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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 Seven: Reporters

A press conference with Governor Haslam Ask yourself how people find out what's happening in state government. They read about it in the newspaper, or they see stories about it on television, right? So who makes that happen? Reporters do. The …

High Eight: I'm just a bill

State Senator Thelma Harper (Nashville) with Russell Humphrey, Chief Clerk of the Senate So now you know what a state legislator does, know how a bill becomes law, know what a lobbyist does, and know what reporters are supposed to do. But you may …