Bill Haslam

Tennessee takes top spot in median household income in the southeast

As part of News 2's Nashville 2018 series, our newsroom continues to track the pros and cons that come with the growth in and around …

House Prices

Businessman recommended as University of Tennessee president

The chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that he is recommending former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd …

University of Tennessee

Faith Hill to give keynote speech at Tennessee gov conference

Faith Hill is slated to deliver the keynote address at Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s conference on economic development in November.<p>The Department of …

Faith Hill

Gov. says he's being urged 'not to re-invent wheel' as TNReady tour ends

Video<p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - After a series of problems this spring, Governor Bill Haslam says he's being urged not to "re-invent the wheel" for …

Bill Haslam

Gov. Haslam considering clemency plea for October 11th execution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Another execution in Tennessee has been scheduled a month from today, and it will once again leave Governor Bill Haslam …

Bill Haslam

Gov race ad: Pro-Medicaid expansion, Dean contrasts with Lee

Democratic nominee for governor Karl Dean is running a TV ad that touts his support for expanding Medicaid, drawing a contrast with Republican …

Health Care

Tennessee tourism: $20B spent in 2017, $1.8B in tax revenue

State officials say a record-setting $20.8 billion was spent on tourism in Tennessee last year, a 6.3 percent increase from 2016.<p>Gov. Bill Haslam …

Tourism

Tennessee gov’s spokeswoman named communications director

The top spokeswoman for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been promoted to serve as his director of communications.<p>A release by the governor's …

Homeland Security

Rise & Shine: TNReady listening tour stops in Shelby County as educators share their concerns

<b>TNREADY TOUR</b> Gov. Bill Haslam was in Collierville Thursday to hear from area educators about TNReady testing. WMC<p><b>CLASS DISMISSED</b> A Memphis high …

School Administration

Tennessee Dem Sen. Harris to resign, begin county mayor term

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Senate Democratic Minority Leader Lee Harris is resigning to take office as a county mayor.<p>In a letter to Gov. Bill …

Shelby

Gov. Bill Haslam interviews his father Jimmy at 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival

Gov. Bill Haslam interviews his father Jimmy about the time he visited Warren Buffett, at the 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival in Nashville on Aug. …

Entrepreneurship

Auto components maker Faurecia to expand into Tennessee

SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say automotive components manufacturer Faurecia Interior Systems plans to build a new facility in the state that will create more than 140 jobs.<p>Gov. Bill Haslam says in a Tuesday news release that Faurecia plans to invest $30 million in its Maury County …

Automotive Industry

Rise & Shine: How Trump’s tax law may have just gotten in the way of Betsy DeVos’ favorite policy

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Tennessee

Rise & Shine: Pre-K pilot program shows early gains in literacy

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Education

Tennessee opioid summit to feature Senate, gov’s race rivals

Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn will participate in a summit on the opioid crisis as they compete for …

Republicans

Tennessee gives $15M to parks, trail projects

Tennessee officials say $15 million in grant money will help fund parks and recreational trail projects in communities.<p>Gov. Bill Haslam and …

Swimming Pools

Governor's TNReady 'listening tour' begins Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - The governor's statewide listening tour on the troubles with TNReady school testing begins Friday in Knoxville, but it …

Knoxville

Lee, Dean set for 3 debates in Tennessee governor's race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean are slated to face off in three Tennessee governor's race debates in …

Primary Elections

Rise & Shine: Six years after Tennessee took over its first schools, how are they doing?

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Tennessee

Tennessee gov: Execution handled in 'very professional' way

Gov. Bill Haslam says corrections officials have told him Tennessee's first execution since 2009 was handled in a "very professional manner."<p>Haslam …

Bill Haslam

Rise & Shine: Haslam will hit the road to troubleshoot TNReady

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High School

Gov. Haslam to hold listening tour in effort to improve statewide testing process

NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Gov. Bill Haslam announced plans Tuesday to improve the state's testing system, along with a statewide listening tour.<p>According to …

Bill Haslam

Haslam: Execution handled in 'very professional' way

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says corrections officials have told him Tennessee's first execution since 2009 was handled in a "very …

Bill Haslam

Haslam will hit the road to troubleshoot Tennessee’s testing problems

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he won’t pause state testing this school year and instead will launch a statewide “listening tour” aimed at fixing …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Gov. Haslam announces listening tour to improve testing after TNReady woes

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced a listening tour to improve the state's testing in schools amid a string of issues with TNReady.<p>During a …

Education

Hawk announces Tennessee House speaker bid in contested race

Tennessee Republican Rep. David Hawk has announced that he is running for state House speaker, setting up a contested race to succeed Speaker Beth …

News (U.S.)

Court rules Tennessee probation overhaul unconstitutional

A Tennessee appeals court has ruled that Gov. Bill Haslam's overhaul of the state's probation system is unconstitutional, saying it violates …

U.S. Dept. of State

New Tennessee State Museum To Open On Oct. 4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The new Tennessee State Museum is slated to open to the public on Oct. 4.<p>A news release from the museum said grand opening …

Museums

NEW TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM SET TO OPEN IN EARLY OCTOBER | Visit Nashville, TN - Music City

08/13/2018<p>NEW TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM SET TO OPEN IN EARLY OCTOBER<p>Grand opening scheduled for October 4 – 7 at new Nashville location.<p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. …

Museums

Ex-Pilot Flying J president gets sentencing delay

The former president of the nation's largest fuel retailer has been given a delay in sentencing for his conviction in a scheme to defraud trucking …

Business