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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Governor Phil Bredesen is frustrated with a court decision against the state’s lethal injection protocol.
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.
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.
Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says he has no intention of taking it easy during his last six months in office.
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.
Governor Phil Bredesen says he’s not going to sign the state budget until he’s pored over a few key details.
Governor Phil Bredesen announced his veto of the “guns in bars” law passed this month by the state legislature.
Dickson, Maury, Sumner and Rutherford are among six counties that have been added to the growing list of federal disaster areas in Tennessee.
More than three-thousand Tennessee National Guardsmen are ready to leave for Iraq.
TennCare would take the biggest hit of any state agency under budget reductions proposed by Governor Phil Bredesen.
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.
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.
Tuesday, state lawmakers began work on Governor Phil Bredesen’s plan to create a single, unified community college curriculum for certain core courses.
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.
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.
Safety-net clinics could suffer dramatic budget cuts even as demand for their services is growing.
Tennessee’s Health Department says it will have to stop funding safety-net clinics to deal with the state’s constricting budget.
China is Tennessee’s third-largest trading partner, and state officials hope to strengthen that economic bond even further.
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.