• 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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  • Governor, Commissioner Welcome VICAM to Coffee County

    Wednesday, March 09, 2011 | 5:16am
    JVC, Viam, Oyama Chemical Develop New Company with $32 Million Investment, 70 New Jobs
     
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Ryuji Matsumoto, president of VIAM Manufacturing Inc., announced plans today to locate VICAM in Manchester, Tenn. The company is a newly formed subsidiary of leading nonwoven materials producer Japan Vilene Company (JVC) to be managed by VIAM Manufacturing and utilize technology developed by Oyama Chemical. VICAM will build a facility for the production of a polyester-based carpet fiber that is expected to open in January 2012, and represents an investment of $32 million and 70 new jobs when all phases of construction are complete. 
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  • Governor Haslam’s Statement On Storm Impact In Tennessee

    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 | 11:15am

    Four Deaths Attributed to Monday’s Weather                      

    NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam today expressed sympathy for the families of the four individuals that lost their lives during Monday’s storms and flooding. Weather-related fatalities occurred in Franklin, Polk, Robertson, and Rutherford counties, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

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  • Haslam Announces Alexia Poe as Communications Director

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 | 5:00am

    Poe Previously Served in Nashville Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development

    NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam today announced Alexia Poe as Director of Communications for his administration, filling the role Tom Griscom has held on a consulting basis since December.

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  • Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce New Investment in Greene County, TN

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | 3:36am
    Austin Powder, Inc to Invest $110 Million, Create 80 New Jobs
     
    NASHVILLE, 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.
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