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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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.”
Efforts are heating up to halt a Tennessee woman’s execution, which is currently scheduled for September.
Federal Funding may not come through for some items that were built into the state budget that was signed on Friday.
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.
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 vetoed the original measure last year, but lawmakers overrode him before a court struck the law down as unconstitutionally vague.
Governor Phil Bredesen says the federal healthcare overhaul will cost Tennessee about $1.1 billion between 2014 and 2019.
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.
Governor Phil Bredesen signed the Clean Energy Future Act into law Wednesday.
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.
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.
Governor Phil Bredesen vetoed Thursday the bill to allow Tennessee carry-permit holders to bring their handguns into bars.
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.
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.
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.
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.