Topic: Bill Haslam
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD) reported Friday almost 200,000 jobs were posted on the Jobs4TN.gov website in April 2016.
That marks a record number of job opportunities employers across the state have advertised on the site.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Bolsters Drive to 55 Campaign With New College Counseling Program for High Schools
Advise TN to provide college counseling assistance to 10,000 students in first year
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced Advise TN, a program to increase the number of students accessing higher education by providing college counselors to 30 public high schools and 10,000 junior and senior students across the state this fall.
The new initiative, administered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), supports the state’s Drive to 55 campaign to increase the number of Tennesseans with a postsecondary degree or credential to 55 percent by 2025.
Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce 15 Communities to Receive Site Development Grants
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd have announced that 15 communities will receive $5.7 million in Site Development Grants to prepare economic development sites for market.
The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Development Fund announced by Haslam and Boyd last October.
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security commissioner has led public safety subcabinet
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons will leave the administration at the end of the summer.
Gibbons has led the department since the start of the administration in 2011 and has also served as the chair of the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governors Bill Haslam made the following statement after signing Senate Bill 1556:
“Although Senate Bill 1556 has received attention for its perceived focus, my job is to look at the actual substance of the legislation. After considerable thought and discussion with counselors both for and against the bill, I have decided to sign Senate Bill 1556.”
Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts
“Tyler Head” bill passes the House and is also headed to the Governor
Nashville, TN – Several bills sponsored by State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) moved along in committees last week. This is a general update on the bills and events on the Hill from this week.
House Bill 2616/Senate Bill 2635 The #SayDyslexia bill has now passed both the Senate and the House and is headed to the Governor for his signature. The bill will address early screening and intervention for the students with attributes of dyslexia.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Thanks Legislature for Partnering to Make Largest Investment in K-12 Without a Tax Increase
Tennessee General Assembly Passes Legislation to Strengthen K-12 and Higher Education
Nashville, TN – On Friday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam thanked members of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly for their work this session and partnership in passing a balanced budget and legislation to continue the state’s focus on education.
“For Tennesseans who don’t follow news out of the State Capitol every day, I think you can take away two main things from this session: education and fiscal strength,” stated Haslam.
Nashville, TN – The sine die resolution has passed, officially bringing a close to the 109th Tennessee General Assembly in the state’s capital.
The Tennessee Republican Party released the following statement about the final session from Chairman Ryan Haynes:
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s Basic Education Program Enhancement Passes Legislature With Broad Support
Strengthens Education Funding Formula, Will Implement Record-Breaking Investment in K-12
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam praised overwhelming passage by the 109th Tennessee General Assembly of the Basic Education Program (BEP) Enhancement Act, which strengthens the funding formula for K-12 education in Tennessee.
The Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget approved by the General Assembly last week and this corresponding legislation enhance the BEP, making the largest investment in K-12 education in Tennessee’s history without a tax increase.
Tennessee Unemployment Rate at 4.5% for March
Nashville, TN – Tennessee employers have tens of thousands of open positions for qualified applicants across the state.
With Tennessee’s latest unemployment rate at its lowest level since June 2007, there is an abundance of job openings across the state.
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