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August 19, 2015
Jim Henry tours state promoting prison policy

August 18, 2015
State parks tour, meetings underway as part of Haslam’s outsourcing project
Haslam eyes privatizing building management, operations, services at state colleges, prisons
TN agencies ordered to cut up to 3.5 percent from budget
2 prison officers hospitalized after attacks
State prison warden on leave with pay for indefinite period

August 17, 2015
Lawmakers question TDOC vacancy numbers

August 14, 2015
Ramsey questions whether colleagues’ gubernatorial ambitions pose road block to transportation funding

August 13, 2015
Ramsey, Harwell weigh in on road funding (sort of)
State Dept. of Correction announces signing bonus, employee referral incentive
July Revenues

August 11, 2015
TDOC commissioner to legislators: Prisons are safe, violence is down

August 10, 2015
TN Senate transportation chairman calls for the repayment of $280 million in road funds

July 30, 2015
Tennessee loses 322 prison guards amid new overtime pay rules

July 29, 2015
Lawmaker: ‘People’s lives are in danger’ at TN prisons
(David Waters Column) Wanted: Prison guards who will work longer for less

July 27, 2015
Top Haslam campaign fundraiser to lead Tennessee State Museum building effort
Violence prompts lockdown at two state prisons

July 26, 2015
Prison execs’ salaries swell as guards lose overtime

July 14, 2015
June Revenues (TN Department of Finance & Administration)
TN lawmakers look for answers on prison safety
TDOC employees say new schedule creating dangerous conditions

July 8, 2015
State job applicant site down for next 6 weeks
Bonnie Hommrich named new DCS commissioner

July 7, 2015
Nashville prison faces ’emergency staffing issues’
Prison guard shortage not confined to Nashville

July 6, 2015
TennCare scraps another multimillion-dollar contract

June 10, 2015
Haslam says no set goal for how many Tenn. workers need to apply for buyouts before layoffs
May Revenues (Department of Finance & Administration News Release)

June 4, 2015
State Employment Policies Not Great For Recruiting

May 31, 2015
‘Technological limitations’ take costly toll on TN government
5 Tennessee departments whose computer failures have cost us

May 28, 2015
State paid $46K for logo while paying $293K for graphic designers

May 27, 2015
‘Simple’ TN logo was 9 months in the making

May 26, 2015
More than 2,000 Tennessee state workers sent buyout offers

May 20, 2015
Tennessee pays $46K for new state logo

May 13, 2015
Haslam Announces Departure of Chief of Staff
April Revenues (News Release from the Department of F&A)

May 12, 2015
Tennessee State Employees Association Slams Release of Lawmakers’ Health Plans
Tennessean vs Casada and TSEA on legislator insurance info

April 23, 2015
Legislative session comes to quiet end
State could move legislature to Cordell Hull building
TN General Assembly closes for 2015; Republicans claim successful session

April 22, 2015
Saved from Demolition, Cordell Hull May Become Offices for Tennessee Lawmakers
Harwell: Cordell Hull to be legislature’s new home

April 21, 2015
Haslam bill to abolish longevity pay (for new state employees) wins legislative approval

April 17, 2015
DCS honored for reforms, but 15 years of scrutiny aren’t over
Longevity pay deal grandfathers in state employees

April 16, 2015
Legislature approves $33.8 billion state budget, including $166 million for Volkswagen
Legislature approves Haslam’s $33.8B state budget
Legislature Sends Budget to Governor
Lawmakers Approve $120 Million For Tennessee State Museum

April 6, 2015
Bill would restrict teachers’ political speech (plus Longevity mention)

April 2, 2015
Battle continues concerning possible cut in state employee benefits and longevity pay

March 31, 2015
Haslam proposes $120M for new state museum in Nashville
Haslam Withdraws Effort to End Bonuses for Existing Workers
Haslam adds $330m ($30m recurring, $300m non-recurring) to state budget plan

March 24, 2015
Dept. of Safety staff instructed not to tell public about computer glitches

March 23, 2015
House subs shutting down this week

March 22, 2015
Longevity Pay for State Employees

March 21, 2015
State Legislators Still Fighting To Keep Greene Valley Developmental Center Open

March 19, 2015
Business tax attorney sues TN Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin

March 18, 2015
Routinely held secret ‘pre-meetings’ in Tennessee House criticized

March 17, 2015
5 Issues to Watch at the Tennessee General Assembly this week

March 9, 2015
Haslam Forced to Bend as State Workers Attack Merit Pay Plan

March 7, 2015
State employee pay fight latest struggle for Haslam

March 4, 2015
Haslam’s budget proposes big changes for state employee longevity pay
Haslam’s Proposal to Eliminate State Longevity Pay On Hold

March 1, 2015
Tenn. leaders put off gas tax talk despite needs

February 26, 2015
Ron Ramsey: GM incentives may have been a ‘mistake’

February 22, 2015
Sunday column: Haslam would take from senior state employees and give to preferred people

February 18, 2015
Tennessee tax collections run $344M ahead of estimates
TennCare changes cause problems for nursing homes

February 16, 2015
Haslam seeking to end longevity pay for state workers

February 11, 2015
Henry: No Plans to Privatize Woodland Hills

February 10, 2015
5 things to know about Gov. Haslam’s $33.3B budget proposal
Haslam’s State of the State/budget press release
Haslam budget plan has $170M for pay raises, $200M in cuts and grows a bit overall
Good Things Happening in TN, Haslam Tells Lawmakers
Tennessee’s State of the State Makes Big Promises but No Big Surprises
Gov. Haslam releases $33.3 billion spending plan
7 things that Gov. Haslam’s budget would do in Tennessee

February 5, 2015
Haslam frustrated, surprised and embarrassed in Insure TN effort
Haslam says he won’t propose gas tax hike this year

January 22, 2015
Families of Residents of GVDC Plead for Facility
Greene Valley closure draws opposition from families

January 21, 2015
Federal judge delays Greene Valley closure decision

January 20, 2015
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is New Billionaire, Richest Politician in America
Comptroller finds TN fuel taxes ‘stagnant’ and ‘not expected to be sufficient’
Greene Valley supporters traveling to Nashville for federal hearing
State funding cuts proposed for services for intellectually disabled

January 12, 2015
Curtain goes up on Tennessee’s legislative session
State plans closing of Greene Valley Developmental Center
Tennessee parts ways with contractor over $37million computer that doesn’t work

January 10, 2015
Tennessee legislature convenes Tuesday with full agenda of controversial issues
Officials Scrambling to Save Greene Valley

January 9, 2015
December Revenues Up

January 7, 2015
Tennesseans May Face Gas Tax Double Whammy

January 6, 2015
Court to hear plan to close Greene Valley Developmental Center 
Greene Valley May Face Closure in 2016
Will Governor Haslam Make Good on a Promise to Boost Teacher Pay in Tennessee?

January 4, 2015
Haslam 2.0: As he prepares for his second term, governor takes stock of his first four years, charts challenges

January 2, 2015
Criminal justice expert says new TDOC supervision policy improves public safety

January 1, 2015In-The-News2
New state law protects employees’ online privacy
TDOC rolled out new supervision police without alerting key players

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