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Federal Medicaid officials and the state’s attorney general on Tuesday confirmed that Tennessee could end Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to cover 200,000 low-income people without penalty. Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who was Haslam’s chief legal adviser before being named attorney general last year, said in a legal opinion that the state “would retain the ability …

A new First Assistant U.S. Attorney was named today to take the place of David Rivera, former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, according to a press release from the Attorney’s office in Nashville. Jack Smith, former head of the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity department, will vacate his current position at the …

President Barack Obama announced a plan during a speech at Pellissippi State Community College on Friday, January 9 to provide free community college to students across the country. Students would be required to maintain at least part-time enrollment and a 2.5 GPA in order to receive these benefits. The president said during his speech that …

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville on Friday to announce “America’s College Promise,” a plan to provide free community college across the nation. “This is a hallmark of America, this investment in our education,” President Obama said on Friday. The plan, which is modeled after Tennessee Governor …

President Barack Obama is in Knoxville to speak at Pellissippi State Community College where he will unveil his new initiative to provide two years of community college tuition for free. The president landed in Air Force One at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base at noon today, along with Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker and Rep. Jimmy …

Gov. Bill Haslam says he plans to name new commissioners for economic development and education by the first of the year. The Republican governor, who was recently re-elected to a second term, spoke at a Nashville Rotary Club luncheon on Monday. Haslam announced last month that Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Education …