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Haslam “Embarrassed” by Fellow Republicans

  Governor Bill Haslam says he’s “embarrassed” that fellow Republicans in the General Assembly rebuffed his plan to expand the state’s TennCare program to include many now without health insurance coverage. Haslam wrangled with federal officials for nearly two years … Continue reading

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Haslam Wins Second Term

Governor Bill Haslam’s first four years in office include a struggle to exert authority over fellow Republicans in the Legislature on issues ranging from Common Core education standards to Medicaid expansion. But looking back on his first term after his … Continue reading

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Ramsey says efforts to Derail Common Core could be Costly

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says efforts by fellow Republicans to put off Tennessee’s Common Core standards face problems because of money: a two-year delay is estimated to cost $10 million, atop a looming budget shortfall that could hit $275 million. … Continue reading

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Haslam’s Agenda Having Hard Time in General Assembly

Gov. Bill Haslam’s agenda is falling on hard times with fellow Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly. A House vote last week to delay school curriculum and assessment standards was the latest defiance of the governor’s wishes. The GOP supermajority … Continue reading

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