The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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TN 2011 Archives


Tennessee Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archives

State year in review: Economy, protests occupied Capitol (The Tennessean, 12/30/11)
INCITE program guidelines now available (Nashville Business Journal, 12/29/11)
Editorial: Gov. Bill Haslam uses businesslike when leading state (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/29/11)
Governor orders review of teacher evaluations (The Tennessean, 12/27/11)
Bill would ban political contributions by ‘too-big-to-fail’ institutions (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/27/11)
Haslam, Harwell hesitant on drug-testing proposal (The Leaf Chronicle, 12/27/11)
Haslam wants to put off estate tax cut (Elizabethton Star, 12/24/11)
Haslam wants to put off estate tax cut due to cost (The Tennessean, 12/24/11)
Haslam: Insurance exchange delay could be costly (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/23/11)
Haslam’s first year: A look back at 2011 (Nashville Business Journal, 12/23/11)
Gov. Haslam calls for more study of teacher evaluations (The Tennessean, 12/22/11)
Haslam taps SCORE to review new teacher evaluation system (, 12/22/11)
Gov. Haslam announces review of teacher evaluation process (The Commercial Appeal, 12/21/11)
Haslam didn’t like the timing for voucher bill next year (Nashville Public Radio, 12/20/11)
Haslam moves to assert self in second year (The Tennessean, 12/18/11)
TN approves grants for Amazon, GM (The Tennessean, 12/14/11)
TN GOP leaders press for Hall, estate tax cuts (The Tennessean, 12/14/11)
Will Haslam let the ‘death tax’ die? (Metro Pulse, 12/14/11)
Donations sustain Occupy protest (The Tennessean, 12/14/11)
Governor Haslam reflects on first year in office (NewsChannel 5, 12/14/11)
Editorial: Governor stands against changes in sunshine law (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/13/11)
Haslam, Occupy Nashville find common cause on anti-living wage bill (The Tennessean, 12/13/11)
Haslam: Locals should set living wage standards (The Tennessean, 12/13/11)
GOP lawmaker considers measure to kill Hall tax (The Tennessean, 12/13/11)
Editorial: Open meetings case still strong (Commercial Appeal, 12/12/11)
Haslam’s tax rates reveal wealth divide (The Tennessean, 12/12/11)
Haslam opposed to anti-living wage bill (The Tennessean, 12/12/11)
Gazillionaire governor opposes living wages, but also law to prohibit them (Nashville Scene, 12/12/11)
Newspaper reports Haslam overstated personal tax rates (, 12/12/11)
Tax rate on Haslam’s non-Pilot income lower than indicated (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/11/11)
State sales tax income up 5.2% in November (The Tennessean, 12/11/11)
Editorial: Open meetings law protects public trust in local government (Jackson Sun, 12/11/11)
Opinion: Well-educated citizenry should be state’s goal (The Tennessean, 12/11/11)
Gov. Haslam’s claim of high tax rates has some twists (Commercial Appeal, 12/11/11)
Haslam says now is not the time to eliminate Hall, estate taxes (The Tennessean, 12/10/11)
Tenn. legislators anticipate short session (The Tennessean, 12/9/11)
Haslam opposes changing open meetings (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/9/11)
TN’s growing solar industry needs continued support, report finds (The Tennessean, 12/9/11)
Tennessee launches TNTrade in Memphis to boost state export business (Commercial Appeal, 12/7/11)
Haslam  to host memorial service for crime victims (Commercial Appeal, 12/7/11)
State launching export program for smaller companies (Knoxville News Sentinel, 12/7/11)
Haslam announces export initiative (Nashville Business Journal, 12/7/11)
TN Gov. Bill Haslam says state job cuts haven’t hurt services (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 12/6/11)
HOPE scholarship cuts concern small colleges (The Tennessean, 12/6/11)
TN program aims to boost exports (The Tennessean, 12/6/11)
TN gov urges quicker permits for chicken farms (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/6/11)
Tenn. workforce falls about 10% since 2008 (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 12/5/11)
Haslam’s jobs program continues to move forward (, 12/5/11)
Haslam speaks about Baumgartner, possibility of new trials (WBIR, 12/5/11)
State-run INCITE fund shopping for feedback (Nashville Public Radio, 12/5/11)
GOP may block ‘living wage’ (The Tennessean, 12/4/11)
Journalist detained as Occupy Nashville holds statewide assembly (The Tennessean, 12/3/11)
Tennessee prepares for more budget cuts (The Tennessean, 12/2/11)
Task force recommends halving HOPE awards (The Tennessean, 11/30/11)
Occupy Nashville billed $1,045 for security (The Tennessean, 11/30/11)
Industry promotion needed to boost state tourism (Knoxville News Sentinel, 11/30/11)
Teacher evaluations: The good, the bad and the ugly (State Gazette, 11/30/11)
Employees, citizens voice concerns about closing of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute (Knoxville News Sentinel, 11/30/11)
Haslam has ‘firm hope’ to avoid 5 percent TennCare cut (The Tennessean, 11/29/11)
Haslam: ‘Firm hope’ to avoid 5% TennCare cut (Knoxville News Sentinel, 11/28/11)
Gun rights groups to challenge limitations in TN (The Tennessean, 11/28/11)
TN may reduce HOPE awards (The Tennessean, 11/28/11)
Cuts to TennCare could hit provider rates (Nashville Public Radio, 11/28/11)
TennCare budget hearing explores $343M cut (NewsChannel 5, 11/28/11)
Tenn. seeks 20% improvement in student scores (Knoxville News Sentinel, 11/27/11)
Commentary: Haslam remains coy about presidential endorsement (Knoxville News Sentinel, 11/27/11)
Tennessee and Georgia lawmakers eye pill mill crackdown (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 11/24/11)
Tenn. to have little fallout from supercommittee impasse (The Tennessean, 11/23/11)
State put off portable toilet request for Occupy Nashville (The Tennessean, 11/23/11)
Gov. Haslam to hold last full day of budget hearings Tuesday (The Tennessean, 11/22/11)
TN Health Dept offers up 7% budget reduction (Missouri News Horizon, 11/22/11)
Haslam sees tourism as huge chunk of state’s bottom line (WVLT-TV, 11/22/11)
State budget show hits the road (Knoxville News Sentinel, 11/22/11)
Gov. Haslam to hold last full day of budget hearings Tuesday (The Tennessean, 11/22/11)
Democrat says lawmaker’s Muslim remarks play to fears (The Tennessean, 11/21/11)
Occupy Nashville protesters prepare for an indefinite stay on plaza (The Tennessean, 11/21/11)
Majority of Tennesseans suggest teachers are underpaid (, 11/21/11)
Poll finds Haslam, Alexander, Corker in good favor with Tennesseans (, 11/21/11)
Tuition cost shift worries Gov. Bill Haslam (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 11/20/11)
Order gives Occupy Nashville protesters more time on plaza (The Tennessean, 11/18/11)
GM will detail Spring Hill restart plans on Monday (The Tennessean, 11/18/11)
Federal judge extends injunction on Occupy Nashville curfew policy (The Tennessean, 11/17/11)
Haslam aides armed themselves with talking points well before Occupy Nashville crackdown (Nashville Scene, 11/17/11)
An open letter to Gov. Bill Haslam, the great journalistic benefactor (Nashville Scene, 11/17/11)
Straight talk eludes Gov. Bill Haslam on dropping the Occupy Nashville charges and whether US Muslims should serve their country (Nashville Scene, 11/17/11)
Millions in health dollars at risk (The Tennessean, 11/16/11)
Lies, damned lies and the Haslam administration (Nashville Scene, 11/16/11)
Public records reveal support for Occupy protesters (Daily News Journal, 11/16/11)
Protesters vow high noon occupation at Tenn. Homeland Security offices (Nashville Scene, 11/16/11)
TN Health Dept prepared to make $40M in cuts (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/16/11)
With legal win, Occupy Nashville prepares for winter camp (The Tennessean, 11/15/11)
Haslam wants DA to drop Occupy Nashville charges (The Tennessean, 11/11/11)
Occupy Nashville protesters work to keep state Capitol safe (The Tennessean, 11/9/11)
Haslam weighing position on school vouchers proposal (The Tennessean, 11/9/11)
Opinion: Celebrate speech rights at the plaza (The Tennessean, 11/9/11)
Alexander bill would close online sales-tax ‘loophole’ (The Tennessean, 11/9/11)
TN gov: Gas tax overhaul needed, but not now (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/8/11)
Haslam defends teacher evaluation system (Missouri News Horizon, 11/8/11)
Haslam says he’ll make up his mind on vouchers by year’s end (The Tennessean, 11/8/11)
Gov. Haslam foresees overhaul of TN gas tax (The Tennessean, 11/8/11)
Gov. Haslam supports new evaluation process of TN teachers (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 11/8/11)
Editorial: Education on voter ID requires huge push (Daily News Journal, 11/7/11)
Occupy Nashville protesters find their legal hero (The Tennessean, 11/6/11)
Unclear goals may quell Occupy protests (The Tennessean, 11/6/11)
Commentary: Protester arrests broke a tradition (Knoxville News Sentinel, 11/6/11)
Commentary: Don’t swat a hornet’s nest (Knoxville News Sentinel, 11/6/11)

In Tennessee, following the rules for evaluations off a cliff (New York Times, 11/6/11)
Haslam: It’s about safety, not squelching free speech (Missouri News Horizon, 11/5/11)
Group urges more capital for startups (The Tennessean, 11/5/11)
Editorial: Gov’t must not violate rights to assemble (Daily News Journal, 11/5/11)
Occupy Nashville, Republican students find common ground (The Tennessean, 11/4/11)
TN funds business accelerators (The Tennessean, 11/4/11)
Occupy Nashville vs. GOP confrontation turns into love fest (LA Times, 11/4/11)
Haslam’s dad, brother join Romney team (The Tennessean, 11/4/11)
Haslam kicks off budget process (Missouri News Horizon, 11/3/11)
State to form, fund 9 regional accelerators for entrepreneurs (Memphis Business Journal, 11/3/11)
So many Haslams (Nashville Post, 11/3/11)
Governor stays neutral as father, brother back Romney (Nashville Public Radio, 11/3/11)
Has Gov. Haslam lost the Occupy Nashville standoff on Legislative Plaza? (Nashville Scene, 11/3/11)
Occupy Nashville protesters want to ‘start anew’ with governor (Commercial Appeal, 11/3/11)
Gov. Haslam launches 9 business accelerators, including one at Memphis Bioworks (Commercial Appeal, 11/3/11)
Gov. Haslam joins Memphis officials in rolling out red carpet for site-selection experts (Commercial Appeal, 11/2/11)
Haslam talks about bringing jobs to Memphis (WMCTV, 11/2/11)
Budget cuts could hurt efforts to improve drivers license stations, officials tell Haslam (Commercial Appeal, 11/2/11)
TN gov defends arrests of ‘occupy’ protesters, even though state didn’t fight judge’s order (Washington Post, 11/1/11)
Court lets Nashville protesters stay (New York Times, 10/31/11)
Judge tells Tenn. to stop arresting Occupy protesters (CNN, 10/31/11)
Occupy Nashville protesters sue Haslam over curfew (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/31/11)
Commentary: Some Tennesseans cue-less and clueless on state issues (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/30/11)
Locals foiling efforts vs. Occupy (Politico, 10/30/11)
Video: Gov. Bill Haslam signed off on plan to arrest Occupy Nashville protesters (The Tennessean, 10/28/11)
Some college students feel targeted by TN Voter ID (Memphis Daily News, 10/28/11)
Haslam administration puts curfew on Capitol (Daily News Journal, 10/27/11)
Bredesen to stump for Obama, warns Dems against old ideas (The Tennessean, 10/27/11)
School board takes steps back, forward (Memphis Daily News, 10/27/11)
Unified school board rejects most charter school applications (Memphis Business Journal, 10/26/11)
Haslam to school board: ‘Tend to your own business.’ (Memphis Business Journal, 10/26/11)
Bill Haslam against moratorium on charter schools (WATE, 10/26/11)
Haslam doesn’t support charter school moratorium (The Tennessean, 10/26/11)
Haslam spends quality time in Jackson school (Jackson Sun, 10/26/11)
Distaste for Obama grows in Tennessee (The Tennessean, 10/25/11)
Schizophrenic Tennesseans defend rich in new MTSU poll (Nashville Scene, 10/25/11)
Gov visit West TN: Haslam talks to teachers, students about issues (Jackson Sun, 10/25/11)
Study of Tennessee state wages sought (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/24/11)
Shelby County’s unified school board seeks to delay expansion of charter schools (The Commercial Appeal, 10/24/11)
Video: Haslam seeks wage study for state workers (WBIR, 10/24/11)
Group says poll shows Tennesseans confused by voter photo ID law (Daily News Journal, 10/24/11)
Governor wants pay analysis for state workers (Daily News Journal, 10/24/11)
Health and Wellness Task Force to follow education model (Nashville Public Radio, 10/24/11)
Tennesseans rate governor, president in new MTSU poll (WBIR, 10/24/11)
Photo ID law succeeds in confusing hell out of voters (Nashville Scene, 10/24/11)
Haslam administration weighing further eco devo reform (Nashville Business Journal, 10/21/11)
Hagerty strives for small steps with business growth (Nashville Business Journal, 10.21.11)
Opinion: Guns-in-bars gets a reality check (The Tennessean, 10/20/11)
Gov. Haslam and TN district AGs create a ‘How-to-do-Meth’ video (Nashville Scene, 10/20/11)
Haslam still mum on GOP presidential favorite (Missouri News Horizon, 10/20/11)
Action urged to get Tenn state workers off food stamps (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/19/11)
Haslam blase about state workers on food stamps (Nashville Scene, 10/19/11)
Federal budget cuts stymied TN meth busts, official says (Nashville Public Radio, 10/19/11)
Battle against meth heads to schools (The Tennessean, 10/19/11)
New way to pick TN judges proposed (The Tennessean, 10/19/11)
Revised voucher bill opposed by Knoxville schools (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/19/11)
Governor’s new offensive against meth gets rolling at conference (Jackson Sun, 10/19/11)
Tenn Guns-in-Bars law sponsor resigns committee post following DUI arrest (TPM, 10/18/11)
TN Speaker: Todd resignation temporary, expects he will run for re-election (Missouri News Horizon, 10/18/11)
Big Four school systems to slug it out with GOP over vouchers (Nashville Scene, 10/18/11)
Haslam ponders school voucher bill (The Tennessean, 10/18/11)
State employees on food stamps: Is a thousand too few? (Nashville Scene, 10/18/11)
Rep. Todd resigns committee post; Speaker says it’s temporary (The Tennessean, 10/18/11)
Commentary: Gay bias bill needs to be restored, but likely won’t (The Tennessean, 10/17/11)
Todd resigns chairmanship in wake of DUI arrest (Nashville Public Radio, 10/17/11)
Gov. Haslam, Rep. Todd link up: Todd says he’s sorry (Missouri News Horizon, 10/17/11)
Struggling TN county wants Jack Daniel to give back (The Tennessean, 10/17/11)
Nearly 1,000 state workers on food aid (The Tennessean, 10/17/11)
Gov. Haslam says Rep. Curry Todd made ‘big mistake’ (The Commercial Appeal, 10/17/11)
Haslam says administration weighing proposed school voucher bill (The Commercial Appeal, 10/17/11)
Teacher evaluations slow Race to the Top (The Tennessean, 10/16/11)
Opinion: Unlike original, Haslam deal good for state and for Amazon (The Tennessean, 10/16/11)

Commentary: Tennessee irrelevant in presidential politics — except for money (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/16/11)
Sons of TN politicians cash in on names (The Tennessean, 10/16/11)
Commentary: Rep. Todd should quit chairmanship now that his credibility is shot (The Commercial Appeal, 10/16/11)
Rep. Brenda Gilmore thinks anti-gay bias bill has shot (The Tennessean, 10/15/11)
Most TN lawmakers reject tougher coal ash rules (The Tennessean, 10/15/11)
Rep.Gilmore joins effort to restore Metro ban against gay discrimination (The Tennessean, 10/14/11)
Todd resigns as chairman of House firearms panel (The Tennessean, 10/14/11)
Sales tax legislation could affect Amazon deal (The Tennessean, 10/13/11)
Knoxville retailers call on Congress to close online tax loophole (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/12/11)
Tenn’s Amazon deal is no tax hike, Gov. Haslam says (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/12/11)
Amazon’s tax & jobs deal receives local praise (Oak Ridger, 10/12/11)
Commentary: ‘Good, bad, ugly’ typical in K-12 (The Tennessean, 10/11/11)
Amazon deal changes incentives for company (Memphis Daily News, 10/11/11)
Editorial: Amazon deal good effort to bring jobs to Midstate (Daily News Journal, 10/11/11)
Haslam stays mum on personal income (Nashville Business Journal, 10/10/11)
Opinion: Tort reforms deprive citizens of right to fair jury trial (The Tennessean, 10/9/11)
TN governor refuses to disclose any personal income (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/9/11)
Commentary: Haslam’s Amazon coup is real; tale of wife’s ‘boyfriend’ isn’t (The Tennessean, 10/9/11)
Editorial: Haslam masters balancing act in Amazon deal (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/9/11)
TN lawmakers want to tell businesses financial impact of bills (The Tennessean, 10/9/11)
Occupy Nashville protesters camp out downtown (The Tennessean, 10/9/11)
Editorial: Haslam making best of situation (The Leaf Chronicle, 10/8/11)
State tourism revenue on rise (The Leaf Chronicle, 10/8/11)
Editorial: Deal improves with Amazon (Commercial Appeal, 10/8/11)
Amended Amazon pact applauded, panned (Missouri News Horizon, 10/7/11)
Opinion: Amazon redo fulfills greater good (The Tennessean, 10/7/11)
Opinion: gets three years to rack up (The Tennessean, 10/7/11)
Dems job plan stresses training, West Tennessee megasite (The Tennessean, 10/7/11)
Amazon deal may shift fight to legislature or Congress (The Tennessean, 10/7/11)
Haslam seals Amazon tax deal in Tennessee, touts new jobs (Nashville Business Journal, 10/6/11)
Traditional retailers criticize Tenn/Amazon deal (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/6/11)
Amazon deal comes with more jobs (Nashville Public Radio, 10/6/11)
Major retailers oppose Amazon deal (The Tennessean, 10/6/11)
Chattanooga woman, 96, denied voter ID (The Tennessean, 10/6/11)
Amazon scoping state for expansion sites (The Leaf Chronicle, 10/6/11)
Sides trade volleys over Tenn’s voter ID law (The Tennessean, 10/5/11)
AG opinion on taxes goes against Amazon (The Tennessean, 10/5/11)
Haslam attorney participated in incentive meeting (Knoxville News Sentinel, 10/5/11)
Haslam’s ‘Ernie’ exposed (Missouri News Horizon, 10/5/11)
Petition drive formed to repeal voter ID law (The Tennessean, 10/4/11)
TN’s voter ID plan comes under challenge (The Leaf Chronicle, 10/4/11)
TN maintains top credit rating (The Tennessean, 10/4/11)
Gov. Bill Haslam, and the Ernie who never was (Memphis Daily News, 10/4/11)
Haslam confesses stealing crowd-pleasing story about Ernie (Nashville Scene, 10/4/11)
Haslam admits crowd-pleasing anecdote not true (WRCBtv, 10/4/11)
Tennessee gun crime rate is among highest (The Tennessean, 10/4/11)
Editorial: Give proper credit to the state (The Leaf Chronicle, 10/4/11)
Tennessee keeps its credit ratings (Memphis Daily News, 10/3/11)
Lawmakers near completion of district maps (The Tennessean, 10/3/11)
State forms Agriculture and Forestry Development Task Force (The Stewart Houston Times, 10/3/11)
Haslam boosts TN’s education profile (The Tennessean, 10/1/11)
Opinion: How we pick judges is good for business (The Tennessean, 10/1/11)
How to pick judges? Issue remains politically unsettled in TN (Missouri News Horizon, 9/30/11)
Group challenges Tennesseans to come up with redistricting plans (The Tennessean, 9/30/11)
Gov. Haslam, TN education commissioner defend teacher evaluation system (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/29/11)
Dem Senate leader: Boost lottery sales and don’t cut scholarships (The Tennessean, 9/29/11)
Haslam promotes Tenn to businesses in NY (Missouri News Horizon, 9/29/11)
Tenn. voters turn out in record 2010 lows (The Tennessean, 9/29/11)
Haslam: ‘Measured Approach’ needed on lottery scholarship tweaks (Nashville Public Radio, 9/28/11)
Dems defend HOPE scholarships (Nashville Scene, 9/28/11)
Haslam says administration studying how to increase lottery proceeds (Commercial Appeal, 9/28/11)
Democrat Jim Kyle blasts attempts to reduce access to HOPE scholarship (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/28/11)
TN voter ID law awaits effect on seniors (The Tennessean, 9/28/11)
Haslam sees urban hipness in Nashville’s future (Nashville Scene, 9/28/11)
Tenn. has highest average sales tax in the nation (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/28/11)
Haslam: OK for brother to lobby on TDOT issues (The Tennessean, 9/27/11)
TN legislators consider change to how cost estimates are made (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/26/11)
Haslam discusses federal Education Dept, defends NCLB waiver request (Nashville Public Radio, 9/26/11)
Haslam Big Apple-bound again (Missouri News Horizon, 9/25/11)
No Child Left Behind opt-out ignites arguments (The Tennessean, 9/24/11)
TN Gov. Bill Haslam has pep talk for developers (Commercial Appeal, 9/24/11)
Gov. Haslam joins President Obama in altering No Child Left Behind law (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/24/11)
Judicial ethics board my get makeover (The Tennessean, 9/23/11)
Gov. Haslam promotes eco devo policies, ‘aggressive’ sale of Tennessee (Nashville Business Journal, 9/23/11)
Haslam says incentives not currently part of talks with GM (Nashville Business Journal, 9/23/11)
Haslam highlights Tenn. as national leader in education reform (The Chattanoogan, 9/23/11)
TN Education Commissioner: Don’t let officials shirk responsibilities by shrinking from education realities (Missouri News Horizon, 9/23/11)
Tennessee parties want leadership role in jobs issue (The Tennessean, 9/23/11)
TN legislators push to overhaul board that disciplines judges (The Tennessean, 9/22/11)
TN lawmakers grill courts’ disciplinary body (The Tennessean, 9/21/11)
Push to overhaul Court of Judiciary could portend broader fight (Nashville Public Radio, 9/21/11)
Hearings on Court of Judiciary underway (Missouri News Horizon, 9/21/11)
Haslam to appear on NBC education program (The Tennessean, 9/21/11)
Job losses blamed on uncollected online sales taxes (The Tennessean, 9/20/11)
Haslam comfortable with brother lobbying against rest-stop ‘commercialization’ (Missouri News Horizon, 9/19/11)
State weighing whether to run insurance exchange (Nashville Public Radio, 9/19/11)
Tennessee Governor cozies up to trial lawyers (National Review Online, 9/19/11)
Haslam defends system for picking judges (The Tennessean, 9/17/11)
Editorial: A test for voter ID (Commercial Appeal, 9/16/11)
Whether jobs return to Spring Hill is up to market, Haslam says (Nashville Public Radio, 9/16/11)
Haslam to Durbin: TN has new voter ID law under control (Missouri News Horizon, 9/16/11)
Haslam confident in state plans to implement voter ID law (Missouri News Horizon, 9/15/11)
On misinformation in the Photo ID discussion (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/15/11)
Haslam confident that TN will keep its AAA bond rating (The Tennessean, 9/15/11)
Gov: External factors could sway TN credit (Forbes, 9/15/11)
Haslam describes talks with rating agencies as ‘positive’ (, 9/15/11)
Election commission asked to provide voter registration photo IDs (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/15/11)
Tenn. pleads to keep high debt rating (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/15/11)
Haslam, other officials tout TN’s fiscal fitness in pitch for bond ratings (The Commercial Appeal, 9/15/11)
Jim Cooper and Dick Durbin blast TN’s new voter ID laws, brought to you by the Koch brothers (Nashville Scene, 9/15/11)
Haslam tells Durbin how TN will ensure voters get proper photo ID (Missouri News Horizon, 9/15/11)
Bill Haslam answers Durbin’s voter ID complaint (The Tennessean, 9/15/11)
Following NYC meetings, TN officials take a victory lap (The Daily News, 9/14/11)
Haslam campaigns for TN to keep high debt rating (The Tennessean, 9/14/11)
Haslam to credit-rating agencies: State deserves AAA status (Knoxville News and Sentinel, 9/14/11)
Democratic chair bashes ‘Bond rating dog and pony show’ (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/14/11)
Haslam says Voter ID law misundertood (Nashville Public Radio, 9/14/11)
Tennessee goes for AAA in NYC (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/14/11)
Haslam says TN bond rating trip has gone smoothly (The Tennessean, 9/14/11)
Roberson resigns from TRA (Nashville Public Radio, 9/13/11)
TN Speaker Beth Harwell defends voter ID law (The Tennessean, 9/13/11)
More TN counties dipping into reserve funds (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/13/11)
TRA chief quits as Haslam contemplates reform of agency (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/13/11)
New York rating agencies to hear from Haslam (, 9/13/11)
Harwell says Cooper, Durbin are trampling on states’ rights (Missouri News Horizon, 9/13/11)
Democratic senator attacks TN Voter ID law (The Tennessean, 9/13/11)
Opinion: Haslam falls short (Inside Vandy, 9/12/11)
Dick Durbin pushes national Amazon legislation in Nashville (Nashville Business Journal, 9/12/11)
Cooper, Durbin raise concerns over Voter ID law (Nashville Public Radio, 9/12/11)
Cooper and Durbin rap voter ID and ALEC (Nashville Scene, 9/12/11)
State Voter ID law attracting federal scrutiny (Nashville Public Radio, 9/12/11)
TN Legislative Democrats announcs jobs tour (State Gazette, 9/12/11)
TDOT under Bill Haslam undoing reforms (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 9/10/11)
Haslam expects review of TN regulations by fall (The Tennessean, 9/9/11)
Tennessee ‘too easy’ on jobless, GOP lawmaker says (The Commercial Appeal, 9/8/11)
Editorial: Preparation for loss of funds is responsible (The Leaf Chronicle, 9/8/11)
Republicans bash TN Democrats’ job tour (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/7/11)
Commentary: Leadership profiles created by things beyond control (Daily News Journal, 9/7/11)
Legislators focus on job creation (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/7/11)
Democrats plan six-day ‘jobs tour’ through state (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/7/11)
Separate partisan efforts underway to discover jobs legislation (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/7/11)
Dem House leader sees new law as a three-way attack on teachers (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/7/11)
Haslam on jobs: Reassuring, cheerleading…and politicking? (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/6/11)
Splitting Davidson County could hurt GOP (The Tennessean, 9/4/11)
New health commissioner criticized by anti-abortion group (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/3/11)
New TN health commissioner incurs political wrath (The Tennessean, 9/3/11)
School consolidation opponents differ on next step (Memphis Daily News, 9/2/11)
Redistricting maps may be under wraps until January (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/2/11)
TN Right to Life expresses concern at Haslam health pick (The Chattanoogan, 9/2/11)
Tennessee among Barron’s best-run states (Knoxville News Sentinel, 9/2/11)
State, local leaders tout new EconDev direction (Memphis Flyer, 9/2/11)
Haslam appoints his members of the school merger board (Memphis Flyer, 9/2/11)
Haslam meets with Memphis business leaders (Memphis Business Journal, 9/2/11)
Who doesn’t want to be  an ‘Education Governor?’ (Missouri News Horizon, 9/1/11)
FEMA freezes $30.4 million in Nashville buyouts (Nashville Business Journal, 9/1/11)
Jackson voters split on ID law – would require photo IDs in 2012 (Jackson Sun, 9/1/11)
GOP Speaker forecasts cuts to budget, business regulations in 2012 (Tennessee Report, 9/1/11)
Haslam, Alexander agree govt can’t subsidize ethanol indefinitely (Missouri News Horizon, 8/31/11)
Governor plans jobs trip to California (Missouri News Horizon, 8/31/11)
TennCare could take big hit (The Tennessean, 8/31/11)
Haslam, Alexander tour East TN biorefinery (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/31/11)
Legislator becomes state union chief; GOP sees conflict (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/29/11)
TN legislators make summer trip to China (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/28/11)
Haslam won’t tweak lawsuit damages law (Daily News Journal, 8/22/11)
Legislators question legality of governor cutting a deal with Amazon (Knoxville News Sentinel, 8/13/11)
Retailers battle Amazon over taxes (The Tennessean, 8/12/11)
Haslam visits TN troops overseas (Memphis Daily News, 8/4/11)
Globe-trotter Haslam phones home from Kuwait (Memphis Flyer, 8/3/11)
TN launches campaign to educate voters about new photo ID law (, 8/3/11)
Haslam lands in Afghanistan on war zone tour (Nashville Public Radio, 8/3/11)
Gov. Haslam makes surprise trip to see US troops in Iraq, Kuwait (The Tennessean, 8/3/11)
Dem leaders say Gov. Haslam may have ‘usurped’ power (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/3/11)
Gov. Haslam visiting Tennessee’s troops in Mideast (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/3/11)
Haslam says he’s more focused on job creation (Marshall County Tribune, 8/3/11)
Wow, just when you think Stacey Campfield can’t sink any lower (Nashville Scene, 8/2/11)
Haslam impressed with troops’ service in Iraq, Kuwait (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8/2/11)
Haslam: ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill will ‘probably never pass’ (Towleroad, 8/2/11)
‘The ‘Don’t say gay’ bill…probably is never going to pass’ (Metro Pulse, 8/1/11)
State asks feds for NCLB waiver (Memphis Daily News, 8/1/11)
JULY 2011
Haslam: Washington can’t ignore Amazon sales-tax issue indefinitely (Missouri News Horizon, 7/31/11)
GM collected $17M from TN for  jobs, then left (The Tennessean, 7/31/11)
Tenn. is OK for 6 weeks if debt ceiling not raised (The Tennessean, 7/31/11)
Haslam counters critics, claims handling state lawmakers, legislation a minor part of job (Nashville City Paper, 7/31/11)
Haslam working credit agencies to save state’s rating (Memphis Daily News, 7/29/11)
Haslam talks roads, jobs, education (Paris Post-Intelligencer, 7/29/11)
TN requests waiver from No Child Left Behind (Nashville Public Radio, 7/29/11)
Haslam: TN OK for weeks even if US defaults (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/29/11)
TN officials confident about short-term finances in debt crisis (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/28/11)
Former TN revenue chief cleared of wrongdoing (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/27/11)
TN state employees seek cost-savings ideas (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/27/11)
TN fears ‘virtual school’ may drain taxpayer funds (Commercial Appeal, 7/25/11)
Gov. Haslam keeps eye on licensing case (The Tennessean, 7/21/11)
Gov. Haslam fears ‘personal agenda’ in nurse probe (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/21/11)
Haslam downplays possible downgrade of TN bond rating (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/21/11)
Tennessee sees revenue revival (The Tennessean, 7/20/11)
Moody’s warns TN may see credit rating drop (The Tennessean, 7/20/11)
Tennessee to provide grants for local planning (The Tennessean, 7/19/11)
GOP, Cooper sizing up potential fight after redistricting (Nashville Public Radio, 7/18/11)
Drop in federal funding leaves TN fearing some welfare is gone for good (The Tennessean, 7/18/11)
Mitch Daniels tells TN GOP: Use Obama slogans as weapons (The Tennessean, 7/17/11)
Republicans look to solidify status as ruling party (Missouri News Horizon, 7/16/11)
Republicans celebrate wins, prepare for 2012 election at Statesmen’s Dinner (Nashville Public Radio, 7/16/11)
Haslam expects federal belt-tightening to squeeze Tennessee (Missouri News Horizon, 7/15/11)
At Statesmen’s Dinner, GOP will eye further TN expansion (Nashville Public Radio, 7/15/11)
Gov. Haslam refuses raises for state workers with disciplinary issues (The Tennessean, 7/15/11)
Haslam staying away from TN AD search (Oak Ridger, 7/14/11)
Oak Ridge educators, Haslam meet over pizza (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/14/11)
Republicans select gun bills task force (The Tennessean, 7/14/11)
Haslam talks Dept of Energy issues with officials (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/14/11)
Haslam denies raises for some state workers (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/14/11)
Gay rights inevitable despite rage of opponents (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/13/11)
Opinion: TN tort reform came without costs seen elsewhere (The Tennessean, 7/12/11)
TN Dems post Haslam news summary on Facebook (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/11/11)
Haslam’s office cuts off hundreds from clip service (The Tennessean, 7/10/11)
Opinion: Haslam should bring back full list for his Daily News Clips (Jackson Sun, 7/10/11)
Opinion: Transparency would build public trust (The Tennessean, 7/10/11)
Opinion: Less openness could be sign of inexperience (The Tennessean, 7/10/11)
Commentary: Sales tax quandary disunites the states (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/10/11)
Editorial: Bill Haslam’s Internet mission (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 7/10/11)
Analysis: Haslam is proving none too transparent (The Commercial Appeal, 7/7/11)
Haslam: Online sales tax legislation may scare off Amazon (The Tennessean, 7/7/11)
Haslam prefers congressional NCLB overhaul over waiver (Nashville Public Radio, 7/7/11)
TN Gov. Haslam willing to take lead on Internet sales tax (The Commercial Appeal, 7/6/11)
Haslam calls for federal action to tax online retailers (Nashville Public Radio, 7/6/11)
Haslam offers national leadership on Amazon issue, will he have pull? (Nashville Business Journal, 7/6/11)
Haslam’s transparency in TN government plan stalls after rough start (Kingsport Times News, 7/5/11)
Haslam looks beyond General Assembly- Gov refocuses priorities (The Tennessean, 7/5/11)
Haslam governs less than openly (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/3/11)
Haslam sets simpler agenda (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/3/11)
Haslam sits out redistricting (Knoxville News Sentinel, 7/3/11)
JUNE 2011
Help is here for startup businesses, says Gov. Haslam (Tri-State Defender, 6/30/11)
GOP House leader: AG ruling won’t halt Amazon plans (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/30/11)
TN AG says Amazon bill constitutionally valid (Knoxville News Sentinel, 6/29/11)
Haslam ‘probably’ to back tuition hikes (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/23/11)
Judge: No trial in Memphis schools merger lawsuit (The Tennessean, 6/22/11)
Opinion: Reduce bill submissions, but don’t stifle representation (Jackson Sun, 6/22/11)
Haslam: It’s a ‘buyer’s market’ for business expansion in TN (Kingsport Times News, 6/22/11)
Poll: Immigrants viewed as a ‘burden’ (The Tennessean, 6/21/11)
Haslam backs education reform (Kingsport Times News, 6/21/11)
Haslam chides legislature for too many bills during recent session (The City Paper, 6/21/11)
Haslam: State should pay for bigger chunk of higher ed (Nashville Public Radio, 6/21/11)
Haslam touts accomplishments in first months, but says more work needed on education (, 6/21/11)
Haslam sees no reduction in state sales tax any time soon (Kingsport Times News, 6/21/11)
TN Legislature loses favor over treatment of teachers (The Tennessean, 6/19/11)
Tennesseans didn’t think new teacher laws needed (The Tennessean, 6/19/11)
State’s anti-discrimination law emboldens gay community (The Tennessean, 6/18/11)
Haslam wary as UT, TBR eye tuition hikes (Nashville Public Radio, 6/17/11)
Shelby County agrees to take Planned Parenthood funds (The Tennessean, 6/17/11)
New TN law limits lawsuit payouts (The Tennessean, 6/17/11)
Haslam reiterates charter school aim (The Commercial Appeal, 6/16/11)
State lawmakers’ obsession with Planned Parenthood is about to wreak havoc in Nashville (Nashville Scene, 6/16/11)
Haslam touts education agenda in Memphis, signs charter school bill (Memphis Flyer, 6/16/11)
Haslam signs tort reform measure into law (Nashville Public Radio, 6/16/11)
Haslam signs bill capping jury awards for pain and suffering (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/16/11)
Editorial: Explore other options for GA water woes (Knoxville News-Sentinel, 6/16/11)
Opinion: Protect our Tennessee water (The Chattanoogan, 6/15/11)
Opinion: New E-Verify law leaves loopholes for TN employers (The Tennessean, 6/15/11)
Haslam tells judges state government’s recovery from recession will take several years (Daily Reporter, 6/15/11)
Haslam signs charter schools bill into law in Memphis (Memphis Business Journal, 6/15/11)
Group sues to overturn state law that nullifies nondiscrimination ordinance (The Tennessean, 6/14/11)
Group to sue over repeal of gay nondiscrimination law (The Tennessean, 6/12/11)
TN Planned Parenthood chapters stripped of federal funding (The Tennessean, 6/11/11)
TN’s poor health is a drain on resources, Haslam says (The Tennessean, 6/10/11)
Economist: TN economy growing stronger (The Tennessean, 6/10/11)
Haslam launches statewide health and wellness task force (Nashville City Paper, 6/9/11)
Haslam’s move increases exemptions to TN’s Hall income tax (The Tennessean, 6/9/11)
Haslam signs teachers union bill, increase to Hall tax exemptions (The Tennessean, 6/8/11)
Non-discrimination petition taken to gov’s office (WSMV, 6/3/11)
Tennesseans expected to see extended jobless benefits restored soon (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/2/11)
Teacher bargaining, corporate contribution bills now TN law (The Tennessean, 6/2/11)
Haslam signs paper ballot, voter ID bills (The Tennessean, 6/1/11)
Haslam: Teacher quality trumps numbers (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 6/1/11)
MAY 2011
Haslam comfortable with anti-terrorism bill (WSMV, 5/31/11)
Haslam: Good teachers can outweigh smaller classes (Nashville Public Radio, 5/31/11)
TN GOP gains legislative wins, critics (The Tennessean, 5/29/11)
Opinion: GOP-led legislature delivered a conservative wish list of bills (Knoxville News Sentinel, 5/29/11)
Opinion: Five months in, Haslam is a plus for Memphis (Commercial Appeal, 5/29/11)
Opinion: TN lawmakers voted for a raft of nonsensical, discriminatory and mean-spirited bills (Commercial Appeal, 5/29/11)
Some companies say TN’s anti-discrimination law will hurt (Kingsport Times News, 5/29/11)
Haslam rejects claims that teacher morale flagging (WSMV-TV, 5/26/11)
By giving his approval to the noxious HB600, Haslam sells out TN to a far-right agenda (Nashville Scene, 5/26/11)
Haslam: Leave discrimination policies to companies (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/25/11)
CO Gov. Hickenlooper gives transit advice to Nashville (Nashville Business Journal, 5/25/11)
TN House approves bill to limit teachers unions (The Tennessean, 5/20/11)
Haslam, Legislature enact conservative agenda (Southern Political Report, 5/18/11)
Editorial: Utility district reform a statewide triumph (Knoxville News Sentinel, 5/18/11)
Illegal immigration bill put on hold (Knoxville News Sentinel, 5/18/11)
TN House sends antidiscrimination reversal to Gov. Haslam (The Tennessean, 5/18/11)
Haslam cheers teachers (The Tennessean, 5/18/11)
Bill bans Nashville measure against gay bias (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/18/11)
Democrats push for jobless benefits (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/17/11)
Extra jobless benefits up to Senate (Knoxville News Sentinel, 5/17/11)
Haslam opposes legislation to ax Amazon tax break (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/17/11)
Arizona-style immigration bill punted to next year (Nashville Public Radio, 5/17/11)
Business leaders: Amazon tax deal ‘not fair’ (Knoxville news Sentinel, 5/17/11)
Bill restoring jobless benefits moves but Haslam’s stance remains unclear (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/16/11)
TN lawmakers aim to wrap up session this week (Forbes, 5/16/11)
Scramble on to revive jobless benefits (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 5/15/11)
State lapse lets aid to unemployed expire (The Tennessean, 5/15/11)
TN lawmakers reverse Metro anti-discrimination law (The Tennessean, 5/13/11)
Lawsuit reform passes TN Senate (The Tennessean, 5/12/11)
Long debate, but tort reform passes easily in TN Senate (Nashville Public Radio, 5/12/11)
TN Senate approves legislation to cap awards from personal-injury cases (Commercial Appeal, 5/12/11)
Gov. Haslam’s tort reform passes (Nashville Business Journal, 5/12/11)
TN Senate approves bill to repeal Metro’s new anti-discrimination law (The Tennessean, 5/12/11)
‘Don’t say gay’ bill draws protests, fails to advance (The Tennessean, 5/11/11)
Opinion: Governor heeds call for social services (The Tennessean, 5/8/11)
Haslam eases budget cuts to health care (The Tennessean, 5/4/11)
Some state budget cuts avoided (Knoxville News Sentinel, 5/4/11)
TennCare cuts to be reduced, Haslam announces (The Tennessean, 5/3/11)
Video: Haslam comfortable with ban on collective bargaining (Tennessee Report, 5/3/11)
Democrats disappointed in anti-collective bargaining bill’s senate passage (Tennessee Report, 5/3/11)
Opinion: Haslam’s move on economic development abandons past success (Jackson Sun, 5/1/11)
APRIL 2011
Opinion: State Republican job plan too little, too late (The Tennessean, 4/30/11)
Hard choices for Haslam: Tough revenue picture marks 1st 100 days (Jackson Sun, 4/30/11)
Lawmakers: Deal afoot to reduce TennCare cuts (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/29/11)
Is there a right-wing plank too extreme for GOP legislators to adopt? Not so far. (Nashville Scene, 4/28/11)
Opinion: Haslam jobs initiatives shouldn’t be too narrow (Daily News Journal, 4/28/11)
Opinion: Haslam budget snips safety net (The Tennessean, 4/28/11)
Opinion: Wrong message on economic development (Commercial Appeal, 4/28/11)
Direct corporate donations to political candidates will be legalized in TN (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/27/11)
Haslam’s jobs plan will stress expansion at TN companies (Asheville Citizen-Times, 4/22/11)
Senate speaker questions Amazon deal (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/22/11)
Haslam unveils economic development effort (Bristol Herald Courier, 4/21/11)
Ramsey calls for meeting with former ECD Commissioner (Nashville Public Radio, 4/21/11)
Haslam’s double down on job creation (Nashville Business Journal, 4/21/11)
Jobs4TN sees the big picture; now for innovation (Bristol Herald Courier, 4/21/11)
Haslam orders new strategy for jobs (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/21/11)
Haslam cuts positions at job promoting agency (Nashville Public Radio, 4/21/11)
Haslam refocuses job growth strategy (The Tennessean, 4/21/11)
State focuses on growth clusters (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/21/11)
TN House panel OKs limits on liability lawsuits (The Commercial Appeal, 4/20/11)
Haslam to cut staff at Economic and Community Development (The Tennessean, 4/20/11)
Haslam restructures state economic development agency (The Commercial Appeal, 4/20/11)
71 positions to be cut as TN shifts economic development focus (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/20/11)
Haslam notes successes of first 100 days in office (Kingsport Times News, 4/20/11)
Editorial: Cabinet pay – an explanation (The Commercial Appeal, 4/20/11)
Haslam accepts Bredesen’s logic on Amazon deal (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/20/11)
Senators challenge, defend tort reform job claims (Nashville Public Radio, 4/19/11)
Editorial: Bill to cap damages not based in reality (Daily News Journal, 4/15/11)
EPA forces TVA to shut dirty coal plants (Forbes, 4/15/11)
Tort reform bill gets backing from business, but some groups say problem exaggerated (Memphis Business Journal, 4/15/11)
TVA, EPA, states settle (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 4/15/11)
Haslam meets with TN House GOP; no bargaining talk (Memphis Daily News, 4/13/11)
Bill to elect superintendents fails (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/13/11)
Haslam stands by Cabinet pay raises (Memphis Business Journal, 4/13/11)
Opinion: Citizens see no need for civil courts reform (The Commercial Appeal, 4/13/11)
Haslam signs tenure changes into law (The Chattanoogan, 4/12/11)

Gov. Haslam defends pay raises for his Cabinet (The Commercial Appeal, 4/12/11)
Opinion: Haslam cabinet pay increases send wrong message (Jackson Sun, 4/7/11)
TN education chief mum on teacher bargaining rights (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/6/11)
Haslam budget would bolster state wages (The Daily Helmsman, 4/6/11)
TN state lawmakers to deal with liability-lawsuit limits (Commercial Appeal, 4/6/11)
Teachers union delivers petition to lawmakers (The Tennessean, 4/5/11)
Video: Crissy Haslam hopes to raise literacy rate in TN (The Tennessean, 4/5/11)
Gov. Haslam’s budget proposal draws few complaints (The Tennessean, 4/5/11)
Commentary: Tort reform taking spotlight, but ‘business-friendly’ bills aplenty (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/4/11)
Commentary: GOP lawmakers weed and fertilize agenda fields (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/3/11)
Ron Ramsey says he won’t run for governor in 2014 (The Tennessean, 4/3/11)
Dem leader on ‘Shakedown Bill’ Haslam’s fundraiser for GOP (Knoxville News Sentinel, 4/3/11)
Opinion: Haslam ruffled Thompson’s feathers (The Tennessean, 4/2/11)
Ramsey pledges end to union’s power (, 4/1/11)
Ramsey outlines reasons why he voted to have all judges elected (The Chattanoogan, 4/1/11)
Ramsey backs bill requiring judicial elections to force system’s hand (The Tennessean, 4/1/11)
MARCH 2011
Haslam: Republicans aren’t ‘after teachers’ (The Tennessean, 3/31/11)
Ramsey strongly stresses he will not make 2014 gubernatorial run (The City Paper, 3/31/11)
Ramsey: No interest in running for governor against Haslam (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/31/11)
TN Senate gives final OK to tougher tenure requirements for teachers (Commercial Appeal, 3/31/11)
Judicial election latest disagreement in TN GOP (Jackson Sun, 3/31/11)
Teacher tenure bill headed to Haslam (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/31/11)
Ramsey casts tiebreaking vote on judicial election (Kingsport Times News, 3/30/11)
Ramsey breaks committee tie on judge elections bill (Chattanooga Times Free Pres, 3/30/11)
State House puts off action on Gov’s tort reform rewrite (Nashville Public Radio, 3/30/11)
Haslam applauds schools’ successes, looks ahead to new challenges (The Tennessean, 3/30/11)
Haslam lauds education reform on school tour (The Tennessean, 3/29/11)
Education reforms move through General Assembly (The Tennessean, 3/29/11)
Opinion: Support teachers in education reform effort (The Tennessean, 3/29/11)
TN teachers may get mandatory summer raise (The Tennessean, 3/29/11)
TN’s tea party declares war on public education (The Tennessean, 3/28/11)
Tea Party goes after anti-bargaining bill wafflers (Knoxville News Sentinel, 3/27/11)
Analysis: Education reform divides TN Republicans (The Tennessean, 3/27/11)
Teachers’ union now gets shut out of reform debate (The Tennessean, 3/27/11)
Fred Thompson lobbying against Haslam’s push to limit ‘litigation risk’ (Knoxville News Sentinel, 3/27/11)
Governor leads ‘honest conversation’ with teachers (Freeport Times News, 3/26/11)
Haslam gathers input for economic growth strategy (Freeport Times News, 3/26/11)
Opinion: Governor’s litigation reform sets fair limits (The Tennessean, 3/25/11)
Haslam’s education reforms near first victory as TN House passes tough teacher tenure (The Tennessean, 3/25/11)
Laws lose tainted terms (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/25/11)
Teacher tenure bill OK’d (Knoxville News Sentinel, 3/25/11)
National group runs ads claiming Amazon deal ‘hurts Main Street’ (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 3/24/11)
Fred Thompson joins debate in opposing cap on civil damages (The Tennessean, 3/24/11)
Haslam’s litigation reform faces unlikely GOP foe in Fred Thompson (The Tennessean, 3/23/11)
Gov. Haslam monitoring immigration reform for threats to business (Nashville Business Journal, 3/23/11)
Tenn. bill would make following Shariah a felony (Washington Post, 3/1/11)
Sharia law ban proposed in Tennessee (Washington Post, 2/24/11)
Bredesen only Dem who could mount serious challenge to Corker (Public Policy Polling, 2/15/11)
Editorial: Words chosen carefully in schools standoff (Memphis Daily News, 2/3/11)
Editorial: TennCare costs targeted again (Commercial Appeal, 2/2/11)
Lawmakers add to Memphis schools merger debate with amended bills (Commercial Appeal, 2/2/11)
Haslam won’t make major changes in tax incentives in TN (Nashville Business Journal, 2/2/11)
Haslam enters local schools fray(Memphis Daily News, 2/2/11)
Service agencies brace for cuts (Nashville Public Radio, 2/2/11)
Haslam: TN must prioritize amid stimulus (Bloomberg, 2/1/11)
Haslam gets involved, asks for transition plan for Memphis school merger (Memphis Flyer, 2/1/11)
Haslam warns of ‘painful’ Tennessee budget cuts (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 1/31/11)
Haslam freezes rule change that affects Pilot (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 1/30/11)
Haslam pledges to be open about secrecy (Knoxville News Sentinel, 1/30/11)
Bill Haslam – An Undecided Governor (Knoxville News Sentinel, 1/30/11)
Opinion: Gov. Bill Haslam stumbles at start (, 1/28/11)
Haslam says education proposals aren’t anti-teacher (The Tennessean, 1/27/11)
Haslam’s campaign spent $16.7 million (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 1/27/11)
Haslam campaign final spending total: $16.7 M (Knoxville News Sentinel, 1/26/11)
Haslam defends teachers amidst anti-union effort (Nashville Public Radio, 1/26/11)
Dems call teachers’ union ban slap in the face (WSMV, 1/26/11)
Haslam orders 45 day rules freeze (Clarksville Business & Heritage, 1/25/11)
The rise of Bill Haslam – Haslams about more than Pilot (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 1/23/11)
Haslam says he’s keeping his focus on managing the state, not pushing an agenda (Knoxville News Sentinel, 1/23/11)
Haslam to signal education reforms (The Tennessean, 1/23/11)
Haslam wants tougher tenure rules for teachers (The Tennessean, 1/22/11)
Commentary: Haslam starting off on the wrong foot (Knoxville News Sentinel, 1/20/11)
Opinion: Haslam needs to learn meaning of transparency (The Tennessean, 1/20/11)
Editorial: Haslam must prove commitment to openness (Knoxville News Sentinel, 1/20/11)
Haslam freezes new state regulations (Knoxville News Sentinel, 1/20/11)
Haslam defends disclosure decision (The Tennessean, 1/19/11)
New GOP leadership in TN considers more education reforms (The Tennessean, 1/19/11)
Haslam wants a responsive, frugal and humble TN state government (Commercial Appeal, 1/19/11)
Opinion: Haslam’s call on income disclosure hurts public trust (Jackson Sun, 1/18/11)
Dem Chair: Haslam starts on wrong foot by dismissing financial disclosure rules (The Chattanoogan, 1/17/11)
Haslam order rescinds earnings disclosure rule (the Tennessean, 1/17/11)
Editorial: Haslam draws on business leaders (The Tennessean, 1/17/11)
Haslam’s advisers are largely ‘outsiders’ to state government (The Tennessean, 1/15/11)
Haslam sticking to no layoffs in 1st year (Bloomberg, 1/12/11)
Haslam governor-elect promises pro-business (, 1/11/11)
Real education reform coming? (Nashville Metro Pulse, 1/12/11)
Haslam predicts no changes to state handgun carry law (Kingsport Times News, 1/11/11)
Haslam says no layoffs in first year (The Tennessean, 1/10/11)
Haslam joins outcry over health reform’s budget impact (Nashville Business Journal, 1/10/11)
Haslam talks principals, small business during 1st day of statewide swing (The Chattanoogan, 1/10/11)
Gov-elect Haslam wrestles with issues facing TN (Commercial Appeal, 1/9/11)
Haslam’s good-bye: Being mayor ‘best job I’ve ever had’ (Knoxville News Sentinel, 1/5/11)
Haslam points to positives, possibilities for ‘great city’ (Knoxville News Sentinel, 1/5/11)
Haslam’s ‘Top-to-Bottom’ agency review underway (Tennessee Report, 1/4/11)

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