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Bill Haslam

New Law Restricts University Of Tennessee's Ability To Support Sex Week

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics

The University of Tennessee's flagship campus in Knoxville is now prohibited by state law from supporting a student-organized event called "Sex Week,"...

Counselors In Tennessee Can Legally Refuse LGBT Patients

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

Tennessee just made it legal for mental health professionals to turn away patients if they violate the therapist's "sincerely held principles." Despi...

Tennessee Governor Vetoes Bible Bill

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) vetoed a bill that would have made the Bible his state's official book. On April 5, the state Senate voted 19-8 to appr...

Tennessee Governor Skeptical Of Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) expressed concern Wednesday about an anti-transgender bathroom bill before the legislature, giving his strongest indica...

The Bible Could Become Tennessee's Official State Book

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

Tennessee lawmakers voted Monday to make the Bible the official state book. The AP reports the Tennessee state Senate voted 19-8 to approve the bill, ...

Donald Trump Wins Tennessee Republican Primary

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump easily won the Tennessee GOP primary on Tuesday, despite the public opposition of high-profile elected Republicans in the state. The busi...

You Can Now Bring Guns To Parks In Tennessee

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

A Tennessee law allowing guns in parks is now on the books. Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill Friday that allows gun owners with permits to bring...

Sam Levine

Tennessee Wants To Make It Easier To Carry Guns In Parks Days Before NRA Convention | Sam Levine | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow individuals to carry a weapon in public parks. The sponsor said the measure would allow pe...

Tennessee Supports Ideology Over People

Madison Lawson | Posted 04.19.2015 | College
Madison Lawson

With no other alternative in place or even proposed, nearly 300,000 Tennesseans remain without health insurance.

Politics Versus Economics and the Enduring Mystery of Medicaid Expansion

James Moore | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
James Moore

Humans might not be the only casualties of the political standoff over provisions of the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid. Rural hospitals may begin to disappear because of lost revenues.

Conservative GOP Governors Are Accepting Obamacare

John A. Tures | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Many GOP governors who loudly condemned Obamacare are secretly signing up for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion. They aren't just Republicans in Democrat states. A growing number are from Southern conservative states, like Alabama and Tennessee.

Another GOP Gov. Gives In To Obamacare Reality

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

By Timothy Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec 15 (Reuters) - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will call a special session of the state Legisl...

Charles Brown Defeated By Bill Haslam In 2014 Tennessee Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democrat Charles Brown was defeated by incumbent Bill Haslam (R) in the 2014 race for Tennessee governor on Tuesday. Brown is a retired engineer wi...

Bill Haslam Re-Elected As Tennessee Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Bill Haslam was re-elected as Tennessee's governor on Tuesday. Haslam defeated Democrat Charles Brown, a retired engineer. Below, mo...

Tennesee Governor Election Results: Bill Haslam Defeats Charles Brown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) was re-elected on Tuesday. Haslam defeated Democrat Charles Brown. Below, more live updates on the 2014 midterm e...

Sticker Shock

David Shayne | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
David Shayne

Perhaps when the next election rolls around Secretary Hargett will hand out temporary tattoos, the kind little kids like. That way, even voters' children could become his own walking billboards. Given what I've seen this year, I wouldn't be surprised.

Dem Gubernatorial Nominee Wants To Send Governor To Electric Chair

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Charlie Brown, a retired engineer with no political experience but interesting views, was chosen Thursday as the Democratic nominee for governor of Te...

Laura Bassett

State Enacts Law To Incarcerate Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill into law on Tuesday that is the first law in the country to authorize the arrest and incarceration of...

Dave Jamieson

Messy Union Battle Comes To An End | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business

The United Auto Workers union announced Monday that it withdrew its challenge to the closely watched Volkswagen union election that took place in Tenn...

Dave Jamieson

After Huge Loss, Unions Score Payback On Tennessee Governor | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Bill Haslam (R) and other Tennessee Republicans scored a major victory earlier this month when the United Auto Workers lost their c...

Tennessee Governor Proposes Free Community College Throughout The State

Tennessean | Posted 02.04.2014 | College

Gov. Bill Haslam, in his final State of the State address before seeking re-election this fall, unveiled a plan Monday night to waive tuition for stud...

Challenges for Sebelius and Obamacare

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

What is so ironic is that the very congressmen and women who were berating Sebelius due to ACA's website failure have been trying to repeal, replace and de-fund the ACA.

University of Tennessee "Frackademia" Program Put to Rest, For Now

Steve Horn | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

It remains to be seen whether fracking on UT-Knoxville's land will morph into a centerpiece of the university's funding drives going forward. For now, the Cumberland Forest lives another day unfracked.

WATCH: 'Ag Gag' Laws Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Bill Moyers

Ag gag laws are intended to silence whistleblowers and investigators from trying to inform the public about bad practices at factory farms. Now who would want to make it a crime to reveal such abuses?

Frackademia: University of Tennessee Set to Lease Forest for Fracking, Enriching Governor's Family

Steve Horn | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

"Frackademia" is usually thought of as "studies" conducted by university-based "frackademic" researchers and funded by Big Oil. But UT-Knoxville has taken the game to a whole new level, leasing off land it owns so that it can study "best practices" for fracking in the Volunteer State.