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Carr questions Black fundraiser
Carr questions Black fundraiser

Republican congressional candidate Joe Carr of Rutherford County is questioning a July fundraiser planned for his primary opponent, U.S. Rep. Diane Black, by Gov. Bill Haslam at the governor's mansion in Nashville.

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Nissan supplier park to create 1,000 new jobs
Nissan supplier park to create 1,000 new jobs
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Four lawmakers who opposed Insure Tennessee have state coverage
Four lawmakers who opposed Insure Tennessee have state coverage
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Governor proposes $100M for teacher pay raises
Governor proposes $100M for teacher pay raises
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Insure Tennessee dies in Senate committee

NASHVILLE - A Senate committee killed Gov. Bill Haslam's Medicaid expansion plan Wednesday without giving it a chance to reach either the House or Senate chamber for full consideration.

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Rutherford legislators balk at Haslam's Insure Tennessee

NASHVILLE - Rutherford County legislators are giving Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal a cool, if not icy, reception as a special session on the Medicaid expansion plan begins.

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Tennessee lawmakers could push for fuel tax

Tennessee lawmakers might consider raising more revenue this session through alternative taxes on electric and natural-gas powered vehicles, in addition to the traditional gas tax, state Sen. Jim Tracy said.

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Womick falls short in bid for House Speaker
Womick falls short in bid for House Speaker
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Officials break ground for technology training center
Officials break ground for technology training center

SMYRNA - With the Nissan as a backdrop, the highest-producing plant in North America, government officials and business leaders dug into a partnership Monday that combines Tennessee's educational resources with one of the world's largest auto manufacturers for a $35 million training center.

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Cohen criticizes Haslam on Tennessee Promise

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam's campaign on the Tennessee Promise and use of lottery money for free junior college tuition, saying it "siphons" money from the Hope Scholarship and helps only affluent and low-achieving students.

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Gov. Haslam makes stop in Murfreesboro
Gov. Haslam makes stop in Murfreesboro

Gov. Bill Haslam made a quick stop in Murfreesboro Tuesday, running by Maple Street Grill on the Public Square for lunch and a handshaking session with local officials, political candidates and Republican supporters.

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Haslam proposes 'bold' new education plan
Haslam proposes 'bold' new education plan

Governor gives State of the State address

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Haslam appoints task force to focus on education funding

Gov. Bill Haslam has created a task force to study the Basic Education Program, which is the funding formula for elementary, middle and high schools.

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Tenn. receives grant to boost degree completions

Tennessee has been named one of only three states selected to receive a grant valued at $1 million to increase on-time college completion rates

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Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy
Haslam: Skilled workforce vital for economy

Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals

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Haslam to speak at chamber luncheon

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

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Haslam forms veterans education task force

Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.

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Tenn. students ranked fastest improving
Tenn. students ranked fastest improving

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that Tennessee has had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, making it the fastest-improving state in the nation.

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Haslam names new appointee for Tenn. Board of Parole

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.

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Haslam calls for increasing teacher pay
Haslam calls for increasing teacher pay

Governor announces commitment to raise salaries

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MTSU deepens partnership with China

Chinese vice minister visits Murfreesboro

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Haslam shrugs off Forrester complaints
Haslam shrugs off Forrester complaints

Gov. Bill Haslam brushed aside an announcement this week that formal ethics complaints had been filed against him.

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Haslam initiative works to get Tennesseans in shape

Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s about time for the state to hop on the treadmill, eat better and make healthier choices.

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LETTER: Parallels with Haslam, Sundquist are striking
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First lady introduces new education initiatives

The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet launched two major initiatives Monday in an effort to improve Tennessee children's education.

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TNReport.com: New online college opens with Haslam’s backing

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand Tuesday morning to mark the creation of a new government-supported online degree provider in the state.

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Haslam appoints new chairman of Parole Board

Gov. Bill Haslam recently appointed Richard Montgomery as chairman of the Board of Parole.

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Murfreesboro native named state historian

Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Murfreesboro resident Carroll Van West as state historian.

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Vote of confidence for Huffman from Haslam

Gov. Bill Haslam expressed his continued confidence in Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Monday.

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Tenn. students show improvement on TCAP

For the first time since the state implemented more rigorous standards in 2009, more than half of students in grades 3-8 are on grade level in every TCAP Achievement subject.

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Nissan to add 900 jobs
Nissan to add 900 jobs

Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.

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State halts dependent allowance for unemployed

Beginning next month, eligible residents receiving allowances for minor children through the Tennessee unemployment insurance program will no longer receive those funds.

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Haslam names new labor commissioner
Phillips becomes the permanent commissioner at the department
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TBR recommends increasing tuition rates
The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations on Tuesday recommended increases in tuition and maintenance fees.
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Jobs4TN Online tops 100K users in first year
May 14 marked the first anniversary of Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in May 2012.
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TN REPORT: 'Ag-gag' bill reaches Haslam's desk
Rep. Mike Stewart, who voted against the so-called “ag-gag” bill, is still waiting for an Attorney General’s opinion on the constitutionality of the legislation.
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MTSU spring commencement set for Saturday
Dual ceremonies feature two honorary doctorates, 2,625 grads
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Workers’ comp overhaul signed into law
Workers’ comp overhaul signed into law
New regulations take effect in summer of 2014
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TN REPORT: Haslam signs off on voter ID law
Library cards and other types of county-or-city-issued photo ID cards are no longer enough to cast a ballot in Tennessee. Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a General Assembly measure outlawing their use at polling places.
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UT Gardens named as Tennessee’s botanical garden
UT Gardens named as Tennessee’s botanical garden
The UT Gardens are operated by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and can be found in West, Middle and East Tennessee.
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General Assembly calls it quits for year
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
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Governor signs public notice legislation
Governor signs public notice legislation
Legislation requires all public notices printed in newspapers to be published on the newspapers’ local website and a statewide aggregate website.
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Tenn. Finance and Administration commissioner announces retirement
Haslam expresses deep appreciation for Mark Emkes’ service to the State of Tennessee
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TNReport: Anti-Affirmative Action measure clears legislature
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he plans to put his signature on the “Tennessee Wage Protection Act.”
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Haslam scraps voucher plan
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Voucher bill could fund Muslim schools
Voucher bill could fund Muslim schools
Haslam proposal includes religious institutions
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Cannon County arts director to be honored
Donald Fann, executive director of the Arts Center of Cannon County, will receive Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts Tuesday, April 23, from Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam.
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TN Report: Lawmakers toe party lines on Medicaid expansion decision
Reaction from state lawmakers was mixed and decidedly partisan Wednesday
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Haslam says no to TennCare expansion
Governor opts out of Obamacare provision
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Governor honors Vietnam vets
Governor honors Vietnam vets
Gov. Bill Haslam formally recognized Vietnam veterans Monday with a proclamation event.
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Haslam: Labor commissioner stepping down
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis is resigning due to family reasons.
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MT Poll: Tennesseans still like Haslam
MT Poll: Tennesseans still like Haslam
Support softer for state legislature, though plurality approve
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Deadline looms for expanding Medicaid
Tennessee lawmakers are weighing the option of whether to expand the state's Medicaid program.
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Governor awards Incumbent Worker Training grants
Governor awards Incumbent Worker Training grants
The Incumbent Worker program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business's training objectives.
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MT Poll: Tennesseans split over vouchers
Haslam reforms received mixed reviews
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Haslam looks to increase state exports
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty have announced an international strategy focused on increasing the exports of Tennessee goods to key markets around the globe.
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February marks 90th year of state Health Department
The establishment of public health as a department 90 years ago is being lauded this month by Tennessee officials as a landmark event in state history.
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DCS head resigns amid scandal over child deaths
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kate O’Day has resigned from her post.
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Teachers' union responds to Haslam's voucher plan
In his State of the State address, Gov. Bill Haslam devoted a lot of time to public education but left the audience with a mixed message on his plans for schools, Tennessee Education Association officials said Tuesday.
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Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Governor calls for expanding public safety
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New Haslam adviser focuses on higher education
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Randy Boyd will join his administration as an adviser to help address issues on higher education in Tennessee.
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Democratic leader calls for DCS hearings
Democratic leader calls for DCS hearings
State Rep. Mike Turner is requesting that an investigation be opened into the Tennessee Department of Children's Services in connection with abuse allegations.
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Ketron pleased with Haslam's health care exchange decision
Ketron pleased with Haslam's health care exchange decision
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the state will not operate a state-based health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.
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'Date which will live in infamy'
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
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Haslam to keynote Chamber Power Lunch
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Lunch featuring Tennessee’s 49th governor, Bill Haslam.
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Dishing it to the governor
Dishing it to the governor
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
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Haslam still unsure about insurance exchange
Haslam still unsure about insurance exchange
Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday no decision has been made regarding whether Tennessee will participate in a federally run insurance exchange under Obamacare.
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MTSU Poll: Haslam enjoys high, bipartisan support
MTSU Poll: Haslam enjoys high, bipartisan support
Majorities of Republicans, independents and even Democrats approve
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Haslam appoints Siskin to Circuit Court
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed Keith Siskin to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties.
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District attorneys join fight against synthetic drugs
District attorneys join fight against synthetic drugs
District Attorney Bill Whitesell was among several Tennessee prosecutors who debuted Deceptive Danger, a new statewide campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse at an annual law enforcement training conference, held Wednesday.
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Rutherford County officials to look at need for fire codes

Citing the lack of regulations in Rutherford County, members of the Public Safety Committee have decided to begin studying the need for adopting portions of the International Fire Code.

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Wild Flours new addition to downtown
Goodwill to hold job fair
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Haslam makes appointments to state boards, commissions
Governor appoints 109 Tennesseans, including five from RuCo, to 48 boards and commissions
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Haslam appoints new members to higher education boards
Members include Murfreesboro's Evan Caope and represent fields of business and law, includes students and professors
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Six Rutherford County schools receive top honors
Six Rutherford County schools receive top honors
Six Rutherford County schools have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education.
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Student test scores show slight increase
Tennessee public high school graduates improved their performance on the ACT test in 2012, earning an average score of 19.2 out of 36, up from 19 the year before,
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Haslam appoints special Supreme Court
Unique panel made up of highly qualified and diverse appointees
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Haslam executive order suspends hay transportation rules
Regulations eased to help farmers handle drought
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Ash named 'senior judge,' steps down in fall
Circuit Court Judge Don R. Ash of Murfreesboro will step down from the 16th Judicial District position he has held for 18 years to take senior judge status effective Sept. 1, according to a press release.
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Hundreds of new state laws take affect
Hundreds of new state laws take affect
Slew of Tennessee statutes added to books
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Students show improvement on TCAP test
Statewide assessments show achievement gains for second year in a row
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Regulations blamed for stagnant economy
Regulations blamed for stagnant economy
Congressional hearing targets federal agencies
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Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Lawmakers discuss impact of federal regulations on business
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Top of class THP cadet to patrol RuCo
Trooper Ryan Quinn was named the top cadet and presented the Calvin Jenks Memorial Award and was assigned to Rutherford County.
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Carr's SAVE Act signed into law
Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill, which is intended to prevent illegal immigrants from seeking to claim public benefits in Tennessee.
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Haslam signs bills restructuring boards, worker's comp
Haslam signs bills restructuring boards, worker's comp
Tennessee's governor sign two pieces of legislation, both touted to save the state some cash.
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Tennessee rejects No Child Left Behind standards
Tennessee rejects No Child Left Behind standards
Also announces more than $37 million in grants to turn around low-performing schools
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MTSU’s dream building finally comes true
MTSU’s dream building finally comes true
18 years in the making
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Legislators include Rutherford County projects in budget
Legislators include Rutherford County projects in budget
University to break ground on Science Building
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Senate revises cyberbullying law
The Senate has approved legislation that revises a law passed last year regarding cyberbullying through the use of electronic devices.
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Haslam signs Team Act into law
Haslam signs Team Act into law
Legislation changes how state government will recruit, retain and reward employees
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Haslam announces statewide anti-meth campaign
Haslam announces statewide anti-meth campaign
Gov. Bill Haslam rolled out a comprehensive statewide campaign designed to inform Tennesseans about the consequences of violating the “I Hate Meth Act."
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Haslam to keynote The Hermitage birthday celebration
Haslam to keynote The Hermitage birthday celebration
Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to serve as keynote speaker Thursday, March 15, during the 245th birthday celebration of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage.
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Childhood obesity: Tennessee's new health priority
Childhood obesity: Tennessee's new health priority
More Tennessee children are battling obesity these days, with nearly 30 percent of K-12 schoolchildren in the state considered either "overweight" or "obese."
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Capitol Connection touts MTSU funding
Capitol Connection touts MTSU funding
Rutherford County’s state legislative delegation informed citizens of their efforts in the Tennessee General Assembly and fielded questions from area residents on a wide range of topics during the Chamber of Commerce’s Capitol Connection event Friday morning at the Chamber’s headquarters on Medical Center Parkway.
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Tennessee Democratic leaders call for sales tax reform
NASHVILLE - After 21 months of increased state revenues, Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing a bill that would lower the sales tax on food purchases in Tennessee, and also broaden the state's inheritance tax exemption.
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Teachers voice concerns to state lawmakers
Teachers voice concerns to state lawmakers
Harshly criticize changes to how teachers are evaluated, paid
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Haslam budget funds MTSU Science Building
Haslam budget funds MTSU Science Building
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the proposed $31 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes funding for construction of the new MTSU Science Building.
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Tennessee tackles drug abuse with new approach
Tennessee tackles drug abuse with new approach
Initiatives designed to reduce overall crime rate
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Local test scores improve
Local test scores improve
Rutherford County Schools rounded out 2011 with impressive test scores and a strong graduation rate, making it one of the best school systems in the state.
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Haslam backs Romney for GOP presidential ticket
Haslam backs Romney for GOP presidential ticket
Gov. Bill Haslam threw his support behind Republican presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney today.
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Teacher evaluation system to be evaluated
Teacher evaluation system to be evaluated
Gov. Bill Haslam has commissioned an outside review of Tennessee's new teacher evaluation system.
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A Christmas present for Murfreesboro
City leaders close deal with Amazon
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Amazon officially coming to Murfreesboro
Amazon officially coming to Murfreesboro
Gov. Bill Haslam announced today Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
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Tennessee State Museum to display Emancipation Proclamation
Tennessee State Museum to display Emancipation Proclamation
Nashville will be only stop in Southeast during 2013 tour of revered document
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Rutherford County gets schooled on new voter ID law
A voter registration card will no longer cut it when voting in Rutherford County as changes to state voting laws now require photo identification.
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MTSU Poll shows Tennessee solidly red
MTSU Poll shows Tennessee solidly red
Tennesseans may think Barack Obama is the worst U.S. President ever, the newly released MT Poll suggests.
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Haslam joins Obama in seeking change to No Child Left Behind
Tennessee had formally requested a waiver in July.
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Haslam offers rewards in three unsolved cases
Calls on anyone with information to contact authorities immediately, one case includes missing Shelbyville teacher
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Rutherford Countian appointed to judicial nominating committee
Bert McCarter will be first ever member of the commission hailing from Rutherford County.
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Haslam signs E-Verify into law
Rutherford County’s legislative delegation was pleased Wednesday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed one part of a comprehensive immigration reform plan into law.
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Haslam signs HOPE scholarship expansion at MTSU
Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill at Middle Tennessee State University expanding the Hope Scholarship to include summer sessions Wednesday.
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Haslam signs sheriff's bill into law
Law enforcement officers in Tennessee will receive annual supplemental pay for training under its own designated account in a bill proposed by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert F. Arnold.
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Tort reform passes committee
Haslam's tort reform bill has passed the key Senate Judiciary Committee and will now go on to the House and the floor of the Senate.
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Haslam signs tenure-reform legislation
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Taxpayers have extra days in 2011
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Tennessee celebrates one year of 'Race to the Top'
Tennessee commemorated the first anniversary of Tennessee’s Race to the Top win at an education roundtable discussion Tuesday.
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Is tort reform in TN a solution without problem?
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Haslam statement on teacher tenure legislation
Bill Haslam released the following statement after the Tennessee House of Representatives passed tenure reform bill
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Tenure legislation passes state senate
The Senate approved Gov. Bill Haslam’s tenure reform legislation Thursday.
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Haslam refuses to weigh in on collective baragining, teachers protest
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New governor sworn in Saturday
Bill Haslam officially becomes Tennessee's governor.
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State may see 'catastrophic' funding cuts in 2011
State-funded services are already stretched thin, so a $1.5 billion budget shortfall will force incoming Tennessee Governor to make some very difficult choices.
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