Latest Bill Haslam News

Gov. Lee to chair Tennessee 'right to work' amendment push

Nov. 23, 2021 11:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee will serve as the chairman of a campaign to put Tennessee’s law prohibiting a company and a union from requiring workers to pay union dues or fees into the state Constitution. The Republican announced Monday that he will take the...

Sen. Hagerty names Sullivan as new state director

Nov. 01, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty’s office has named Michael Sullivan as his new state director, replacing longtime public official Jim Henry. The Republican senator’s office says Henry plans to retire after a long career that included stints as top...

Tennessee State Museum building named for ex-Gov. Haslam

Oct. 28, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The building that houses the new Tennessee State Museum now bears the name of former Gov. Bill Haslam. The Republican was joined by Gov. Bill Lee and other officials Wednesday as they unveiled signage for the building, designating it the Bill...

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark dies

Sep. 24, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark has died at the age of 71, the court announced Friday. She had been diagnosed with cancer. According to a news release, Clark died overnight after 16 years in her role, serving the longest tenure of...