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    Learn more about Governor Haslam’s challenge to Tennessee.

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  • Excellence in Service Awards

    Governor Haslam honors 22 state employees for outstanding service.

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  • 2018 State of the State Address

    Governor Haslam delivered his final State of the State address on January 29.

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  • TN Together

    Tennessee’s comprehensive plan and set of resources to end the opioid crisis.

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    Visit, Tennessee’s one-stop shop for information on children’s health, education, development and support.

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    • State Unemployment Rate Remains Near Historic Lows, Holds Steady From February

      Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 01:49pm

      NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced the March 2018 statewide unemployment rate for Tennessee remained near historic lows and matched the revised rate from the previous month. The preliminary, seasonally adjusted rate for March was 3.4 percent, which mirrored the revised rate for February and was nearly one percentage point less than the March 2017 rate of 4.2 percent. Tennessee’s statewide unemployment rate has remained below 4.0 percent since last May, hitting an all-time low of 3.3 percent last September.

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    • Haslam Announces Partnership with CMA Foundation To Launch $1 Million Music and Arts Education Initiative

      Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 09:47am

      NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation to launch a $1 million competitive grant opportunity focused on expanding students’ access to high-quality music and arts education. Tennessee: State of the Arts is a first of its kind public-private partnership to ensure more students across the state of Tennessee will have access to a quality arts and music education. School districts in Tennessee will have the opportunity to apply for funding to improve or develop their music education programs. The statewide initiative will kick-off with the 2018-19 school year.

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    • Haslam Announces More Than 10,000 Adults Have Applied for Tennessee Reconnect Scholarship

      Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | 08:59am

      NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that more than 10,000 adults have applied for Tennessee Reconnect, the state’s program for adult learners to earn an associate degree or technical certificate tuition-free. The application for Tennessee Reconnect opened on February 15 and 10,497 applications had been submitted as of April 10. Tennessee Reconnect is Haslam’s groundbreaking program that covers tuition and mandatory fees at a Tennessee community or technical college for eligible adults that do not yet have a college degree.

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    • Old Crow Medicine Show Ambassador Certificate Presentations

      April 21, 2018
      8:35 pm CDT

      Grand Ole Opry House, Opry Stage, 2804 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN, MEDIA – Photo op only

    • Memphis: Opportunity City

      April 22, 2018
      10:10 am 

      Governor travels to Memphis for church visits to speak about Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect in conjunction with Mayor Jim Strickland’s ‘Memphis: Opportunity City’ initiative.

      Church visits:

      *10:10 a.m., Media avail, Greenwood CME Church, 3311 Kimball Avenue

      10:30 a.m., Greenwood CME Church, 3311 Kimball Avenue

      11 a.m., St. Paul Baptist Church, 2124 East Holmes Road

      11:45 a.m., Mt. Vernon Baptist Westwood, 620 Parkrose Road

       *The media avail will take place at 10:10 a.m. CDT at Greenwood CME Church.

    • Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy

      April 27, 2018
      10:00 am CDT

      The Hermitage Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 231 6th Ave. N, Nashville, TN, MEDIA – Open, avail