• Governor Haslam and Commissioner Dreyzehner Get Annual Flu Shots

    Friday, September 23, 2016 | 1:26pm

    CHATTANOOGA – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH received their annual flu shots today in Chattanooga and encourage other Tennesseans to do the same. Immunization against the flu protects not only the person receiving the vaccine but also his or her family, friends and coworkers.

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  • Haslam Announces Labor Education Alignment Program Grants

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 1:06pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the recipients of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition, a state initiative that supports the Drive to 55 by awarding grants to community and academic partnerships formed to help communities align workforce needs with higher education. “If we can eliminate gaps in the skills needed by local manufacturers and other companies and the types of degrees and courses offered by local community and technical colleges, we can strengthen our workforce to meet industry demands,” Haslam said. “These LEAP grants help create programs that tie specific training and skills to current workforce needs, helping more Tennesseans qualify for good, high paying jobs. This is a key piece of our Drive to 55 campaign to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential to 55 percent by 2025.”

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  • Haslam Issues Waiver to Avoid Petroleum Supply Disruptions in Tennessee

    Friday, September 16, 2016 | 4:39pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued Executive Order #56 today waiving federal hours of service requirements for petroleum transporters to prevent any fuel supply disruptions for Tennesseans from the Colonial pipeline leak in Shelby County, Ala. “This is a precautionary measure as we are not currently seeing any widespread unavailability of petroleum in Tennessee,” Haslam said.  “We urge Tennesseans to maintain their normal fuel purchasing and driving patterns to help prevent any potential impacts on our fuel supply while the pipeline undergoes repairs.”

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