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Bill Haslam

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  • GOP governors may pay price for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

    NEW YORK In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government couldn't force states to expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. Since then, the Obama administration has looked for ways to persuade Republicans...
  • Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

    The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned for the year on Wednesday following an often contentious session highlighted by the passage of legislation that would allow handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in any state park, and the failed attempt to make...
  • Restrictions for Tennessee's 7 abortion clinics head to gov.

    Legislation that would place licensing restrictions on all seven of Tennessee's abortion clinics was overwhelmingly approved by state lawmakers Tuesday and sent to the governor, who's expected to sign them into law. Under the measure, facilities or...
  • Tennessee Senate kills proposal to make the Bible official state book

    Tennessee Senate kills proposal to make the Bible official state book
    The Tennessee Senate has killed a bill that would have made the Bible the official state book, essentially guaranteeing that the controversial legislation will not be passed this year. Senators voted 22-9 to send the bill, which earlier passed in the...
  • 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...