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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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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.

What gives?

Introducing PolitiFact's Haslam-O-Meter

Our new feature will track and rate the campaign promises of Gov. Bill Haslam.