Haslam Makes Appointments To State Boards And Commissions

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 10:19 am

Governor appoints 201 Tennesseans to 87 boards and commissions
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointments of 201 Tennesseans to 87 boards and commissions.
 
“Tennessee will be well represented by these men and women from across the state, and we appreciate their time and effort in serving the state on these boards and commissions,” Haslam said.

Haslam Announces Departure Of Chief of Staff

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 02:14 pm

 
Cate to return to the private sector
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Mark Cate, the governor’s chief of staff, will be leaving the administration to return to the private sector to establish a strategic consulting and management firm.
 
“Mark has been a key player and a valuable part of our team since my first campaign for governor,” Haslam said.  “He is talented at keeping a lot of balls in the air at the same time and keeps us moving forward as a team.  I wish him and his family all the best in his new endeavors.  I will miss having him in the Governor’s Office.” 

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.