Haslam Named Policy Chair for GOP Governors

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been named policy chairman of the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee, WDEF News 12 reports. The group is the policy arm of the Republican Governors Association. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the 29-member national association, said in a release that Haslam is "a true pioneer in the public policy sphere." The governor stressed his own accomplishments in overhauling civil service rules in Tennessee and reducing what he called the government footprint in the state as ideas for others to pursue.