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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Governor gives State of the State address
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.
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
Governor cites grant in pushing for education goals
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Gov. Bill Haslam next week at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.
Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.
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.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.
Governor announces commitment to raise salaries
Chinese vice minister visits Murfreesboro
Gov. Bill Haslam brushed aside an announcement this week that formal ethics complaints had been filed against him.
Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s about time for the state to hop on the treadmill, eat better and make healthier choices.
The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet launched two major initiatives Monday in an effort to improve Tennessee children's education.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand Tuesday morning to mark the creation of a new government-supported online degree provider in the state.
Gov. Bill Haslam recently appointed Richard Montgomery as chairman of the Board of Parole.
Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Murfreesboro resident Carroll Van West as state historian.
Gov. Bill Haslam expressed his continued confidence in Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Monday.
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.
Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.
Beginning next month, eligible residents receiving allowances for minor children through the Tennessee unemployment insurance program will no longer receive those funds.
Phillips becomes the permanent commissioner at the department
The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations on Tuesday recommended increases in tuition and maintenance fees.
May 14 marked the first anniversary of Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in May 2012.
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.
Dual ceremonies feature two honorary doctorates, 2,625 grads
New regulations take effect in summer of 2014
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.
The UT Gardens are operated by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and can be found in West, Middle and East Tennessee.
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
Legislation requires all public notices printed in newspapers to be published on the newspapers’ local website and a statewide aggregate website.
Haslam expresses deep appreciation for Mark Emkes’ service to the State of Tennessee
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he plans to put his signature on the “Tennessee Wage Protection Act.”
Haslam proposal includes religious institutions
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.
Reaction from state lawmakers was mixed and decidedly partisan Wednesday
Governor opts out of Obamacare provision
Gov. Bill Haslam formally recognized Vietnam veterans Monday with a proclamation event.
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis is resigning due to family reasons.
Support softer for state legislature, though plurality approve
Tennessee lawmakers are weighing the option of whether to expand the state's Medicaid program.
The Incumbent Worker program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business's training objectives.
Haslam reforms received mixed reviews
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.
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.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kate O’Day has resigned from her post.
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.
Governor calls for expanding public safety
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Randy Boyd will join his administration as an adviser to help address issues on higher education in Tennessee.
State Rep. Mike Turner is requesting that an investigation be opened into the Tennessee Department of Children's Services in connection with abuse allegations.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the state will not operate a state-based health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host a Power Lunch featuring Tennessee’s 49th governor, Bill Haslam.
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday no decision has been made regarding whether Tennessee will participate in a federally run insurance exchange under Obamacare.
Majorities of Republicans, independents and even Democrats approve
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed Keith Siskin to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties.
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.
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.
Goodwill to hold job fair
Governor appoints 109 Tennesseans, including five from RuCo, to 48 boards and commissions
Members include Murfreesboro's Evan Caope and represent fields of business and law, includes students and professors
Six Rutherford County schools have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education.
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,
Unique panel made up of highly qualified and diverse appointees
Regulations eased to help farmers handle drought
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.
Slew of Tennessee statutes added to books
Statewide assessments show achievement gains for second year in a row
Congressional hearing targets federal agencies
Lawmakers discuss impact of federal regulations on business
Trooper Ryan Quinn was named the top cadet and presented the Calvin Jenks Memorial Award and was assigned to Rutherford County.
Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill, which is intended to prevent illegal immigrants from seeking to claim public benefits in Tennessee.
Tennessee's governor sign two pieces of legislation, both touted to save the state some cash.
Also announces more than $37 million in grants to turn around low-performing schools
University to break ground on Science Building
The Senate has approved legislation that revises a law passed last year regarding cyberbullying through the use of electronic devices.
Legislation changes how state government will recruit, retain and reward employees
Gov. Bill Haslam rolled out a comprehensive statewide campaign designed to inform Tennesseans about the consequences of violating the “I Hate Meth Act."
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.
More Tennessee children are battling obesity these days, with nearly 30 percent of K-12 schoolchildren in the state considered either "overweight" or "obese."
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.
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.
Harshly criticize changes to how teachers are evaluated, paid
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.
Initiatives designed to reduce overall crime rate
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.
Gov. Bill Haslam threw his support behind Republican presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney today.
Gov. Bill Haslam has commissioned an outside review of Tennessee's new teacher evaluation system.
City leaders close deal with Amazon
Gov. Bill Haslam announced today Amazon’s plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Tennessee.
Nashville will be only stop in Southeast during 2013 tour of revered document
A voter registration card will no longer cut it when voting in Rutherford County as changes to state voting laws now require photo identification.
Tennesseans may think Barack Obama is the worst U.S. President ever, the newly released MT Poll suggests.
Tennessee had formally requested a waiver in July.
Calls on anyone with information to contact authorities immediately, one case includes missing Shelbyville teacher
Bert McCarter will be first ever member of the commission hailing from Rutherford County.
Rutherford County’s legislative delegation was pleased Wednesday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed one part of a comprehensive immigration reform plan into law.
Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill at Middle Tennessee State University expanding the Hope Scholarship to include summer sessions Wednesday.
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.
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.
Tennessee commemorated the first anniversary of Tennessee’s Race to the Top win at an education roundtable discussion Tuesday.
Bill Haslam released the following statement after the Tennessee House of Representatives passed tenure reform bill
The Senate approved Gov. Bill Haslam’s tenure reform legislation Thursday.
Bill Haslam officially becomes Tennessee's governor.
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.