3 days 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.
7 days 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 […]
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
3 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.
Gov. Haslam announces expansion of Chattanooga Seating Systems
3 months ago
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Senate pours cold water on House alternative to gas tax plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal by House Republicans to raise Tennessee transportation revenues through sales tax collections is receiving a chilly reception from Senate leadership.
3 months ago
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Haslam to detractors of gas tax hike: ‘Show me the math’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has a challenge for lawmakers seeking alternatives to his proposal to hike the state's fuel taxes to help tackle $10 billion backlog in in bridge and road programs.
3 months ago
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Haslam cites trucking industry support for fuel tax hike

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is citing the willingness of the trucking industry to pay more at the pump as an example of why Tennessee needs to increase the state's gas and diesel taxes.
20 lawmakers question Haslam’s privatization plan for UT
3 months ago
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20 lawmakers question Haslam’s privatization plan for UT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A group of 20 state lawmakers has sent a letter to University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro questioning Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to privatize maintenance work on the campuses of the public college system.