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Bill Haslam

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...

Guns Allegedly Found At National Guard Armory Shooting Suspect's Home

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police found a store of firearms Thursday at the home of a 15-year-old boy charged with shooting a longtime member of the N...

Laura Bassett

State Enacts Law To Incarcerate Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP Leaders Meet Amid Major Discord

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and two top Tennessee Republicans are meeting at an upscale Nashville hotel Wednesday to discus...

Governor Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Order

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's governor is asking a federal judge to put her ruling requiring the state to recognize the marriages of three sam...

Dave Jamieson

After Huge Loss, Unions Score Payback On Tennessee Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Ex-Bush Official Nabs New Role

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is one of five new members on a panel that nominates candi...

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.

Southern Republicans Face Dreadful Prospect

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republic...

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?

GOP Governor Struggles To Meet Recusal Pledge

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has struggled almost from the start of his administration to fulfill a campaign pledge to avoid ha...

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.

Jeffrey Young

Tennessee Medicaid Expansion On Hold, Governor Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) outlined a plan for Medicaid expansion and reform today, but will not advance a plan in his budget without federal appr...

Tea Party Lawmaker Pushes College Religious Discrimination Law

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

A proposed law in Tennessee would allow student organizations at public colleges to forbid people from joining based solely on their religious beliefs...

Scott Walker Addresses Immigration

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Friday that the federal government must address those looking to legally immigrate the United State...

Republican Seeks Return To 19th Century

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Tennessee is seeking a partial repeal of the direct election of U.S. senators in the state, but not before a fellow Repu...

Jeffrey Young

Idaho's GOP Governor Makes Key Obamacare Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Idaho will be the fifth Republican-led state to participate in a key element of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Ott...

Jeffrey Young

Tennessee's GOP Governor Is Latest To Reject Obamacare Health Insurance Exchange

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

Tennessee won't help the federal government establish a vital component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. Bill Haslam (R) said ...

Residents In More Than 40 States File Secession Petitions, GOP Govs Say No

Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

A handful of Republican governors are taking a stand after residents in more than 40 states filed secession petitions with the White House website's "...

Jeffrey Young

Another Republican-Led State Rebuffs Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ohio won't go along with a key component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law and plans to let federal authorities run the...

GOP Governor Takes Stand On Secession Petition

Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) says that he doesn't believe secession is "a valid option for Tennessee." The Tennessean reports that the Republican...

Education PACs Backing Charters, Vouchers, Show Muscle In Tennessee Races

Commercial Appeal | Jane Roberts | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

Two groups promoting charter schools and vouchers poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into state and local political races this year and wrote som...