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The latest example is Ramsey's recent attempt to defeat Democratic state Supreme Court justices in last month's retention elections as a way to install a Republican attorney general. The ouster effort was solidly defeated at the polls, but the court this week still decided to replace incumbent Attorney General Bob Cooper, a Democrat, with Republican Herbert Slatery.
Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has issued an intent to apply for federal prekindergarten funds, but a spokesman for the Republican governor said his position on early childhood education in Tennessee hasn't changed. Haslam open to applying for federal pre-K expansion funds Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has issued an intent to apply for federal prekindergarten funds, but a spokesman for the Republican governor said his position on early childhood education in Tennessee hasn't changed.
Lt. Governor Ramsey issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's selection of Tennessee's first Republican attorney general: "As the first Republican attorney general in Tennessee history, Herbert Slatery will be a strong advocate for the people of Tennessee and a vigilant defender of Tennessee's conservative reforms.
With 11-executions currently scheduled in the next year, a small group of anti-death penalty protesters voiced their concerns Monday on Tennessee's Capitol Hill by sharing an open letter to Governor Bill Haslam. The group, who calls itself Tennessee Students and Educators for Social Justice, wants the governor to suspend all of the scheduled executions and establish a commission to review capital punishment in the state.
An 18-year-old and three juveniles have been charged with a break-in at Wallace A. Smith Elementary School and numerous nearby car burglaries at the Hamilton-on-Hunter subdivision.
The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee's next attorney general. The announcement comes in the aftermath of a failed conservative campaign to oust three Democratic justices who make up a majority on the five-member court.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and AIG officials recently announced the company will expand its Davidson County operations by developing headquarters for the marketing and distribution of financial products related to life insurance. "We want to thank AIG for its continued investment in Tennessee and the jobs they are creating in Davidson County.
When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states - with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. WGNS' John Michaelson has more... A new report finds that states with expanded Medicaid coverage have seen the insured rate for parents jump by 33 percent on average.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with General Motors officials recently announced the company will invest $185 million to make small gas engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing complex. GM also identified the next-generation Cadillac SRX as a future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill.
Belmont University will be the only college in the United States to have two current students competing in the Miss America pageant. Senior Haley Lewis, who was crowned Miss Tennessee on June 21, and junior Megan Swanson, who was crowned Miss Nebraska earlier this summer, will both be competing.
Governor Bill Haslam and Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, are stressing the importance of Tennesseans receiving their influenza vaccinations this flu season. On , Governor Haslam, and Commissioner Dreyzehner will receive their seasonal flu vaccinations at the Shelby County Health Department in Memphis.
Hospital officials have been pushing for the state to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of Tennessee's poorest citizens, despite two significant and related concerns: Expansion will lead to increased visits to the most expensive place in America for routine health care, the emergency room. Medical assistant Zaira Olivieri prepares for a patient in one of the examination rooms at the clinic at Saint Thomas Family Health Center South.
Four rural hospitals have closed and dozens are at risk of shuttering: That's the fallout, some say, from Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to join the Affordable Care Act in 2013 and tap into millions in promised federal funds for Tennessee's financially-strapped health care institutions. Of some 125 hospitals statewide, three facilities closed in West Tennessee since the governor rejected conventional Medicaid expansion Haywood Park Community Hospital in Brownsville, Camden General and Gibson General.
CBIZ MHM Memphis has been honored with the 2014 When Work Works Award for its use of workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. The award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, recognizes employers of all sizes and types in the Memphis area and across the country.
Current Attorney General Bob Cooper is among six remaining applicants for the position and its eight-year term. Earlier this week, the five-member court held a public hearing and narrowed the list from eight.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:02 am
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