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Haslam and guns – The Joyce Foundation

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Part of the reason why Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam’s participation in Mayors Against Guns is important is because of the group’s ties. The group received $175K from The Joyce Foundation. The Joyce Foundation has funded plenty of anti-gun groups, even the hysterical ones. Here’s a round up of who they have funded and it reads […]

Haslam and guns – another view

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Late for Dinner says good for Haslam: To his credit, Haslam would not back down. He said he doesn’t understand why anyone would not want illegal guns off the street, and invited Gill down to the KPD evidence room to see what they were talking about. Good for Mayor Haslam. As I said there: The […]

Haslam for Governor

Friday, April 1st, 2005

I thought Bubba was joking but the Mrs. just called and said that the mayor of Knoxville was on a local TeeVee press conference confirming his intent to resign later this year and run for governor. Update: SKB reader gemini: I heard Vice-Mayor Mark Brown has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon to talk […]

Haslam committed to: “providing better service to neighborhoods, creating more and better jobs and ensuring efficiency and accountability in all we do.”

Sunday, December 21st, 2003

Knoxville expected to not really notice the difference. The KNS is all about sucking up to the Haslams. It’s almost embarassing. Bill Haslam and the KNS should really get a room. Looks like Haslam is all set to go four terms with the same old good ol’ boy politics of his predecessor. Nothing new to […]

The party of smaller government

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The Tennessee House has approved raising gas and diesel taxes.

SCCY moving to The City (My The City)

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

SCCY, maker of inexpensive handguns, is moving to my town and bringing 350 jobs with it: A gun manufacturer is investing $22.5 million to build a brand new facility in Blount County that will create more than 350 new jobs. Governor Bill Haslam announced the move Wednesday afternoon. The company, SSCY (sic) Insudstries (sicer), will […]

The party of smaller government

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Governor Haslam wants to raise gas taxes. How about no?

Way to take a stand, Bill

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Our governor is letting the guns on campus bill become law without his signature. I suppose it’s better than a veto. He seems to only be pro gun when running for office.

In Tennessee

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Looks like our legislature finally got a pro-gun bill to Haslam’s desk, without it dying in committee. We’ll see how he reacts. NRA is encouraging you to contact his office and urge him to sign it.


Thursday, April 21st, 2016

A gun allowing employees with permits to carry on campuses has cleared both houses. All the other gun bills Haslam said he’d sign seem to die in committee. His response should be interesting, particularly since he’s voiced concern that institutions cannot opt out.

The party of smaller government gets vetoed

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Gov. Haslam vetoes designating Bible as official state book

Permitless carry goes down in TN

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

A senate committee defeated the proposal. The governor lauded them for it.

In Tennessee

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

For you locals, contact your reps: Permitless Carry Legislation Pending Committee Hearings Meanwhile, some progress: A bill that would reduce gun permit fees another main piece of Gov. Bill Haslam’s legislative agenda received approval from a panel of lawmakers on Wednesday.

In Tennessee

Friday, February 12th, 2016

But of course: Committee delays action on gun bills I’m guessing Overbey being against gun rights again. And Haslam doesn’t like the idea of guns in the legislative plaza: But Gov. Bill Haslams administration is raising concerns about the proposed change. The Republican governor said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that […]

The party of smaller government

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Haslam pushing for increasing the Tennessee gas tax. Corker has been pushing one at the federal level too. And TN will have another registry, this time of animal abusers.

The party of smaller government

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Haslam launching state tour to talk gas tax increase

Tennessee National Guard Reviewing Security Policies

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

And Haslam is looking at expediting carry permits for members. I think he should order armed guards to be at each location, like other states have done.


Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Governor signs lifetime permits! However, looking at the pricing structure, it doesn’t appear to be worth the cost. Also, Haslam signed a bill prohibiting state cooperation with the enforcement of federal gun laws.

Guns in parks heads to Governor

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

It’s good to dance with who brung ya: Legislation that would allow handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in all of the state’s public parks is headed to the governor for his consideration.


Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

WBIR: Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that allows workers to sue their employers if they are fired for storing guns in cars parked on company lots.


Monday, April 6th, 2015

Governor Haslam OK with the park carry revision. Not so OK with the guns in the capitol thing.

Republicans caving on healthcare

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Our governor wants his own socialized health insurance plan for the state.

Killing constitutional carry

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Haslam seems to be trying to do that with odd legislative tricks.  Not sure they’d need to reissue new permits. The believable argument is loss of permit revenue.

There ought to be a law

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Because that one time, that one person did that one thing. Bonus for it being a law named after a person, which is usually a sign that the law is dumb.

Right to privacy

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

A bill to ban releasing concealed carry info data goes to Governor Haslam’s desk. The bill exempts politicians running for office because they like to send you spam.

Those limited government Republicans

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Having solved other problems the state of Tennessee is facing, our governor has signed a law ridding us of the scourge of saggy pants in school.

I’m with the governor on this one

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The governor notes our legislature spends too much time worrying about gay cooties.

Selective enforcement of the law

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Opting out of No Child Left Behind. A trend of this administration. If the laws are bad, they shouldn’t be laws and should be gotten rid of through the legislative process. Selective enforcement of the law is tyrannical.

Putting Sick People On Lists

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Governor Haslam signs a bill that institutes a tracking system of Sudafed sales. A sudafed registry.

First they came for people with the sniffles . . .

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Governor Haslam expected to sign sudafed tracking system into law. Yes, a sudafed registry. Kent Williams gets it right: “This is a feel-good piece of legislation,” said Williams, adding that Kentucky approved a similar bill a year ago and “it has done absolutely nothing to control meth labs.” This is what you do instead of […]

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