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Haslam says he doesn't believe guns belong at schools though he did not say he's willing at this point to veto legislation that would allow teachers to carry firearms. Some state lawmakers are discussing bills that would allow that.
The governor also talked about his upcoming decision whether to allow Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Haslam says he wants a better idea of what that will mean to hospitals that take uninsured patients before making that decision.
"One of the things we wanna do is make a thoughtful decision about impacts," said Haslam.
Under the A.H.C.A, hospitals will lose federal funding for uninsured patients because those patients can be covered by the Medicaid expansion if states allow it.
Haslam says his concern is the expansion will cost Tennessee $200 million over 6 years.
"It's gotta come from somewhere so is it gonna come from higher ed is it gonna come from K through 12," said Haslam.
Speaking of money, Haslam says the upcoming budget may be his toughest yet.
Haslam says the state will receive several hundred million dollars in new revenue but most of that will be needed for Tenncare.
He believes the extra revenue will attract more budget requests from departments than the state can afford.
"So when that happens everyone lines up and saying finally we've had a tough environment and finally it's my chance to get what we've been wanting," said Haslam.
Wednesday, December 19 2012, 07:54 PM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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