Tag Archives: Bill Haslam

Governor to Review Pre-K Effectiveness Data

Gov. Bill Haslam says he plans to review data from a recent study on the effectiveness of Tennessee’s pre-kindergarten program. The study released Monday shows positive effects of the program are significant at first, but fade out in early elementary … Continue reading

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Governor Describes Tennessee Work Force as “Low-Cost”

(The Tennessean)While Republican Gov. Bill Haslam often states his goal of bringing “high-quality jobs” to Tennessee, a document produced by his administration suggests he may be less interested in making them high-paying positions. The Commercial Appeal newspaper reports that the … Continue reading

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Haslam Hopes Changes to Promise will Encourage Participation

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam hopes recent changes to the Tennessee Promise program will encourage more students and mentors to apply to the scholarship initiative. Haslam told The Tennessean last week that emphasizing the mentor-student relationship more will improve the scholarship … Continue reading

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Senator Corker Urges Long Term Transportation Solutions for Tennessee

Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he hopes his home state of Tennessee won’t emulate the Washington approach to spending on transportation projects without finding ways to pay for them. Corker on Wednesday praised Gov. Bill Haslam, a close friend … Continue reading

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Former Dem Congressman, GOP Operative Decry Dark Money

  A former Democratic congressman and a prominent Republican political operative are calling for an end to untraceable spending for and against candidates in Tennessee and around the country. Former Rep. John Tanner told reporters on Tuesday that the lack … Continue reading

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Haslam Promotes Tennessee Promise, talks to Students

Gov. Bill Haslam says his Tennessee Promise Program offering free community college tuition for most of high school graduates could go a long way in addressing income equality issues. The Republican Chief Executive tells The Tennessean studies prove folks with … Continue reading

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Haslam to Help Kickoff 2-year College Free-Tuition Program

  Gov. Bill Haslam is visiting several community colleges this week to help kickoff his Tennessee Promise program. The scholarship provides high school graduates with two years of tuition-free attendance at a state community or technical college, which begin classes … Continue reading

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Former Top Haslam Adviser Lands $120K State Museum Contract

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s former chief of staff, Mark Cate, will earn $120,000 per year as a “project coordinator” developing the new Tennessee State Museum to be built near the state Capitol. The Knoxville News Sentinel obtained details of the … Continue reading

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Tennessee Promise Students set to Start School

As many as 18,000 Tennessee Promise students could use the scholarship to begin classes this week at a state community or technical college. Gov. Bill Haslam is expected to visit some campuses on Monday and Tuesday to help kickoff the … Continue reading

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Haslam Advocates for Gas Tax Increase

Gov. Bill Haslam says no magic bullet exists to solve Tennessee’s underfunded transportation system and he expects to propose some increase in user taxes or fees during his 2nd term in office. The Republican Chief Executive says increased fuel economy … Continue reading

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