haslam http://wmot.org en Tennesseans Get Chance to Comment on Health Care http://wmot.org/post/tennesseans-get-chance-comment-health-care <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)&nbsp; -- &nbsp;In spite of his opposition to federal health care reforms, Governor Haslam appears to be moving forward with preparations to implement the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak says she&rsquo;s preparing to conduct a series of health care public comment sessions state-wide. McPeak will take input from residents on what essential health benefits should be made mandatory for health policies sold in Tennessee.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:08:43 +0000 Mike Osborne 13128 at http://wmot.org Governor Haslam Begins Higher Education Review http://wmot.org/post/governor-haslam-begins-higher-education-review <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Gov. Bill Haslam&nbsp;began a review of the state&#39;s college and university systems at his residence on Tuesday.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:15:46 +0000 AP/WMOT 13046 at http://wmot.org Reaction in Tennessee to Health Care Ruling http://wmot.org/post/reaction-tennessee-health-care-ruling <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Reaction&nbsp;in Tennessee&nbsp;to&nbsp;Thursday&#39;s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act&nbsp;has been strong&nbsp;if somewhat predictable.</p><p>Within hours of the decision&rsquo;s announcement, Governor Haslam had recorded and uploaded his reaction to YouTube.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:20:26 +0000 AP/WMOT 12628 at http://wmot.org Tennesseans Approve of Governor, Legislature http://wmot.org/post/tennesseans-approve-governor-legislature <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennesseans are sticking to a surprisingly center-of-the-road public policy line in spite of&nbsp; this election season&rsquo;s&nbsp;heated political rhetoric.</p><p>WMOT will be looking at the results of the latest Middle Tennessee University Survey Group poll over the next few days. The twice-yearly phone survey was released Wednesday.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:07:08 +0000 Mike Osborne 8013 at http://wmot.org MTSU Poll Gives Santorum Commanding Lead in Tenn. http://wmot.org/post/mtsu-poll-gives-santorum-commanding-lead-tenn <p>NASHVILLE,&nbsp;Tenn. (AP/WMOT)&nbsp;&nbsp;Presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he&rsquo;s undaunted that most Tennessee Republican leaders have chosen not to endorse him for the nomination.&nbsp;</p><p>The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania told reporters after a speech at the Temple Baptist Church in Powell&nbsp;Wednesday that as the &quot;insurgent candidate,&quot; he doesn&#39;t expect to draw the support of&nbsp;GOP establishment.</p><p>But Santorum expressed confidence he will carry Tennessee and other states holding their primaries on Super Tuesday.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 19:09:33 +0000 Mike Osborne 7969 at http://wmot.org