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WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.

NASHVILLE — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell said Thursday that lawmakers should look at reviewing no-bid elements added to a consulting contract awarded to Chicago-based real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

Let your legislators know your views on the issues.

  • April 8th, 2013  |

Nearly two years ahead of 2014 congressional elections, campaign donors are defecting from U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is withholding judgment on President Obama's four nominations to the Tennessee Valley Authority board, saying the administration has told him nothing and he's not happy about it.

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., announced Monday he has become the first elected official this election cycle to pledge not to lobby once he leaves Congress.

Chattanooga City Councilman Andraé McGary skipped a City Council meeting Tuesday to campaign for state Senate, missing 14 votes and a citizen's complaint about a housing project in his district.

NASHVILLE -- After the General Assembly approved Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed overhaul of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority last spring, Knoxville businessman Earl R. Taylor thought he might be a good fit as one of the agency's five new part-time directors.

Despite calls for Republican unity, some Greg Vital donors won't be supporting Todd Gardenhire's state Senate bid against a Democrat.

NASHVILLE -- The Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care law quickly worked its way into Tennessee's 4th District congressional race between Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Eric Stewart, a Democrat.

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