Tennesseans' opinion on national education standards depends partly on the wording, according to results from a new Vanderbilt University poll. Meanwhile, they favor certain restrictions on abortion — including a two-day waiting period — but not eliminating abortion access altogether.
Improved fuel efficiency standards and the rise of hybrid and electric cars are a boon to the environment, but the governor says they hurt gas taxes.
The rules call for an annual permit, that drivers pass background checks and obtain the same insurance as any other taxi service. Furthermore, the companies will being subject to random inspections.
Tennessee ranks near the bottom in the nation for teacher pay. Haslam has said that before he leaves office he wants Tennessee to earn the title of “fast-improving" in salaries.
Three of the city’s nine school board members say the Bridgestone dead sets a “terrible precedent for future relocations.”
Tennessee has one of the few Republican governors still actively looking for a way to expand Medicaid to cover the working poor. Governor Bill Haslam compares his effort to “threading a needle.”