Latest Bill Haslam News

Vanderbilt University chancellor to resign in August

Apr. 2, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Citing health challenges, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos announced Tuesday he plans to resign on Aug. 15 after more than a decade in the role. Zeppos said he will take a yearlong sabbatical and then return to Vanderbilt as a law professor. "I truly love Vanderbilt...

Lawyers for Tennessee lawmakers, feds clash in refugee case

Mar. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for Tennessee lawmakers and the U.S. government clashed Tuesday in a hearing over the federal government's refugee resettlement program. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel in Cincinnati heard the oral arguments as attorneys for the Republican-led...

US Rep. Green confirms interest in Senate bid in Tennessee

Mar. 18, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green says he's "thinking about" running for a Senate seat opening up in Tennessee but hasn't given much thought to when he'll decide. On Monday, the first-term congressman told The Associated Press he would need to think he's the person for the job and...

Conservative group hits Haslam as he again mulls Senate bid

Mar. 11, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A national conservative group is attacking former Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam as he considers running for another open U.S. Senate seat. The Club for Growth has launched a website and a 60-second web ad mostly targeting the popular two-term governor over the federal...

Convicted ex-Pilot Flying J employee ask for new trial

Mar. 8, 2019 11:49 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The defense lawyer for a woman convicted of conspiracy in a truck stop rebate scam says she deserves a new trial. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports attorney Benjamin Vernia filed the appeal this week for former Pilot Flying J account representative Heather Jones. Vernia says...

Closed primaries push dropped from Tennessee bill

Mar. 6, 2019 11:33 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee House panel has stripped a bill of a state GOP-backed push to allow only registered party members to vote in election primaries. A subcommittee on Wednesday advanced Republican Rep. Tim Rudd's amended bill. It now allows, but doesn't require, registration with a...

Gov. Bill Lee to set agenda after tumultuous first 45 days

Mar. 3, 2019 10:46 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After hinting for weeks about his top priorities for Tennessee, Gov. Bill Lee will finally unveil his first ever budget proposal and legislative agenda to state lawmakers on Monday. But his policies are not the only drama looming at the statehouse. The upcoming State of the State...