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Bill Haslam

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  • South Carolina governor is Boeing's best union-buster

    A union seeking to represent 3,000 Boeing employees in South Carolina Friday withdrew its election petition Friday, canceling a vote of the workers that had been scheduled for next week. The workers were to vote Wednesday on whether to join the...
  • Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed

    The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be — as an epistle writer put it — more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword. Legislators here are deeply divided over a proposal to make...
  • Tennessee lawmakers OK $33.8B annual state spending plan

    State lawmakers on Thursday approved Tennessee's $33.8 billion annual spending plan after rejecting Democrats' attempts to add a provision to authorize Medicaid expansion that had been twice defeated earlier in the year. The House voted 80-12 in favor of...
  • Tennessee House votes to make the Bible official state book

    If some Tennessee Republicans get their way, the Holy Bible will soon join the largemouth bass, the tomato and the mockingbird as an officially recognized state symbol. The Tennessee House voted to make the Bible the official state book, passing the...
  • Tennessee House votes to make Bible official state book

    The Tennessee state House ignored serious constitutional concerns — and the wishes of Republican leaders in the Statehouse— in voting to make the holy Bible the official state book. The chamber approved the measure 55-38 on Wednesday. It is...
  • Effort to make the Bible Tennessee's official book bogs down

    A proposal from a Republican lawmaker and former pastor to declare the Bible the official book of Tennessee is running into stiff opposition from top members of his own party, while the state attorney general is calling it unconstitutional. Efforts to...
  • Tenn. senator says vasectomy 'more stringent' than abortion

    A Tennessee state senator who made headlines recently for cussing out a protester on YouTube has returned to the spotlight by comparing vasectomies to abortions. During a Senate debate Tuesday about a measure that would require a 48-hour waiting period...
  • Tennessee governor not among army of speakers at NRA event

    When more than 70,000 gun enthusiasts descend on Nashville for the National Rifle Association's annual meeting this week, they won't be hearing from one prominent Tennessean: Republican Gov. Bill Haslam. NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker commended the...
  • Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester

    A state senator who has drawn the ire of supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal called a protester an obscene name in a video posted to YouTube. The video captures an exchange between a protester and Sen. Todd Gardenhire of...
  • Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam

    A tax attorney who sued for the release of records from Gov. Bill Haslam's administration related to a $350,000 analysis of business tax collections in Tennessee said Tuesday that he likely will appeal a judge's denial of his lawsuit. Attorney Brett...
  • Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan fails again in committee vote

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans failed again Tuesday, voted down by a key Senate committee a month after it was defeated in a special legislative session. The Senate Commerce Committee...