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Editorial questions Gov. Haslam’s priorities after teacher pay reversal

J.C. Bowman, executive director of Professional Educators of Tennessee, on Tuesday penned a response to Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to delay a promised increase in teacher salaries. With the disclaimer that matters related to teacher pay have a direct impact

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It’s official; we have a governor’s race

If a tree gets re-elected in a forest with no one running against it, does it make so much as a ripple on the public’s sonar? Well never fear, dear Tennesseans; now hear this. Gov. Bill Haslam may have dodged

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A couple of alleged shams

East Tennessee Republicans Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander each came under fire on Tuesday for a “farce” and “manufactured political theatre,” respectively. Haslam’s attack came from the Democrats, while Alexander’s was from his right-wing primary rival, Rep.

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Keeping the bench warm

Gov. Bill Haslam today issued Executive Order No. 34, which establishes the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments. This is intended to allow the governor to fill vacancies on the state’s high courts while there is no Legislature-defined process in place.

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Got cases? Objections? Statom.

Governor Bill Haslam has appointed a replacement for former Hamilton County Sessions Court Judge Ron Durby. From the inbox: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Lila Statom of Chattanooga as General Sessions Court Judge in Hamilton County. Statom

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