governor bill haslam http://wmot.org en Haslam Says No to State-Run Health Insurance Exchange http://wmot.org/post/haslam-says-no-state-run-health-insurance-exchange <p></p><p><span class="s1">NASHVILLE, Tenn</span>. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee will not create a state-run health insurance exchange, but the Republican governor says he remains undecided about whether to expand Medicaid.</p><p class="p1">Haslam said the lack of information from the federal government about the insurance marketplaces was "scary" and that that he considered it a business decision to let the federal government run the program.</p><p class="p1">Haslam acknowledged that getting a state-run exchange approved by the Legislature would be a difficult prospect.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:34:51 +0000 Associated Press 18667 at http://wmot.org Haslam Says No to State-Run Health Insurance Exchange Governor Concludes Higher-Ed Listening Sessions http://wmot.org/post/governor-concludes-higher-ed-listening-sessions <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has wrapped up a series of meetings&nbsp;that focused on&nbsp;the future of the state’s higher education system.</p><p>Beginning in June, the governor held listening sessions in seven cities from Blountville in the far northeast to Memphis in the southwest. Haslam sought comment from educators, business leaders and legislators.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:29:49 +0000 Mike Osborne 15093 at http://wmot.org Governor's Education Plan Gets Chilly Reception http://wmot.org/post/governors-education-plan-gets-chilly-reception <p style="line-height: 200%"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'; font-size: 14pt">MOUNT PLEASANT, <span style="color: red">Tenn</span> (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Governor Bill Haslam&#39;s plan to lift a cap on class size averages is meeting resistance from educators.</span></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:33:54 +0000 Associated Press 7083 at http://wmot.org Governor's Education Plan Gets Chilly Reception