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Reduction of the Sales Tax on Food

During tough economic times, it is especially important to alleviate the tax burden on necessities like food. Reducing the sales tax on food represents a tax cut for all Tennesseans.

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Gang Enhanced Sentencing Legislation

Governor Haslam's subcabinet developed an action plan to improve public safety in Tennessee, and addressing gangs is one of the key priorities that it identified.

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Tax Relief for Seniors

Seniors who have worked hard to save their money and who have made wise investments over the years should not be penalized by taxes.

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Tennessee Choice & Opportunity Scholarship Act

“If we can help our lowest income students in our lowest performing schools, why wouldn’t we?”
-Governor Bill Haslam, State of the State Address, January 28, 2013

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WGU Tennessee

Governor Haslam has set the goal of increasing the percentage of Tennesseans with a postsecondary credential from 32% to 55% by 2025.

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Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Endowment

Establishing an endowment for need-based aid will allow the state to reach a larger number of underserved students who desire to earn a postsecondary credential at our public two-year institutions.

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Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Reform Act of 2013

An important step in improving Tennessee’s business climate is making our workers’ compensation system more efficient.

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