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Voters in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will get to see their congressional candidates debate after all.

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U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., today announced he has been diagnosed with early stage cancer in his neck. He said in a news release he will undergo radiation and chemotherapy and is expected to make a full recovery.

NASHVILLE -- It's probably not a bad idea for Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to crank up his 2014 re-election campaign, as he plans to do Thursday with his first major Chattanooga fundraiser.

NASHVILLE -- Calling Congress "broken," Knoxville attorney Terry Adams says he has filed to run as a Democrat in the 2014 U.S. Senate race.

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday named former state lawmaker Richard Montgomery as chairman of the state's Board of Parole.

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that the possibility of Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant becoming unionized is coming up as a topic of concern among other industries the state is trying to recruit to Tennessee.

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam said he's happy both with the new chief operating officer slot he's added to his cabinet and the former top IBM executive he recruited to fill it.

While state House Majority Leader Rep. Gerald McCormick still wants a complete overhaul of Erlanger's board of trustees, he appears more willing to ensure local physicians have one or several votes on the board.

Here is the full text of Gov. Bill Haslam’s prepared remarks in his State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly on Monday:

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