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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam unveiled a report Monday morning on the Governor’s Veterans Education Task Force, which outlines ways to improve higher education opportunities for Tennessee veterans. Haslam formed the group in November 2013 and gave it the responsibility of identifying obstacles for transitioning veterans, researching best practices to serve student veterans and making recommendations on improving opportunities for …

The application deadline for the Tennessee Promise was November 1, and nearly 45,000 students had applied for the program since its announcement in January of 2014. The state anticipated that roughly 20,000 students in the high school graduating class of 2015 would apply when the program was initially presented by Gov. Bill Haslam at his State of …

Today is the last day of early voting for state mid-term elections for governor, state and U.S. legislators, and four measures that would amend Tennessee’s constitution. Voting “Yes” on Amendment 4 would place the following words into Article XI, Section 5 of the Constitution: “All other forms of lottery not authorized heron are expressly prohibited …

With election day just around the corner and early voting already underway across the state, many Tennesseans are fighting to understand the complicated wording of many amendments on this year’s November 4 ballot. Four amendments are up for a vote for Tennesseean citizens. Amendment 2 deals with the way in which judges across the state …