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Bill and Melinda Gates Visit, Praise Tennessee on Education Reform

Bill and Melinda Gates Visit, Praise Tennessee on Education Reform

November 4, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Bill and Melinda Gates paid a visit to Nashville today. The billionaire philanthropists were in town to talk with Governor Phil Bredesen and Governor-elect Bill Haslam about education.

Bredesen Calls Lawmakers’ Trip to Discuss Immigration in Arizona ‘Grandstanding’

July 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Several Tennessee lawmakers will take a trip later this month to visit peers in Arizona, in hopes of emulating that state’s controversial new immigration law. But Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says immigration suffers when it’s used as a quote “political football.”

Push to Halt Owens’ Execution Stepping Up

June 29, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Efforts are heating up to halt a Tennessee woman’s execution, which is currently scheduled for September.

State Projects Depend on Questionable Federal Funding

June 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Federal Funding may not come through for some items that were built into the state budget that was signed on Friday.

Bredesen Praises Ramsey for Stepping Up on Budget

June 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen is praisings Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey for his work brokering a deal to pass a budget through the state legislature. The Democratic governor says he hopes other Republican lawmakers mature in Ramsey’s model.

Bredesen to Lawmakers: One Good Month Doesn’t Guarantee a Safe Budget

May 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

April marked the first time in almost two years sales taxes brought in more money than expected. Now legislators may dip deeper into the state’s one-time reserves than Bredesen would like as they patch together next year’s budget.

Bredesen Doesn’t Like New Guns-in-Bars Law, But Not Saying Whether He’ll Veto It

May 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Bredesen vetoed the original measure last year, but lawmakers overrode him before a court struck the law down as unconstitutionally vague.

Bredesen Says State Must Adjust to Healthcare Overhaul

March 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen says the federal healthcare overhaul will cost Tennessee about $1.1 billion between 2014 and 2019.

Bredesen, Pawlenty Agree Industry Should Direct Training

July 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm

High tech industries should have more direct control over government-funded job training, according to both Governor Phil Bredesen and Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota.

State Offers Grants to Local Governments Who Adopt Building Code

July 8, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen signed the Clean Energy Future Act into law Wednesday.

Bredesen Threatens Budget Veto Over ‘Stupid’ Cuts

June 11, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen says he may veto the state budget amendment if Republican lawmakers carry out a plan to pay for pre-kindergarten education with one-time funds.

Bredesen Less Optimistic About Bringing New GM Project to Spring Hill

June 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen says it won’t be as easy as he’d hoped to attract a new General Motors project to the scheduled-to-be idled Spring Hill factory.

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

May 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen vetoed Thursday the bill to allow Tennessee carry-permit holders to bring their handguns into bars.

Tennessee Unemployment at 9.9 Percent in April

Tennessee Unemployment at 9.9 Percent in April

May 21, 2009 at 5:59 pm

The state unemployment rate crept up three-tenths of a point in April, to just shy of 10 percent. That’s the highest it’s been in 25 years.

Switchgrass Initiative, Model for New Solar Plan, Now Runs on DOE Funds

May 18, 2009 at 6:36 am

The solar research initiative Governor Bredesen proposed last week is modeled after another alternative energy project in Tennessee: the biofuel program launched two years ago.

State Will Have to Cut Sooner, Bredesen Says

May 13, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen says the state will no longer be able to put off some of the cuts he had hoped to avoid with his planned budget. That’s after the state’s budget gap widened last week, triggering possible furloughs and layoffs.

Bredesen Proposes Solar Farm, Institute

Bredesen Proposes Solar Farm, Institute

May 13, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen is proposing the state spend federal stimulus dollars to develop solar technology in Tennessee. The initiative would create a 20-acre “solar farm,” and attract researchers to the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.