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  • Haslam Appoints Juvenile Justice Reform Implementation Council

    Friday, January 18, 2019 | 12:45pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed members to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Reform Implementation Council. During the prior legislative session, Haslam proposed, and the Tennessee General Assembly passed, reforms to the state’s juvenile justice system based on recommendations from the Joint Ad-hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice.

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  • Tennessee Unemployment Holds Steady During December

    Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 01:53pm

    NASHVILLE – New data released Thursday by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips showed Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate held steady during the final month of 2018.

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  • Haslam Grants Executive Clemency to Cyntoia Brown

    Monday, January 07, 2019 | 11:05am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Denise Brown by commuting her sentence of life imprisonment. She will be released to parole supervision on August 7, 2019, after serving 15 years in prison.

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  • Rocky Fork State Park Renamed for Lamar Alexander

    Monday, January 07, 2019 | 09:51am

    FLAG POND – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam by executive order has renamed Rocky Fork State Park in Unicoi County as Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park, honoring Tennessee’s senior senator for his record of service and commitment to preservation.

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  • Haslam Grants Executive Clemency to Eleven Individuals

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 01:46pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today granted executive clemency to eleven current or former Tennesseans. “I am pleased to grant these acts of clemency,” Haslam said. “These individuals have made positive contributions to their communities and deserve pardons, or are individuals who will receive another chance to become contributing members of society by virtue of their commutations.”

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  • Tennessee Unemployment Drops Ahead of Holiday Season

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 01:42pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released unemployment statistics that show the seasonally adjusted statewide jobless rate dropped by 0.1 of a percentage point in November 2018 to 3.6 percent.

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  • Statement from Governor Haslam on Announcement from Senator Lamar Alexander

    Monday, December 17, 2018 | 01:05pm

    NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today made the following statement on the announcement from Senator Lamar Alexander: “It is almost impossible to measure the impact of Lamar Alexander’s commitment to Tennessee. His time as governor paved the way for the economic position we enjoy today as a leading state for business, and his educational reforms were ahead of his time..."

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  • Haslam Appoints Members to the Four University of Tennessee Advisory Boards

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018 | 01:19pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed 20 members to the new advisory boards for each of the four campuses within the University of Tennessee system: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; The University of Tennessee at Martin; and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The advisory boards were created under the UT FOCUS Act passed by the General Assembly last session.

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  • Haslam, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Release Statewide Water Plan, Request Public Feedback

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018 | 04:55pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, along with Deputy Gov. Jim Henry and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Dr. Shari Meghreblian, today released the statewide water availability plan developed by subject matter experts and led by a steering committee Haslam appointed earlier this year.

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  • Haslam Announces Departure of Dr. Wendy Long

    Tuesday, December 04, 2018 | 08:28am

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced TennCare Director Dr. Wendy Long will leave state service in January. The Metropolitan Board of Health of Nashville and Davidson County has selected Dr. Long as the new director of health, pending contract approval by the Metropolitan Council.

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  • Haslam Sets Special Election for District 32 Senate Seat

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 01:09pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the setting of a special election for the state senate seat formerly held by Mark Norris, who resigned after being appointed by the president as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.

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  • Haslam Appoints Alan Wilson to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees

    Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 12:56pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today made his final appointment to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. Alan D. Wilson is the 12th member to join the reconstituted board following passage of the University of Tennessee Focusing On Campus and University Success (FOCUS) Act earlier this year. The legislation restructured the UT Board of Trustees to enhance governance of the UT system.

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