Governor Haslam

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.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Unipres USA Inc. to Expand Portland Facilities

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 10:01 am

Global Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Create 435 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Unipres USA Inc. officials announced today the company will expand its Portland facilities by adding new presses and building space to house the additional presses. The expansion will create 435 new jobs over the next five years in Sumner County.

“We want to congratulate Unipres USA on its expansion and thank the company for its plans to create more than 400 new jobs in Portland,” Haslam said. “The momentum of our automotive sector is a direct result of the success of the many manufacturers, suppliers and other thriving automotive-related companies that call our state home, and today’s announcement supports our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Unipres USA has not only been an outstanding corporate citizen in Portland, it has also made a significant difference in the community with its contributions to local schools, parks, and fire and police departments,” Boyd said. “I would like to thank Unipres USA for its continued investment in Sumner County and look forward to the company’s future growth and success in Middle Tennessee.”

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.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce TeamHealth to Expand, Build New Facility in Blount County

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 04:35 pm

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with TeamHealth officials announced today the company is expanding its current operations in East Tennessee. TeamHealth, whose home office is located in Knoxville, will invest $16.8 million to construct additional space next to its second location at Base Pointe Business Park in Louisville. This expansion will create 450 new jobs in Blount County.

“It always says a lot to businesses around the country and world when a company like TeamHealth, with a great history in our state, chooses to continue growing here,” Haslam said. “We want to thank TeamHealth for this significant investment and creating 450 new jobs in Blount County. Today’s announcement is great news for our East Tennessee communities and brings us another step closer toward our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“TeamHealth is a valued organization in Tennessee and I’m pleased they can take advantage of our business-friendly environment to continue expanding in our state,” Boyd said. “These jobs will make a big difference in our communities, paving the way for additional long-term growth. I want to thank TeamHealth for their investment, and I look forward to their ongoing presence in Tennessee.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee to Expand Operations

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 01:00 pm

Leading Global Automotive Supplier to Invest More Than $85 Million, Create 400 Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee (DMAT) officials announced today the company will expand production of its gasoline direct injection (GDI) capability in Athens by building a new 224,000 square foot facility at its existing location.  DENSO, a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components, will invest more than $85 million and create 400 new jobs over the next three years in McMinn County.

The announcement marks DMAT’s third major investment in an 18-month period. The overall expansion effort will represent a total investment of approximately $190 million and more than 700 new jobs. Production at the new facility will begin in July 2016.

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.”