Insure Tennessee revival dies in committee

Published Mar. 31 2015

Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, and Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, voted against the measure that sought to use federal dollars under...

Bill allowing EPB to expand super-fast Internet dies

Published Mar. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- The sponsor of a bill allowing Chattanooga's EPB and other municipally owned power utilities to offer fast-speed broadband...

As tempers flare, school voucher bill moves through House panel

Published Mar. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tempers flared this afternoon during a debate between Republicans and Democrats over a school voucher bill, but the...

Democrats say key House subcommittee appears ready to join Insure TN effort

Published Mar. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- A House Democrat said today he believes most members on a key GOP-controlled subcommittee are willing to support...

Judge denies open records lawsuit against Gov. Haslam

Published Mar. 31 2015

NASHVILLE — A Nashville judge has ruled against a tax attorney's lawsuit demanding the release of records from Gov....

Haslam budget amendment includes extra $30 million for teacher insurance

Published Mar. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee schools would get an additional $30 million to increase state funding of health insurance for teachers under...

Gov. Haslam urges Republicans to 'get beyond politics' on Insure Tennessee

Published Mar. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- As Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday urged fellow Republicans to "get beyond politics" when considering his Insure Tennessee...

Tennessee House OKs bill to allow gun permit holders to be armed in parks

Published Mar. 30 2015

NASHVILLE -- Legislation overruling local bans on guns in parks, public playgrounds and ball fields passed the House on a...

Sen. Gardenhire-sponsored school voucher bill passes Tennessee Senate

Published Mar. 30 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill allowing taxpayer-funded vouchers to pay for some low-income students to attend private schools easily cleared the...

Insure Tennessee advocates set to swarm Nashville's Legislative Plaza

Published Mar. 30 2015

Advocates today issued a call for "regular people" from across the state to flood Legislative Plaza in Nashville as Gov....

Government utilities charge that private utilities are working to kill broadband bill

Published Mar. 30 2015

An organization for municipally-owned utilities say investor-owned telecommunications companies are preparing to try and jerk the plug on their bill...

Haslam doubles down on reviving defeated Insure Tennessee bill

Published Mar. 30 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday urged fellow Republicans to look beyond political considerations as they prepare to vote on a...

Advocacy group says nearly 19,000 Hamilton County residents would be helped by Insure Tennessee

Published Mar. 30 2015

A health advocacy group is estimating that at least 18,873 or 5.6 percent of Hamilton County residents would benefit from...

Coalition to hold rally in support of Insure Tennessee

Published Mar. 30 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A coalition supporting Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans is...

Watson won't say no to Fleischmann challenge

Published Mar. 30 2015

NASHVILLE -- After a raucous 2010 political GOP primary and hard-fought contests in 2012 and 2014, will 2016 be the...

Tracy weighs another run at DesJarlais

Published Mar. 29 2015

NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Jim Tracy says he is weighing another challenge to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the 4th...

Political Notebook: 'Chairgate' standoff about to be settled

Published Mar. 29 2015

The Hamilton County Commission may finally settle "Chairgate" this week.

Todd Gardenhire's opposition to Insure Tennessee is firm

Published Mar. 28 2015

Republican state Sen. Todd Gardenhire understands why the Grand Old Party hasn't come to his defense over Insure Tennessee.

Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval

Published Mar. 27 2015

WASHINGTON -- Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely...

Haslam says he'll keep working on BEP

Published Mar. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he was both "surprised" and "disappointed" that school boards in Hamilton and six...

Haslam has hopes for revived Insure Tennessee

Published Mar. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- After watching his Insure Tennessee plan belly-flop in last month's special session, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he's...

Gov. Haslam 'surprised' by school funding lawsuit

Published Mar. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam says he was both "surprised" and "disappointed" that school boards in Hamilton and six nearby...

Bill would require citizenship test for Tennessee students

Published Mar. 26 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee students would have to pass the U.S. citizenship and immigration services' civic test before getting a...