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Bill and Melinda Gates Visit, Praise Tennessee on Education Reform

Bill and Melinda Gates Visit, Praise Tennessee on Education Reform

by / on November 4, 2010

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.

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

by / on July 20, 2010

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.”

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Push to Halt Owens’ Execution Stepping Up

by / on June 29, 2010

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

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State Projects Depend on Questionable Federal Funding

by / on June 28, 2010

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

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Bredesen Praises Ramsey for Stepping Up on Budget

by / on June 10, 2010

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.

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

by / on May 27, 2010

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.

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

by / on May 11, 2010

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

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Bredesen Says State Must Adjust to Healthcare Overhaul

by / on March 24, 2010

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

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Bredesen, Pawlenty Agree Industry Should Direct Training

by / on July 9, 2009

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.

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State Offers Grants to Local Governments Who Adopt Building Code

by / on July 8, 2009

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

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Bredesen Threatens Budget Veto Over ‘Stupid’ Cuts

by / on June 11, 2009

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.

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Bredesen Less Optimistic About Bringing New GM Project to Spring Hill

by / on June 11, 2009

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.

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Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

by / on May 28, 2009

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

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Tennessee Unemployment at 9.9 Percent in April

Tennessee Unemployment at 9.9 Percent in April

by / on May 21, 2009

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.

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

by / on May 18, 2009

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.

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State Will Have to Cut Sooner, Bredesen Says

by / on May 13, 2009

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.

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Bredesen Proposes Solar Farm, Institute

Bredesen Proposes Solar Farm, Institute

by / on May 13, 2009

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.

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