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Republican from Tennessee

Bill Haslam is the former mayor of Knoxville and is now the governor of Tennessee.

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Says Tennessee’s higher education funding model "is 100 percent outcomes-based" and "we are already seeing this model changing the way our postsecondary institutions do business."

Says that Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam "has made it clear by his repeated actions that he will pursue a policy that promotes the interest of Islamist (sic) and their radical ideology as long as he is governor."

Gov. Bill Haslam is "making our Economic Development department Sharia compliant" by hiring a woman "who specializes in Sharia compliance. That’s what her job is."

On allowing Shelby County's schools merger commission to finish work before allowing any new merger legislation.

"Personal income is growing faster in Tennessee on average than any other state in the country."

Recent stories featuring Bill Haslam

Haslam cut taxes, raised surplus -- but Cato gives him a 'D':

With a Republican governor presiding over a Repuplican-dominated legislature, it would seem to follow that Tennessee would be earning high marks from organizations like the Cato Institute.

But Cato recently gave Gov. Bill Haslam a 'D' and assigned him a number grade putting him among the lowest-ranking governors in the country. This, despite Haslam cutting taxes significantly and raising the state's rainy-day fund.

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