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Gov. Haslam Ending 3 Week Hiatus on Public Events

Gov. Bill Haslam’s hiatus is over. After making just one public appearance in three weeks, the Republican governor has eight public events scheduled this week. Other than his role in the state Republican Party’s annual fundraiser in Nashville on May … Continue reading

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Gov. Haslam Signs Measure for Lifetime Handgun-Carry Permit

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that allows Tennesseans to get a lifetime handgun-carry permit. During the recent legislative session, the House passed the measure 90-3, and the Senate approved it 30-2. Haslam signed it this week. Before the new … Continue reading

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Haslam Not Invited to Speak at NRA Convention

Governor Bill Haslam not invited to address the National Rifle Association meeting set to open this Friday in Nashville. NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker says the group was unable to accommodate a role for Haslam, although several potential Republican Presidential hopefuls … Continue reading

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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’s Insure Tennessee Fails

Tullahoma Republican State Senator Janice Bowling joins six other GOP lawmakers to kill Governor Bill Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” health plan. Bowling defied fellow Republican Haslam to defeat the effort in a Senate Committee yesterday. The 7 to 4 vote ends … Continue reading

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Haslam Continues to Push “Insure Tennessee”

Urging State lawmakers to set aside “easy political arguments” Republican Governor Bill Haslam last night pushed his “Insure Tennessee” plan before a skeptical General Assembly. Haslam continued to insist his plan cannot be linked with so called “Obamacare”, the Federal … Continue reading

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Haslam’s Plan can be Dropped if Unsuccessful

State and Federal officials tell skeptical Tennessee Lawmakers Governor Bill Haslam’s plan to expand TennCare can be dropped if unsuccessful without any penalties from Washington. State Attorney General Herb Slatery says Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” plan could be withdrawn at any … Continue reading

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