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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

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    • Statewide Unemployment Rate Remains Near Historic Low Levels

      Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 01:44pm

      NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced statewide unemployment remained near historic low levels in February with the preliminary rate at 3.4 percent. February’s rate is up just 0.1 of a percentage point from January’s revised rate of 3.3 percent. Over the past 12 months, Tennessee's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased a full percentage point from 4.4 percent to 3.4 percent and remains less than the national average of 4.1 percent.

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    • Haslam Announces Comprehensive Plan To Transform Principal Leadership in Tennessee Schools

      Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 01:47pm

      NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced a comprehensive initiative to transform the leadership of Tennessee’s schools by improving the preparation, retention, and development of school principals. The Transforming School Leadership initiative leverages both state and private dollars to improve school leader preparation programs, reward and retain individuals effectively leading the state’s lowest performing schools, and provide networking opportunities and support for principals in rural communities.

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    • Haslam Proposes $30 Million for School Safety

      Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 08:44am

      NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget proposal to be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks. The funding includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants. Earlier this month, the governor appointed a School Safety Working Group to review school safety in Tennessee and provide recommendations to enhance the security of school children. In the coming days, the working group will submit options for consideration that will serve as a basis for state action and approved school safety measures.

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    • Capitol to Classroom visit

      March 19, 2018
      9:30 am EDT

      Lenoir City Elementary School, 203 Kelley Lane, Lenoir City, TN, MEDIA – Open, avail

    • Knoxville Chamber Governor's Luncheon

      March 19, 2018
      12:00 pm EDT

      Convention Center, Ballrooms DEFG & Rotunda, 701 Henley St, Knoxville, TN, MEDIA – Open, avail *The avail will take place prior to the event outside of the Rotunda at approximately 11:30.

    • Volkswagen of America announces new project

      March 19, 2018
      2:30 pm EDT

      VW Chattanooga Factory, Conference Center, 8001 Volkswagen Dr., Chattanooga, TN, MEDIA – Open, avail

    • The Carolina Forum

      March 19, 2018
      5:30 pm EDT

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gerard Hall, 200 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC, MEDIA – Open

    • Budget amendment media briefing

      March 20, 2018
      8:15 am CDT

      State Capitol, Executive Conference Room, 600 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN, MEDIA – Open, avail

    • School leadership announcement

      March 20, 2018
      1:30 pm CDT

      State Capitol, Old Supreme Court Chamber, 600 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN, MEDIA – Open, avail