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2 hrs ago | Nashville Scene

Mailbag: Dobie is Wrong, Again and Again

We got a number of letters from readers about Bruce Dobie's column last week on education in Nashville.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Education Etc., US Governors, Standardized Testing, Education

6 hrs ago | Common Dreams

This Bill Isn't Just Anti-Mother - It's Anti-Poor, Anti-Family, Anti-Doctor

Bill Haslam has 10 days to sign or veto a bill that would make his the first US state to hold women criminally accountable for illegal drug use during pregnancy.


Related Topix: US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

11 hrs ago |

Roy Exum: UAW Voices In Detroit

Today we are going to eavesdrop on somewhat of an open conversation that was held far to the north after the United Auto Workers surprisingly dropped a legal challenge with the National Labor Relations Board in Chattanooga the first thing on Monday morning.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, US Governors

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Business Insurance

Tenn. passes bill requiring some local governments to make full pension contributions

The Tennessee Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk that will require some local governments in the state to increase the contributions to their pension funds.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Tennessee Government, Tennessee, US Governors, Retirement

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Tennessee governor assembling team of experts as he faces first executions of his tenure

Facing up to nine executions in the next two years, Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday he's assembling a team of experts to consult about upcoming death penalty cases, the first of his time in office.


Related Topix: US Governors, Death Penalty, Nashville, TN, Sullivan County, TN, Knox County, TN

Shooting Industry

Is The South Becoming The New Gun Valley?

Is the heart of U.S. firearms manufacturing migrating to the South? It looks that way as numerous firearms companies have either moved or expanded their operations in Southern states.


Related Topix: Mayodan, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Robert Bentley

Nashville Scene

Governor's Staff: You Can Cover Haslam, But You'll Have To Pay The Fee

Gov. Bill Haslam will speak on a panel at a public event at War Memorial Auditorium tomorrow, but according to his press secretary, media will have to pay $775 in order to hear what Tennessee's highest ranking elected official has to say.


Related Topix: US Governors

Greenwich Citizen

Haslam signs bill seeking to end book shredding

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law to ban the shredding of Imagine Library books delivered to the incorrect addresses.


Related Topix: US Governors, Dolly Parton, Country

The Car Connection

UAW Drops Fight For Re-Vote At Volkswagen's Tennessee Plant

The United Auto Workers has thrown in the towel -- in Tennessee, at least. According to Reuters , the union has backed away from its high-profile attempt to overturn a recent vote against unionization at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, and many are wondering what this means for the future of the labor organization.


Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, US Politics, US News, US Governors

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Tennessee Tech Makes Preparations To Legally Grow Medical Marijuana

Governor Haslam is expected to sign a bill that would allow a four-year study of medical marijuana and its treatment of epileptic seizures, and Tennessee Tech University has been chosen to grow the pot for the study.


Related Topix: Marijuana, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

State ECD Director Bill Hagerty Says Tennessee Ripe For More Jobs on Murfreesboro News and Radio

Tennessee's Economic Community Development Director Bill Hagerty gave a bright business future for this area to the Murfreesboro Rotary Club on Tuesday .


Related Topix: US Governors

WATE-TV Knoxville

Murder suspect Shawn Smoot arrested for DUI in McMinn County

A drug bust last week led to Tuesday's seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville.


Related Topix: McMinn County, TN, Nashville, TN, US Governors

WATE-TV Knoxville

Rocky Top Crossfit on North Central Street to open its doors Monday

The new Rocky Top Crossfit on North Central Street off Magnolia is planning to open its doors to customers Monday.


Related Topix: US Governors, Tennessee, Healthcare Law, Law, Loudon County, TN, University of Tennessee

The Daily News Journal

MTSU will not receive millions in recommended funding

MTSU, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Southwest Tennessee Community College are all facing cuts in their recommended funding.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee, US Governors, Lottery, Tennessee State University

Democrats bemoan lack of Medicaid expansion

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner of Nashville said Haslam's legislation to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate could have been his legacy, but it will be overshadowed by the failure to expand Medicaid.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Business Journal

Volkswagen talk returns to incentives

With the United Auto Workers union's decision Monday to drop its appeal of a Volkswagen unionization vote, conversation about the automaker's Chattanooga is returning to incentives.


Related Topix: US Governors

Bill Crawford: Mississippi out of community college spotlight

President Barack Obama last week announced the fourth and final installment of his $2 billion workforce development fund benefiting community colleges.


Related Topix: Mississippi, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Governors, Baldwyn, MS, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014


This weeks legislative update.

Here are the rules for comments. Know them. Live them. Cass with an interesting story of a PAC that advised people to give to the PAC instead of to a candidate's campaign directly; all the while the PAC's tre... This is a compilation of Tennessee news and political stories assembled ... (more)


Related Topix: US Governors, Chattanooga, TN, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Frank Lautenberg

WBIR-TV Knoxville

What tests do kids take? Post the list, TN tells schoolsWhat tests do ...

Parents in every public school system in Tennessee will be able to go online next year and review the assortment of different standardized tests their children will take during the coming year.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Hohenwald, TN, US Governors

Columbia Daily Herald

Wellness Center hosts fundraiser

The Wellness &Aquatics Complex will host its first annual fundraising event featuring Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday, according to a press release.


Related Topix: US Governors, Columbia, TN, Maury County, TN