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Stories with person: Bill Haslam
  • Clarification: Volkswagen-Chattanooga story story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 2:09 pm

    CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - In a story Sept. 30, The Associated Press reported that production of diesel-engine Passat sedans had been halted at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant in light of the emissions scandal facing the world's largest automaker. The company said later that production of 2016 model diesel Passats will continue, but that the vehicles will be held at the plant until a remedy for emissions is released through Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.

  • Haslam opens door to gas tax delay but warns of backlog 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 11:25 am

    MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is opening the door to putting off a gas tax increase in an election year, but warns that officials need to stop "kidding ourselves" about Tennessee's growing list of unfunded road projects.

  • State leaders try to allay fears about impact of VW scandal 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 11:59 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - As an emissions cheating scandal engulfs the German automaker Volkswagen, Tennessee officials are trying to soothe fears about the potential impact on the company's Chattanooga factory, the crown jewel of the state's economic development efforts of the last decade.

  • Alcoa celebrates auto body sheet expansion in Tennessee 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 9:28 am

    ALCOA, Tennessee - Aluminum producer Alcoa is celebrating the $300 million expansion of its automotive body sheet facility in eastern Tennessee.

  • Tennessee lawmakers plan hearings on VW emissions scandal 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 8:10 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Lawmakers in Tennessee plan to hold hearings over whether the Volkswagen emissions scandal could imperil the nearly $900 million in state and local incentives that have been directed toward the German automaker's lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga.

  • Haslam paying 3 part-time consultants annual rate of $612K 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 6:00 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Three part-time consultants in a new state office that's heavily focused on outsourcing some government services stand to be paid at a combined annual rate of $612,000 even as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam insists no decision has been made about whether to privatize anything.

  • Tenn. GOP operative Ingram goes to work for Bush campaign 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 5:12 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Longtime Republican operative Tom Ingram is going to work for the presidential campaign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

  • Internal report: Outsourcing may undermine graduation plan 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 4:35 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - An internal report on the potential outsourcing of building management at public colleges and universities warns Gov. Bill Haslam that the changes could undermine his signature "Drive to 55" initiative to improve graduation rates in Tennessee.