Governor Finishes Promotional Tour Of ‘Tennessee Promise’ Bill Signings

Governor Finishes Promotional Tour Of ‘Tennessee Promise’ Bill Signings
Gov. Bill Haslam gives out pens to Overton High School students after the final ceremonially signing of the bill. Credit: Micah Bradley / WPLN

Gov. Bill Haslam signed this bill into law today — for the seventh time. He's been holding ceremonies around the state to talk about the push for more college graduates. The legislation will let any Tennessee resident attend community college for free.

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With End Near, State Legislature Starts to Kill Off Contested Bills

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey's goal for the end of the 2013 legislative session is April 19th. Photo Credit Tennessee Legislature
Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey’s goal for the end of the 2013 legislative session is April 19th. Photo Credit Tennessee Legislature

A number of broadly supported proposals have failed to make it past Tuesday’s legislative hearings. As the self-imposed cutoff for the 2013 legislative session approaches this month, many bills lacking overwhelming support are being stopped in their tracks or put off until next year. (more…)

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State of the State: Overview

Tennessee’s governor laid out a budget proposal last night that’s primarily filled with moderate investments here and there. Most of the state’s added revenue will be taken up by rising costs in health care and education. But Governor Bill Haslam did propose a small raise for state workers and an injection of cash for the Rainy Day fund.

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