Bill Exempting Higher Education Employee Performance Evaluations from the Public Record Signed Into Law

Governor Bill Haslam signed into law on Thursday a measure exempting public higher education employee performance evaluations from the public record, essentially correcting a public policy oversight in state law dealing with public employees.  Since the passage of the TEAM Act in 2012, state service employee performance evaluations have not been part of the public … Continued

Administration & Governance

2014 Primary Election Results

With over a half million votes cast in the early voting period alone, this election marked a higher than average turnout for an August election in Tennessee.  It was also perhaps the longest ballot in the State’s history, containing a retention vote on judges across the state, state and federal primaries, and county general elections. … Continued

Elections

Governor Bill Haslam Launches Drive to 55 Initiative

Governor Bill Haslam today officially launched his ‘Drive to 55’ Initiative, the goal of which is to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with a post-secondary credential in order to meet Tennessee’s current and future workforce and economic needs. A broad assemblage of higher education and business stakeholders as well as members of the Tennessee General … Continued

Higher Education Reform