Latest Fact-checks on Bill Haslam Bill Haslam stated on October 18, 2012 in an article for Time magazine.: Says Tennessee’s higher education funding model "is 100 percent outcomes-based" and "we are already seeing this model changing the way our postsecondary institutions do business." Bill Haslam stated on May 9, 2012 in signing new schools legislation.: On allowing Shelby County's schools merger commission to finish work before allowing any new merger legislation. Bill Haslam stated on April 20, 2012 in a speech to Carter County Republican Party: "Personal income is growing faster in Tennessee on average than any other state in the country." Bill Haslam stated on January 30, 2012 in his State of the State address.: "In 2011, there were more than 28,000 new Tennessee jobs created and over $4 billion in capital investment. Our Jobs4TN plan is working."