6 days ago
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Haslam signs rural broadband bill in West Tennessee

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill seeking to make it easier for rural areas to get access to the internet.
1 week ago
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Bill banning abortions after 20 weeks becomes Tennessee law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation into law to ban abortions in Tennessee after 20 weeks if a doctor determines the fetus is viable through required tests. The legislation that subjects doctors to felony penalties doesn’t apply if the mother faces risks of death or serious damage to a major […]
2 weeks ago
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Tennessee Senate passes free-tuition bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill that allows older adults without a college degree or certificate to attend community college free of charge.
4 weeks ago
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Tennessee governor signs roads bill; takes effect July 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has signed his wide-ranging proposal that increases Tennessee’s gas tax to fund roadwork and cuts other taxes. On Wednesday, the Republican governor signed the bill that includes Tennessee’s first gas tax increase since 1989. The changes take effect July 1. Both chambers passed the bill last week. In […]
4 weeks ago
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Republican Bill Lee joining Tennessee governor’s race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Franklin businessman Bill Lee says he's jumping into the Tennessee governor's race.
1 month ago
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The Latest: Haslam road funding bill passes Tennessee House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Latest on Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal (all times local): 3 p.m. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal that would also include Tennessee’s first gas tax hike since 1989 has passed the Tennessee House. The chamber approved the bill on a 60-37 vote on Wednesday after a marathon […]
2 months ago
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Haslam uncertain of Tennessee impact of GOP health plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says he's uncertain about how a Republican plan to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law would affect Tennessee.
Governor names new boards and commissions.
2 months ago
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Southern Republican governor leading free college movement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Republican governor from a deep red Southern state has emerged as an unlikely leader of the free tuition movement, winning converts across party lines by emphasizing the need for a better-trained workforce.
3 months ago
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Haslam introduces bill to ban open booze in vehicles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has introduced legislation seeking to ban any open alcohol bottles or cans in vehicles traveling on Tennessee roads.
4 months ago
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Tennessee sued for move to charge tax for online sales

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee has been sued for moving to require all major online vendors to collect sales taxes on purchases made in the state.