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Priorities

Under Governor Haslam’s results-driven, common sense leadership, Tennessee is recognized as a national leader in education, job creation and fiscal responsibility.


Jobs

Governor Haslam has focused on making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs, and for a second year in a row, Tennessee holds the title of “State of the Year” for economic development.

Education

Governor Haslam’s commitment to education is making a difference. Tennessee is the fastest improving state in the country in academic achievement. He has launched the “Tennessee Promise,” the only program in the country to give every graduating high school senior a chance to earn a certificate or degree beyond high school free of charge and with a personal mentor.

Efficient & Effective Government

Working with the General Assembly, Governor Haslam has balanced the budget every year, kept taxes low, ensured Tennessee has the lowest debt in the country and nearly doubled the state’s savings account. Thanks to his work to make state government more customer-focused, efficient and effective, Tennessee is ranked the third best managed state in the nation.


State of the State 

Video and transcripts of State of the State addresses, from 2011 through the most recent address.

2017 Legislation

Governor Haslam's policy proposals aimed at building and sustaining economic growth and the state's competitiveness for the next generation of Tennesseans.

Governor's Management Fellowship

The Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship is a prestigious and highly competitive fellowship awarded to exceptional applicants who wish to serve and learn with the state of Tennessee’s top executive leaders.