republican en Gov. Haslam's Conservative Credentials Questioned <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) &mdash; Two county chapters of the Tennessee&nbsp;GOP say Governor Haslam isn&rsquo;t conservative enough and have passed resolutions calling on state party leaders to sanction him.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:26:14 +0000 Mike Osborne 13347 at Gov. Haslam's Conservative Credentials Questioned Congressional Field Hearing Convenes in Murfreesboro <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; A Congressional Field Hearing was conducted Monday in Murfreesboro. &nbsp;The meeting is an official session of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but none of the committee&rsquo;s Democrats are in attendance.</p><p>Among those who&nbsp;did turn out include Gov. Bill Haslam, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, along with U.S. Reps. Scott Desjarlais, Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn&hellip;all Republicans.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:28:47 +0000 AP/WMOT 12221 at Haslam Out of Step with GOP on "Living Wage" Issue <p>NASHVILLE,&nbsp;Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says he wants to leave it up to local governments to decide whether to set their own wage requirements for contractors.</p><p>Haslam&#39;s stance puts him at odds with some fellow Republicans in the State General Assembly.</p><p>Two Republican legislators have announced plans to submit a measure that would ban higher wage requirements set by local governments and repeal those standards already enacted.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 18:26:19 +0000 AP/WMOT 5026 at