Post Tagged with: "Governor Phil Bredesen"

MTSU Poll: Wide Support for Haslam Among Dems, Independents

by / on November 12, 2012

More than half of Democrats like the job Bill Haslam is doing as Governor. A new poll from MTSU also shows the governor getting high marks among independents. Haslam wins support from 54 % of Democrats. With Independents, it’s 76 %.

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Bredesen Says Lethal Injection Already Settled by High Court

by / on November 22, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen is frustrated with a court decision against the state’s lethal injection protocol.

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Competition Benefits Food Bank, but Many More Donations Are Needed

Competition Benefits Food Bank, but Many More Donations Are Needed

by / on November 22, 2010

Nashville’s mayor and Tennessee’s governor ended a nearly month-long fight today. Mayor Karl Dean and Metro employees won a good-natured battle to see which government workers could donate the most to Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Bredesen Encourages Long-Term Vigilance in “Race to the Top” Reform

by / on July 13, 2010

Outgoing governor Phil Bredesen is encouraging Tennesseans to keep the momentum of education reform going after he leaves office. He says the $500 million Race to the Top grant is just the first step in a lengthy process that requires long-term dedication.

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Bredesen Begins Transition Work

by / on July 12, 2010

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says he has no intention of taking it easy during his last six months in office.

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Cuts Now Could Lead to New Directions for State Government Later

by / on June 29, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen says several years of painful state budget cuts may eventually lead to an opportunity for his successor to reshape the way Tennessee spends its money.

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Bredesen Closely Reviewing Legislature’s Budget

by / on June 21, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s not going to sign the state budget until he’s pored over a few key details.

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Governor Again Vetoes “Guns in Bars”

by / on May 18, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen announced his veto of the “guns in bars” law passed this month by the state legislature.

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List of Counties Eligible for FEMA Aid Grows

by / on May 7, 2010

Dickson, Maury, Sumner and Rutherford are among six counties that have been added to the growing list of federal disaster areas in Tennessee.

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278th Heads to Iraq

by / on February 4, 2010

More than three-thousand Tennessee National Guardsmen are ready to leave for Iraq.

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Budget Proposal Would Cut $201 Million from TennCare

by / on February 2, 2010

TennCare would take the biggest hit of any state agency under budget reductions proposed by Governor Phil Bredesen.

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Race to the Top Proposal Has Support of All Gubernatorial Candidates

by / on January 21, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s confident the programs proposed in the state’s Race to the Top application will be supported by his successor, if the state wins the massive federal education grant.

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Governor’s Higher Education Plan Passed By Senate, Awaiting House Approval

by / on January 21, 2010

The state Senate has approved the governor’s plan to increase college graduation, and the House is poised to do so as well this afternoon.

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General Assembly Begins Work on Community College Plan

by / on January 19, 2010

Tuesday, state lawmakers began work on Governor Phil Bredesen’s plan to create a single, unified community college curriculum for certain core courses.

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Education Bill Passed In Time for Race to the Top Application

by / on January 16, 2010

Large, bipartisan majorities in both houses approved the bill that for the first time would allow student achievement scores to be factored into a teacher’s job rating.

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New Recovery School District Could Overhaul 11 Schools Next Year

by / on December 21, 2009

As part of the legislature’s special session in January, Governor Phil Bredesen wants to create a new kind of district for failing schools. It could upend two schools in Nashville that have been struggling for years.

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Safety Net Clinics Say Demand Up

by / on December 7, 2009

Safety-net clinics could suffer dramatic budget cuts even as demand for their services is growing.

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Health Department Says Few Options Left But To Cut Safety-Net

by / on November 24, 2009

Tennessee’s Health Department says it will have to stop funding safety-net clinics to deal with the state’s constricting budget.

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Building Business Relationships in China Takes Face-to-Face Contact

by / on November 13, 2009

China is Tennessee’s third-largest trading partner, and state officials hope to strengthen that economic bond even further.

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Public Plan Opt-Out Doesn’t Sway Governor

by / on November 2, 2009

The Congressional health care plan’s so-called “opt-out provision” isn’t taking Governor Phil Bredesen’s focus off of proposed changes to Medicaid.

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