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High One: A day in the life of Governor Haslam

Governor Haslam, a history buff, makes a public appearance. Can you guess which one he is? PHOTO: Office of Governor Haslam Since some of you might be planning to run for governor one day, we thought we'd take this opportunity to tell you what…

High Two: The Department of What?

The Tennessee Department of Transportation builds highways, like this one. PHOTO: Tennessee Department of Transportation We're going to give simple explanations of what state government departments do. Note the use of the word "simple.&q…

High Three: Learning the legislature

The Tennessee State Senate PHOTO: Jed Dekalb, TN Photographic Services By now you know that the Tennessee General Assembly consists of two chambers and that it has the power to pass laws that can affect just about every aspect of your life. Now w…

High Four: How things have changed

The Tennessee Senate in 1889 PHOTO: TN State Library and Archives We're going to slip a history lesson about how the relationship between the governor and the legislature has changed over the years. Before the 1960s the governor of Tennessee …

High Five: Constitutional officers

You've learned quite a bit at this point, and you should pat yourself on the back. Now for three other important state government officials who are part of the Legislative Branch of state government. Tennessee has three "Constitutional Off…