Post Tagged with: "governor"

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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GOP Candidates Open to Alternatives for Non-Violent Criminals

by / on June 11, 2010

All three major candidates for the Republican nomination for governor favor tough prison sentences for violent criminals. But all three also told an audience of lawyers from around the state they’re open to alternatives to lengthy sentences when it comes to non-violent offenders.

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GOP Candidates for Governor Open to Making Attorney General an Elected Office

by / on June 7, 2010

The three main Republican candidates for governor all say they’re open to making the position of state attorney general an elected office. Currently Tennessee’s supreme court appoints an attorney general, who must then argue before that court, leading some to call it a conflict of interest.

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Bredesen Marks Final Memorial Day Service as Governor

by / on May 27, 2010

Twenty of Tennessee’s service-members gave up their lives this past year, including for the first time a female from the National Guard.

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McWherter Attacks GOP Opponents As “Career Politicians”

by / on April 30, 2010

Of the four major candidates vying to be Tennessee’s next governor, only one has never served in elected office. Jackson Businessman Mike McWherter doesn’t see that as a bad thing in setting himself apart from the three Republicans in the race.

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Owens’ Son Pleas to Halt Mother’s Execution

by / on April 20, 2010

The son of a woman sentenced to death in Tennessee is pleading for the governor to commute his mother’s sentence. Gaile Owens has exhausted her legal appeals, and her execution is now set for September.

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Bredesen Defends Proposal to Raise Tax on Big-Ticket Purchases

by / on April 15, 2010

Right now Tennessee caps its tax on items over $3,200. This week Bredesen proposed to end that cap, raising the tax on more expensive items, except for cars, boats, and pre-made homes.

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Gibbons’ Exit Opens Memphis to Other GOP Candidates for Governor

by / on March 30, 2010

Only three major candidates remain in the race for the GOP nomination for governor. Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons dropped out Friday. He says that opens up the Memphis area to three East Tennessee Republicans.

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Wamp Wants Bredesen to Start Layoffs, Expects to Continue Cutting

by / on November 2, 2009

Chattanooga Congressman Zach Wamp says state layoffs need to begin now to avoid a drastic reduction in employees once federal stimulus money runs out.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Take on Budget, Vouchers

Gubernatorial Candidates Take on Budget, Vouchers

by / on August 26, 2009

The four Republican candidates running for governor all took vows not to support a state income tax and answered how they’d deal the growing budget deficit Wednesday.

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GOP Candidates Compete for Money, Recognition

GOP Candidates Compete for Money, Recognition

by / on July 28, 2009

The race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination is a four-way competition for money and name recognition.

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Lawmakers to Leave City, County Parks Out of Gun Bill

by / on June 11, 2009

State lawmakers are taking another crack at the so-called “guns in parks” bill.

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State Legislators Approach Judicial Selection Compromise

by / on May 28, 2009

State lawmakers passed a compromise measure today to tweak and temporarily extend the state’s process for selecting judges, which had been set to phase out at the end of June.

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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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