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Former GOP governor nominee tapped for Tennessee state job

May. 14, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee Republican nominee for governor is joining Republican Gov. Bill Lee's administration. On Monday, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner David Salyers announced that Jim Bryson will become the agency's deputy commissioner of parks and...

APNewsBreak: Lee spurned paperwork in building first Cabinet

Apr. 30, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than half of Republican Gov. Bill Lee's newly appointed cabinet members, including his education czar and Tennessee's Medicaid chief, didn't submit applications or provide any documents outlining why they deserved the jobs he gave them. The Associated Press reviewed all the...

Death row inmate's clemency appeal stresses Christian faith

Apr. 3, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters of a Tennessee death row inmate appealed to Gov. Bill Lee's Christian faith Wednesday, requesting clemency for a prisoner they say was redeemed by Jesus. Don Johnson's clemency petition includes a plea from Cynthia Vaughn, the daughter of the woman Johnson was convicted...