Haslam Appoints Boniface Circuit Court Judge In Third Judicial District

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 02:13 pm

Replacement follows death of Judge Michael Faulk   
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Beth Boniface of Morristown as Circuit Court Judge for the Third Judicial District.
 
Boniface replaces Judge Michael Faulk, who died last November. The district serves Greene, Hamblen, Hancock and Hawkins counties.

Haslam To Highlight Tennessee Reconnect Across The State This Week

Monday, April 06, 2015 | 07:03 am

Drive to 55 program for adults to attend a TCAT free of tuition and fees



NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight Tennessee Reconnect, a Drive to 55 initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology (TCAT) free of tuition and fees.


Haslam will kick off the week with an event at TCAT Nashville on Monday before traveling to Jackson and Memphis on Thursday and Chattanooga and Knoxville on Friday.

Haslam Announces Federal Disaster Assistance For 35 Counties

Thursday, April 02, 2015 | 11:18 am

Response to worst ice storm in two decades  
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide assistance to 35 counties still recovering from the severe winter storm of February 15 to February 22, 2015, that took 30 lives and caused widespread damage.
 
“This deadly and devastating storm required a comprehensive and coordinated response from many, and this federal assistance will hopefully provide some relief to these counties that are trying to recover and rebuild,” Haslam said.

Haslam Introduces FY 2015-2016 Budget Amendment

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 08:59 am

Legislation includes significant education investments and funding for new state museum
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled additions to the FY 2015-2016 budget that will be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks. 
 
The supplemental appropriations amendment to SB1399/HB1374 reflects $30 million more in recurring funding, which tracks closely to the governor’s original budget proposal presented to the General Assembly on February 9.

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.