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10:52am

Fri June 22, 2012
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Haslam Responds to Calls for Legislative Session

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees have approved tuition hikes that range from 8 percent at the Knoxville campus to 3.5 percent at the university's College of Law.

UT President Joe DiPietro told reporters after the vote Thursday that nobody wants tuition hikes, but there’s little alternative.

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11:44am

Mon April 30, 2012
Governor Bill Haslam Attends Ceremony

MTSU Breaks Ground on New Science Building

MTSU groundbreaking group: Let the work begin! Dignitaries jubilantly toss the ceremonial first shovels of dirt for MTSU's long-awaited new Science Building on campus May 3.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State University broke ground on its new $147 million dollar science building Thursday afternoon.

Governor Bill Haslam, Speaker of the Tennessee House, Beth Harwell, and a large delegation of state legislators joined MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee in turning ceremonial shovels of dirt on the construction site.

MTSU’s enrollment has more than quadrupled in the years since the school’s current science buildings were constructed. The new building has been at the top of Tennessee higher education’s wish list for years.

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11:33am

Thu April 19, 2012
Concern Over Bill's Impact on Local Budgets

Bill Requires Stiffer Domestic Violence Sentences

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee House has passed Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to require mandatory jail time for people with repeat domestic violence convictions.

The chamber voted 98-1 to approve the bill. The lone vote against the measure came from Democratic Rep. Eddie Bass of Prospect.  Bass says the bill shouldn’t be passed until the state agrees to pay local governments the entire increased costs of putting more abusers in jail.

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11:26am

Wed April 18, 2012
Tenn. PTA Head Objects to the New Law

Governor Signs Parent/School Invovlement Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Governor Haslam has signed into law a bill legislators hope will boost parent-student-school involvement.

Under the proposal, parents would agree to - at a minimum - help with homework, sign report cards, attend school functions, and show up for parent-teacher conferences.

A second measure advancing in the Legislature proposes so-called parent report cards. That proposal is awaiting floor votes in both chambers.

Tennessee PTA President Karen Davis is opposed to both measures.

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3:20pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Veggie-Tales Creator Vischer Keynotes

38th Annual Tennessee Prayer Breakfast

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The 38th annual Tennessee Prayer Breakfast was held Tuesday morning on the campus of Lipscomb University.

The state’s top leadership was scheduled to attend, including Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell.

The keynote speaker for this year’s breakfast was Phil Vischer, best known as the creator of the award-winning animated Christian video series VeggieTales.  Christian artist Lawrence Thomison was set to provide the musical entertainment along with the Nashville Choir.

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