next year’s budget proposal to reflect new estimates on increased state revenues.  The supplemental appropriations amendment (SB2090/HB2139) includes funding that was not included in the budget the governor presented in March, which was based on earlier revenue projections.

    Read full story
  • Five Additional Counties Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | 11:22am

    Benefit claims must be filed within 30 days

     

    NASHVILLE The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced today Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers in Dyer, Lake, Obion, Shelby and Stewart counties as a direct result of severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding for the incident period beginning on April 19, 2011, and continuing. The declaration number is FEMA-1979-DR.

    Read full story
  • Haslam Announces 15 Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | 4:15am

    Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Montgomery, Obion, Shelby and Stewart to receive assistance for record river flooding

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today President
    Obama granted a request to declare 15 Tennessee counties as federal disaster areas due to a series of severe storms, straight-line winds, flash flooding and the record flooding of the Mississippi River, beginning on April 19, 2011.

    Read full story
  • Haslam Announces Nine Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration from Early April Tornadoes and Flash Flooding

    Monday, May 09, 2011 | 11:25am

    Chester, Davidson, Decatur, Dickson, Henderson, Humphreys, Lake, Shelby and Sumner to receive assistance

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved nine counties to receive federal disaster assistance due to tornadoes and flash flooding in the state on April 4 and 5, 2011.

    Read full story
  • Haslam Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for 15 Counties

    Saturday, May 07, 2011 | 6:45am

    Requests Assistance for Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Montgomery, Obion, Shelby and Stewart counties

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has asked President Obama to declare 15 counties as federal disaster areas due to a series of severe storms, straight-line winds, flash flooding and the record flooding of the Mississippi River, beginning on April 19, 2011.

    Read full story
  • Six Additional Counties Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    Thursday, May 05, 2011 | 11:23am
    Benefit Claims Must Be Filed Within 30 Days

    NASHVILLE –
    The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced today Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) unemployment benefits are now available for workers in Bledsoe, Cocke, Johnson, McMinn, Monroe and Rhea counties as a direct result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and associated flooding for the incident period of April 25, 2011, to April 28, 2011. This is Amendment 1 of the declaration for the State of Tennessee (FEMA-1974-DR).  Persons in these six counties must file their claim for DUA unemployment benefits within 30 days of this announcement (June 6, 2011).
    Read full story
  • Governor Haslam Announces Innovation Strategy in Tennessee

    Thursday, May 05, 2011 | 8:30am

    Unveils INCITE Initiative as First Step Towards Innovation Leadership in Southeast

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $50 million initiative designed to support innovation across the state. The goal of the program, called INCITE for its focus on innovation, commercialization, investment, technology and entrepreneurship, is to raise Tennessee’s profile in innovation-based economic development and drive growth in the creation of knowledge-based jobs. INCITE is a component of Haslam’s recently announced Jobs4TN strategy and will be managed by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).

    Read full story
  • Six Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

    Thursday, May 05, 2011 | 5:06am

    Bledsoe, Cocke, Johnson, McMinn, Monroe and Rhea added to declaration

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government has approved six additional counties to receive federal assistance as a result of the severe storms, flash flooding and tornadoes that struck the state April 25 through April 28, 2011.

    Read full story
  • Haslam Requests Emergency Funding for Flooding

    Tuesday, May 03, 2011 | 7:30am

    Initial counties to include Dyer, Lake, Shelby and Stewart

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today asked President Barack Obama to authorize emergency funding of $10 million to assist the state and local jurisdictions with evacuation preparedness and activities in West Tennessee due to flooding that began April 21, 2011, a result of the record rainfall on the Mississippi, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.

    Read full story
  • Four Tennessee Counties Approved for Disaster Assistance

    Monday, May 02, 2011 | 10:20am

    Bradley, Greene, Hamilton and Washington will receive federal assistance
     
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined FEMA Director Craig Fugate  today to announce the federal government has approved four Tennessee counties to receive federal assistance as a result of the severe storms, flash flooding and tornadoes that struck the state beginning on April 25 and continuing to April 28, 2011.

    Read full story