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Stories with person: Bill Haslam
  • State targets Republicans in spending for Facebook ads 
    Updated: May-04-16 4:51 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state's economic development agency has spent more than $18,000 on Facebook ads aimed at supporters of Tennessee's top Republican officials, and none on Democrats.

  • Tennessee campus carry becomes law without Haslam signature 
    Updated: May-02-16 7:03 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor's signature.

  • Cleveland Browns owner loses round in deposition fight 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:50 pm

    MOBILE, Alabama - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is a step closer to having to answer questions about fraud at the truck stop chain where he is president and CEO.

  • Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:32 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.

  • Speaker Harwell's health care task force holds first meeting 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 5:57 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Members of a health care task force assigned with proposing alternatives to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan on Tuesday stressed their desire to include "circuit breakers" to prevent out-of-control costs.

  • Tennessee State Museum to become reality in 2018 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 10:33 am

    JACKSON, Tennessee - Architects armed with renderings, and historians with dreams made their way Wednesday to the Jim Moss Center for Nursing at Jackson State Community College to discuss plans for the new Tennessee Museum, scheduled to open by the third quarter of 2018.

  • Tennessee lawmakers adjourn 109th General Assembly 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 6:00 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee lawmakers adjourned the 109th General Assembly on Friday without scheduling a veto override session.

  • House passes resolution directing state to sue over refugees 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 9:13 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A resolution that would order Tennessee to sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program passed Monday in the state House. Senate counterparts previously approved the resolution and would only have to agree to a change that would allow a private law firm to sue on behalf of the state before the measure becomes law.

  • Browns owner Haslam fighting deposition order in civil suit 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 12:33 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is fighting a court order for him to testify in a civil lawsuit against the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

  • Gun maker Beretta celebrates opening of Tennessee plant 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 4:47 pm

    GALLATIN, Tennessee - Italian gun maker Beretta on Friday celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing and research facility in suburban Nashville and announced that it will begin making the U.S. Armed Forces M9 handgun at the plant this summer.

  • Tennessee lawmakers pass $35B annual spending plan 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 4:46 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State lawmakers on Thursday approved a nearly $35 billion annual spending plan for the budget year beginning July 1, sending the measure to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.

  • Business leaders sign letter opposing Tennessee bathroom law story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 8:07 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The chief executives of Williams-Sonoma, Hilton Worldwide, T-Mobile and dozens of other major corporations have signed a letter asking Tennessee lawmakers to reject a transgender bathroom bill, saying it is discriminatory.

  • Harwell touts health care initiative; Dems call it 'charade' 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 5:25 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell on Tuesday touted a new initiative to improve health care access in the state, but Democrats quickly derided it as an election-year "charade" to deflect criticism of lawmakers who rejected the governor's Insure Tennessee proposal.

  • Bill seeks to halt gun carry permits for ex-police with DUIs 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 2:28 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State Rep. Curry Todd, a retired Memphis police officer who has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and gun charges, is speaking out against Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to keep retired law enforcement officers with DUI convictions from being able to carry firearms in public.

  • Gov. Haslam names Wendy Long as new TennCare director 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 4:44 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam has named Wendy Long as the state's new TennCare director.

  • Religion news in brief 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 12:21 pm

    Mississippi gov. signs law allowing service denial to gays

  • Insure Tennessee protest held in House speaker's office 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 3:47 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Insure Tennessee supporters have held a protest inside the lobby of Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell's office at the legislative office complex in Nashville.