Haslam Updates Status on Legislative Effort

Gov. Bill Haslam late last week gave reporters a status update on his legislative agenda for this year. The City Paper reports that the governor is pressing ahead with his bill to overhaul civil service laws to give the executive branch broader authority to fire state workers, as well as his legislation to keep secret the names of the owners of companies that win state economic development grants. Haslam also talked about his duties as Tennessee chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, and what he wants to do about the Occupy Nashville encampment.