Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Nissan to Undergo Major Expansion at Smyrna Facility

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 02:09 pm

Automotive Manufacturer to Invest $160 Million, Support Creation of 1,000 New Jobs



NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Nissan North America officials announced today the company will invest $160 million to build a new supplier park at their Smyrna vehicle assembly plant. The project will support more than 1,000 newly created supplier jobs.  


Haslam Announces Reward In Chattanooga Case

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 03:37 pm

$10,000 Offered in Hamilton County Murder  
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed, attempted to commit or conspired to commit the murders of Sean and Donnie Goetcheus in Chattanooga in 1997.
 
“I encourage anyone with information regarding this case to contact authorities immediately so that justice can be brought to those responsible for this crime,” Haslam said.

Haslam Announces Reward In Savannah Murder Case

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 03:34 pm

$10,000 Offered In Hardin County Investigation   
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $10,000 reward from the state for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons who committed, attempted to commit or conspired to commit the murder of Otylier Callens in September 2010 in Hardin County.
 
“We believe someone out there can be helpful to authorities in this case and encourage anyone with information to contact local authorities so those responsible can be brought to justice,” Haslam said.

Haslam: 'Full Speed Ahead’ On Work Left To Do

Monday, February 09, 2015 | 06:29 pm

Governor’s budget proposal prioritizes K-12 and higher education, jobs  



NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tonight delivered his 2015 State of the State and Budget address before a joint session of the 109th General Assembly in the House Chamber.


During the speech, he promised to move “full speed ahead” in serving Tennessee taxpayers and highlighted many of the state’s successes.

Haslam Makes Case For Insure Tennessee To General Assembly

Monday, February 02, 2015 | 06:34 pm

Governor’s plan provides health care coverage to more Tennesseans at no cost to the state
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this evening addressed a joint convention of the 109th General Assembly as legislators began an extraordinary legislative session to consider his Insure Tennessee plan. 
 
The proposal, a two-year pilot program to provide market-based health care coverage to more than 250,000 Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options, does not create any new taxes for Tennesseans and will not add any state cost to the budget.

Haslam Reflects On First Term, Lays Out Work Ahead

Saturday, January 17, 2015 | 12:35 pm

Improving educational opportunities and outcomes for Tennesseans critical



NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam today was sworn in for his second four-year term as the 49th governor of Tennessee, addressing thousands of Inaugural attendees from across the state on War Memorial Plaza with the State Capitol serving as the backdrop.


“One thing I can guarantee you that we are not going to do in the next four years is coast to the finish line,” Haslam said.  “The decisions that we make in the building behind me are too important; too important to the 6.5 million Tennesseans who are alive today and even more important for the generations that will follow us.”

Haslam Announces Members Of Council For Judicial Appointments

Monday, January 12, 2015 | 03:17 pm


Group will recommend candidates to fill vacancies on trial and appellate courts
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the 11 members of the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments that will recommend candidates to the governor to fill vacancies for Tennessee trial and appellate courts.
 
The council was established by executive order following the November 4 passage of a constitutional amendment creating a method for selecting judges of the Supreme Court or any intermediate appellate court in Tennessee. Members of the council include three each from the western, middle and eastern divisions of the state. Two members are at-large.

Haslam Issues Proclamation For Special Session To Consider 'Insure Tennessee'

Thursday, January 08, 2015 | 01:46 pm

Waiver amendment to be made available for a 30-day public comment period 
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today issued a proclamation convening an “extraordinary session” of the 109th General Assembly to consider “Insure Tennessee,” a two year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who do not currently have access to health insurance or have limited options.  The program is designed to reward healthy behaviors, promote personal responsibility and incentivize preventative care and healthy choices. 


The proclamation calls for the special session to begin Monday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. CST for the legislature to consider a joint resolution authorizing the governor to implement Insure Tennessee.  The governor is scheduled to address the General Assembly at 6 p.m. CST that evening.

Tennessee Named Economic Development 'State of the Year' for Second Consecutive Year

Monday, January 05, 2015 | 09:16 am

Tennessee first state to win award in back-to-back years
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Business Facilities, a leading national publication focused on site selection and economic development, has named Tennessee its 2014 State of the Year for a second consecutive year. 
 
Tennessee becomes the first state in the award’s history to win back-to-back honors for economic development efforts and the first state to win the designation three times, winning in 2014, 2013 and 2009.