• 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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  • Governor Haslam Announces Legislative Package

    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.

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  • Mitsubishi Electric Power Products to Build Transformers in Memphis

    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.

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  • Haslam Signs Legislation Regarding School Consolidation

    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:

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  • Haslam Requests Disaster Declaration for Agriculture In 34 Counties

    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.

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  • Haslam Asks President to Expedite Healthcare Law Appeals

    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.

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  • West Tennessee Solar Farm Receives Environmental Approval

    Wednesday, February 02, 2011 | 8:17am
    U.S. Dept. of Energy Issues Finding of No Significant Impact, Project Moves Forward
    NASHVILLE, 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.
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  • Haslam Issues Statement on Federal Court's Health Care Ruling

    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.

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  • Haslam Announces First in Statewide Series of Jobs Roundtables

    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.

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