• Haslam Announces First in Statewide Series of Jobs Roundtables

    Monday, January 24, 2011 | 8:23am

    First Regional Meeting to Take Place in Memphis Thursday

    NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam announced a series of regional jobs roundtables to take place across the state beginning this Thursday in Memphis.

    The roundtables – as part of Haslam's jobs agenda – are locally driven and will include local officials and state leaders from the areas of education and economic and workforce development.

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  • Haslam Announces Freeze of New Rules And Regulations

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 | 7:45am

    Freeze Part of Administration’s Top-to-Bottom Review of State Government
                            
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a 45-day freeze on any new regulations and rules as part of the top to bottom review of state government.

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  • Haslam Announces Formation of Blind Trust

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | 10:35am

    Trust Formed Before Taking Office

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the formation of a blind trust to hold the vast majority of his private investments in a step consistent with his stance during the campaign and his recent Executive Orders.

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  • Governor Bill Haslam Sets Standards for Transparency, Openness in Executive Branch

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 | 9:15am

    Haslam Issues Three Executive Orders Non-Discrimination, Transparency and Openness

    NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam today signed three executive orders setting out his commitment to transparency and openness in state government. He also established a comprehensive ethics policy for the Executive Branch and detailed his position on diversity in state employment practices.

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  • Haslam Pledges to Make State a Better Place to Live, Work and Raise a Family

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 | 7:04am

    Governor-elect Sworn in Today as Tennessee's 49th Governor
     
    NASHVILLE – Standing before throngs of Inauguration attendees on Legislative Plaza, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam told Tennesseans across the state he was ready to go to work making Tennessee a better place to live, work and raise a family.

    "There are opportunities before us.  We cannot do or be everything. We have to exercise good judgment as we set our priorities. The path we will travel will not be smooth and there will be a few bumps along the way," Haslam said after taking the Oath of Office from Tennessee State Supreme Court Chief Justice Cornelia "Connie" Clark, the first woman to administer the oath in state history.

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  • Full Text: Governor Bill Haslam's Inaugural Address

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 | 7:01am

    Inaugural Address
    Governor Bill Haslam
    January 15, 2011
     
    Governor Ramsey… Speaker Harwell…
    Members of the General Assembly…
    Constitutional Officers…
    Justices of the Supreme Court…
    Distinguished Members of Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation…
    Honored Guests…
    Family…
    Friends…
    and fellow Tennesseans…
     
    Let me begin by thanking you for placing your confidence in me to serve as your Governor.
    With humility, I accept your trust to be a responsible steward of our state’s resources.
     

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