NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced his amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget proposal that will be considered by the 110th General Assembly in the coming weeks. The appropriations amendment to HB511/SB483 tracks closely to the governor’s original budget proposal presented to the legislature January 30, which for the second year in a row does not take on any new debt and makes significant investments in teachers, K-12 schools, higher education, state employees, the state’s Rainy Day Fund and the tax cuts included in the IMPROVE Act.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 10:54am
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 10:41am
NASHVILLE - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. has announced that the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will be awarded $13.8 million through the 21st Century Cures Act to help combat the prescription opioid epidemic in Tennessee. This is the largest single federal funding increase for opioid treatment in the state’s history.
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 7:52pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today praised passage of the IMPROVE Act, a key piece of his NextTennessee legislative plan, giving the largest tax cut in Tennessee history and making the state more competitive in recruiting manufacturing jobs while delivering a safe, reliable and debt-free transportation network for the next generation of Tennesseans. “The IMPROVE Act is a conservative plan that directly addresses how we fund our roads and bridges for the first time in 30 years. I thank the General Assembly for passing IMPROVE, and especially Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and Reps. Barry Doss (R-Leoma) and Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) for their work carrying the legislation,” Haslam said.
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 5:17pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of Specialist Jeremy Tomlin of Chapel Hill, Tenn. The Marshall County U.S. Army soldier was working as a crew chief and training in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter when it crashed on Monday, April 17, 2017 in Leornardtown, Md. Tomlin was pronounced dead at the scene and two other crew members were critically injured. Tomlin,22, was assigned to “C” Company, 12th Aviation Battalion out of Fort Belvoir, Va.
”Jeremy was a son, brother and husband who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country,” Haslam said. “We pause to remember this young Tennessee soldier killed in the line of duty and as a state we offer our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.”
Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce SCCY Industries, LLC to Establish Headquarters, New Facility in Blount CountyWednesday, April 12, 2017 | 12:30pm
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and SCCY Industries, LLC officials announced today that the firearms manufacturer is establishing a production facility and headquarters in Maryville.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 9:45am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Alexander K. McVeagh as special judge for Division II of the Hamilton County General Sessions Court. McVeagh’s appointment fills the temporary vacancy created last month when Haslam accepted Judge David E. Bales’ request to take a leave of absence due to a disability.
Monday, April 10, 2017 | 7:04pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today praised the passage of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, the governor’s legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens. The House of Representatives passed HB 529/SB 1215 93-4, and it now heads to the governor’s desk for signature. The Senate passed the legislation 31-0 on April 3. Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards.
Monday, April 10, 2017 | 6:59pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today thanked the General Assembly for unanimously passing the Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guard) Act, the governor’s legislation that provides tuition free educational opportunities for eligible members of the Tennessee National Guard and supports the Drive to 55 goal to increase the number of Tennesseans with a degree or certificate to 55 percent by 2025. The House of Representatives this afternoon passed HB 530/SB 1216 97-0 and it now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature. The Senate passed the legislation 31-0 on April 3.
Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce SAIC to Establish Technology Integration Gateway™ in CookevilleMonday, April 03, 2017 | 10:00am
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) officials announced today that the company will establish a Technology Integration Gateway™ in Cookeville. The new facility is expected to create 300 new jobs over the next five years.
Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Rockline Industries to Launch New Business, Locate New Facility in MorristownThursday, March 30, 2017 | 8:33am
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Rockline Industries officials announced today that the consumer goods manufacturer and supplier will form a new subsidiary, Iatric Manufacturing Solutions, and locate a new facility in Hamblen County. Rockline and Iatric Manufacturing will invest $40.3 million and create approximately 250 new jobs in Morristown.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 2:59pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Anita J. Rieben on or about February 17, 2016. “We want whoever is responsible for this crime to be brought to justice,” Haslam said. “We ask anyone with any knowledge of the case to come forward.”
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 12:00am
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 18 communities and local organizations will receive $6.2 million in Site Development Grants.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 | 10:33am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder addressed more than 100 representatives from more than 40 higher education campuses for the second Statewide Veteran Education Academy hosted at Middle Tennessee State University today.
”Student veterans enrich the campuses across the state with their life experiences, leadership, wisdom, commitment and determination to persevere,” Haslam said. “This population is a critical piece of our Drive to 55 initiative to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential to 55 percent by 2025.”
Monday, March 06, 2017 | 10:15am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today issued the following statement on the death of former Sen. Douglas Henry: "One of the most fun calls I have been able to make as governor was a call in 2015 to Sen. Henry when we knew we would be able to put funding for the new state museum in the budget. Sen. Henry was a tireless champion of the museum, its mission and the importance of preserving Tennessee history for future generations. His dedication to the museum may only be surpassed by his commitment to the state’s financial strength. I was fortunate to be able to visit with Sen. Henry Friday, and I can attest that the state’s finances were still top of mind to him. He served the state for nearly 50 years, and it is not an exaggeration to say that he is one of the primary reasons the state is on such solid financial footing today. He was a powerhouse intellect, courteous, kind, genuine and a statesman, and I will miss knowing that his wisdom and perspective are only a phone call away."
Governor Haslam, TNECD Announce LG Electronics to Locate New U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Montgomery CountyTuesday, February 28, 2017 | 3:05pm
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, the Department of Economic and Community Development and LG Electronics Inc. officials today announced the company will build a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Clarksville.