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Haslam Announces Next Step in Drive to 55

Haslam Announces Next Step in Drive to 55

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the next step in the Drive to 55: ensuring that colleges and universities are organized, supported and empowered in efforts to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential to 55 percent by 2025. To enhance student success across higher education the plan includes key strategies to provide [...]

Historic Bond Sale Saves Tennessee Millions

Historic Bond Sale Saves Tennessee Millions

The State of Tennessee completed the sale of approximately $384 million of general obligation (GO) bonds today at some of the lowest interest rates in Tennessee history. Tennessee’s excellent credit stimulated heavy interest from investors, amounting to almost $2 billion in orders. This high demand allowed the state to reprice most of the maturities on [...]

Attorney General’s Office Offers Consumer Tips Following Experian Data Breach

Attorney General’s Office Offers Consumer Tips Following Experian Data Breach

Recent reports estimate 15 million T-Mobile customers nationwide, and roughly 200,000 Tennesseans, who applied for credit through Experian are at risk of having their data compromised. The data breach occurred when an unauthorized party gained access to an Experian server containing personal information, including names, addresses, birth dates, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers and [...]

Governor Haslam Proclaims POW/MIA Recognition Week

Governor Haslam Proclaims POW/MIA Recognition Week

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced September 18-24, 2015 as POW/MIA Recognition Week.  Since 2011, the remains of eight Tennessee service members who previously listed as Missing In Action (MIA) were recovered and returned to their country. Specialist Marvin Phillips went missing on September 26, 1966 while [...]

Haslam Takes Tennessee Story to Israel

Haslam Takes Tennessee Story to Israel

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development (ECD) Commissioner Randy Boyd are on a business trip to Israel focused on expanding relationships between the Tennessee and Israeli business communities, encouraging bilateral trade and investment opportunities specifically focused on high tech, biotech and health care firms. Israel attracts significant venture capital investment and is [...]

Tennessee Students Hit Five-Year High on ACT

Tennessee Students Hit Five-Year High on ACT

For the third straight year, Tennessee public high school students improved on the ACT, administered to all students statewide. The average composite increased from 19.3 last year to 19.4 this year, adding to what has been a three-year pattern of growth for the state. Though this increase is incremental, Tennessee continues to be a state [...]

Tennesseans Invited to Comment on Charging to Inspect Public Records

Tennesseans Invited to Comment on Charging to Inspect Public Records

The Office of Open Records Counsel (OORC) has been asked by the Tennessee General Assembly to review issues surrounding the inspection of public records, and the office is asking Tennesseans to weigh in. Legislation was introduced in the 2015 Session of the 109th General Assembly that would permit charges for inspecting public records. While a [...]

TDEC Issues Administrative Order Against TVA

TDEC Issues Administrative Order Against TVA

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) issued a Commissioner’s Order today to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) directing the investigation, assessment and remediation of all coal ash disposal sites across Tennessee. This Order follows the federal coal combustion residual (CCR) rule, and not only ensures the state is kept abreast of TVA’s progress [...]

New Safety Measures, Faster Handgun Permit Process for Military

New Safety Measures, Faster Handgun Permit Process for Military

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, along with Adjutant General Max Haston and Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, announced today temporary security measures and an accelerated handgun carry permit process for members of the military. Following Haslam’s directive in the wake of the tragic shooting in Chattanooga last week, the Tennessee National Guard, starting on [...]

Directive by Gov. Bill Haslam

Directive by Gov. Bill Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today issued a directive to Adjutant General Max Haston to review security policies and procedures at National Guard armories, storefront recruiting facilities, and other installations and take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of Guardsmen, citizens, and property. He also instructed Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons to [...]

Tennessee Promise Saturday at Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee Promise Saturday at Tennessee State Parks

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Bob Martineau, in partnership with Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative, today announced Tennessee Promise Saturday, a student volunteer day to be held in all Tennessee State Parks on Saturday, July 18. The Tennessee Promise, part of Governor Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative to increase the number of [...]

Tennessee Becomes 17th State to Allow Terminally Ill Access to Investigational Medications

Tennessee Becomes 17th State to Allow Terminally Ill Access to Investigational Medications

Governor Bill Haslam has signed HB0143—the Tennessee Right To Try Act into law. The Right To Try Act allows doctors to prescribe treatments to the terminally ill that are being used in clinical trials but are not yet on pharmacy shelves. Right To Try expands access to potentially life-saving treatments years before patients would normally [...]

Haslam Announces Federal Disaster Assistance for 35 Counties

Haslam Announces Federal Disaster Assistance for 35 Counties

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide assistance to 35 counties still recovering from the severe winter storm of February 15 to February 22, 2015, that took 30 lives and caused widespread damage. “This deadly and devastating storm required a comprehensive and coordinated response from many, and this federal assistance will [...]

TACIR Report Recommends Changes to Tennessee’s Annexation Laws

TACIR Report Recommends Changes to Tennessee’s Annexation Laws

An unprecedented moratorium on most annexation in Tennessee will soon be lifted, and a new scheme requiring consent from landowners or referendums for all annexations will go into effect.  The state legislature made this change in 2014 and tasked a state policy group, the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, with reviewing the new law [...]

Former Grainger Co. School Bookkeeper Admits to Gift Card Scheme

Former Grainger Co. School Bookkeeper Admits to Gift Card Scheme

Tennessee Comptroller investigators have discovered at least $1,515.16 is missing from Bean Station Elementary School in Grainger County.   Investigators learned the former bookkeeper at Bean Station Elementary School used a school provided credit card to purchase $515 in gift cards that she later used to buy fuel for her personal vehicle. The former bookkeeper [...]

State Library and Archives’ ‘Heritage Project’ Finalist for National Award

State Library and Archives’ ‘Heritage Project’ Finalist for National Award

A program launched by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) to produce short documentaries of the people, places and events that make Tennessee distinctive is one of four finalists for a national award. TSLA’s Tennessee State Heritage Project is in the running for the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) IDEAS Award. IDEAS [...]