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Applications being accepted for Adults to Enroll Tuition-Free for Community or Technical College
Applications being accepted for Adults to Enroll Tuition-Free for Community or Technical College

In a news release Thursday, the governor's office says Tennessee Reconnect applications can be completed online.

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Governor Appoints Tidwell Circuit Court Judge
Governor Appoints Tidwell Circuit Court Judge

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Barry Ross Tidwell of Murfreesboro as Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial District, which includes Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Blackman Will Run, Haslam Will Not for U.S. Senate
Blackman Will Run, Haslam Will Not for U.S. Senate

Congressman Marsha Blackburn has announced she will run for the U.S. Senate seat being given up by Senator Bob Corker.

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Tennessee Teams Deploy to Texas; Rutherford Agencies Represent
Tennessee Teams Deploy to Texas; Rutherford Agencies Represent

Search and rescue teams from Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and La Vergne Fire Department are among the many headed to flood ravaged Texas to conduct life-saving operations.

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Gov. Bill Haslam wants New Toyota and Mazda Plant built in Tennessee
Gov. Bill Haslam wants New Toyota and Mazda Plant built in Tennessee

Gov. Bill Haslam says he is making the case for Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. to build a new assembly plant in Tennessee.

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VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks
VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks

Governor Bill Haslam joined state and local officials at the Patterson Park Community Center to make a special Transportation Alternative Grant announcement.

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Governor Reacts to Healthcare Talk in Washington
Governor Reacts to Healthcare Talk in Washington

Governor Bill Haslam took time from his grant announcement in Murfreesboro to talk about healthcare.

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Governor Haslam to visit Murfreesboro Friday
Governor Haslam to visit Murfreesboro Friday

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will visit Murfreesboro on Friday and will speak at the Capitol Connection Breakfast (8:00 AM) presented by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce at the Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel and Conference Center.

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TN Governor Suggests too much history stripped in proposed Social Studies standards in Public Schools
TN Governor Suggests too much history stripped in proposed Social Studies standards in Public Schools

Gov. Bill Haslam says he's concerned that too much Tennessee history could be stripped from teaching requirements in the state's public schools under an update to social studies standards.

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TN Governor has proclaimed October 3-9, 2016 Child Health Week
TN Governor has proclaimed October 3-9, 2016 Child Health Week

The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans to put the health and well-being of children first during Child Health Week and every day of the year.

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Democratic Part Questions Governor Haslam Fundraiser Event
Democratic Part Questions Governor Haslam Fundraiser Event

The Democratic Party in Tennessee is questioning Governor Bill Haslam's actions of holding a private political fundraiser for a Republican candidate at the Executive Residence on Monday.

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Advance Auto Parts Distribution Center Coming to La Vergne
Advance Auto Parts Distribution Center Coming to La Vergne

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Advance Auto Parts, Inc. announced Wednesday plans to locate a new Advance Auto Parts distribution center in La Vergne to support the company's continued growth.

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New Program Would Help Those With Intellectual Disabilities
New Program Would Help Those With Intellectual Disabilities

State officials told the governor that the job service would be part of a unique program where "employment and independent living is the first and preferred option" in assisting Tennesseans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Over 50,000 First-Time Tennessee Freshmen Enrolled In Higher Education
Over 50,000 First-Time Tennessee Freshmen Enrolled In Higher Education

The executive director of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's free-tuition program says it has contributed to the spike in students pursuing a higher education.

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Haslam Proclaims This Earth Science Week in Tennessee
Haslam Proclaims This Earth Science Week in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 11 through Oct.17 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, which will promote the important role that geology and other earth sciences play in Tennessee's safety, health, welfare and economy, and increase awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems.

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Gov. Bill Haslam is off to college
Gov. Bill Haslam is off to college

Gov. Bill Haslam is visiting several community colleges this week to help kickoff his Tennessee Promise program.

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Haslam Looking At ways To Fund Transportation Projects
Haslam Looking At ways To Fund Transportation Projects

Gov. Bill Haslam says he has seen wide agreement on a statewide tour about transportation that Tennessee needs more money for road and transit projects.

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Brand new commissioner of the TN Department of Children's Services
Brand new commissioner of the TN Department of Children's Services

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Bonne Hommrich as commissioner of the state Department of Children's Services.

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Governor Haslam signs Individualized Education Act
Governor Haslam signs Individualized Education Act

Monday, Governor Bill Haslam signed the Individualized Education Act that will benefit thousands of children with special needs.

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Special guests will address 2,500+ grads at May 9 MTSU commencement ceremonies
Special guests will address 2,500+ grads at May 9 MTSU commencement ceremonies

A special pair of guests will be on hand Saturday, May 9, to celebrate with an estimated 2,520 students receiving their degrees in two spring 2015 commencement ceremonies inside MTSU's Murphy Center.

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 Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year
Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

"I have said it before and I will say it again: it matters who governs. The Tennessee way of governance stands in stark contrast to the runaway spending spree in Washington," said Lt. Governor Ramsey.

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Governor Haslam releases new budget numbers for the state
Governor Haslam releases new budget numbers for the state

The supplemental appropriations amendment to SB1399/HB1374 reflects $30 million more in recurring funding, which tracks closely to the governor's original budget proposal presented to the General Assembly on February 9.

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Covering the uninsured and low income in Tennessee
Covering the uninsured and low income in Tennessee

Projections for enrollment in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to cover low-income Tennesseans have been revised upward to 280,000 people in the first year.

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TN Gov. Bill Haslam riche$t elected official in the USA
TN Gov. Bill Haslam riche$t elected official in the USA

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is now the richest elected official in America, according to Forbes.

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Governor Haslam says he is Behind the Teachers
Governor Haslam says he is Behind the Teachers

Gov. Bill Haslam has unveiled several proposals intended to support Tennessee teachers.

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Higher Education Aims for More Money
Higher Education Aims for More Money

Tennessee higher education officials say they'll be forced to continue raising tuition if the state doesn't provide adequate funding to help with costs at their institutions.

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State Representative Joe Carr signs letter asking TN Education Commissioner to RESIGN
State Representative Joe Carr signs letter asking TN Education Commissioner to RESIGN

State Representative Joe Carr, along with thirteen of his colleagues in the Tennessee General Assembly, released a signed letter and issued a statement calling on Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to resign...

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Gov. Bill Haslam's Anti Meth Bill inching towards passing
Gov. Bill Haslam's Anti Meth Bill inching towards passing

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 1,685 meth labs were seized in Tennessee last year.

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A New MTSU Poll Shows that Gov. Bill Haslam's Job Approval Rating has been on the Decline

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s job approval has dropped 14 points to 47 percent, with support from Democrats and independents sharply down for the Republican governor since last spring, according to the latest MTSU Poll.

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Governor Haslam in Murfreesboro for Public Luncheon
Governor Haslam in Murfreesboro for Public Luncheon
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will host Tennessee’s 49th governor, Bill Haslam, at Lunch with the Governor, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel & Conference Center.
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TN Gov. Bill Haslam Announces Formation of Task Force to Help U-S Veterans Earn Degrees and More
TN Gov. Bill Haslam Announces Formation of Task Force to Help U-S Veterans Earn Degrees and More
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the formation of a task force to evaluate how to best serve Tennessee’s veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.
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Ag-Gag Bill Vetoed
Ag-Gag Bill Vetoed
Governor Haslam has vetoes the so-called "Ag Gag" bill. He says he's spent a great deal of time considering the legislation and getting input from both sides. But after consideration, the governor says he's vetoing the legislation.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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TN Governor Wants College Graduation Rates at 55% Instead of 32%
TN Governor Wants College Graduation Rates at 55% Instead of 32%
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he wants to set Tennessee on a path toward boosting college graduation rates from 32% to 55% by 2025. Haslam said in a release this week that he has appointed Randy Boyd, chairman of wireless pet fence maker Radio Systems Corp., to help further that goal as his top higher education adviser. 
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