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...

BEP lawsuit like 'suing taxpayers for tax increase'

Published Mar. 26 2015

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick charged Wednesday that a multi-county lawsuit challenging Tennessee's funding of public education as inadequate really...

GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

Published Mar. 25 2015

WASHINGTON — Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly...

Undocumented students rally for in-state tuition rates

Published Mar. 25 2015

An estimated 150 undocumented students from Tennessee rallied on Legislative Plaza today in support of legislation that would grant state...

School funding lawsuit could force tax hike if successful

Published Mar. 25 2015

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, says a state education funding lawsuit filed Tuesday by Hamilton County and other area...

Tennessee's top attorney may decide Hamilton County commissioners' pay confusion

Published Mar. 25 2015

At this point, Hamilton County commissioners have no clue what they should be paid. And the decision will likely be...

Autism mandate halted in Georgia House committee

Published Mar. 25 2015

A bill to mandate autism coverage for some Georgia children looks dead for this year.

Tennessee attorney general fights ruling allowing EPB to extend high-speed Internet footprint

Published Mar. 25 2015

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is trying to overturn the historic decision federal regulators made last month allowing Chattanooga's EPB...

Gov. Haslam says Tennessee education funding lawsuit squashes further talks

Published Mar. 25 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam says a lawsuit filed by seven Southeast Tennessee school districts on Tuesday effectively shuts the door on...

Haslam encouraged by Insure Tennessee revival; Ramsey skeptical

Published Mar. 25 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that he's pleased to see his Insure Tennessee proposal revived in the Legislature,...

Georgia Senate passes compromise medical marijuana bill

Published Mar. 25 2015

ATLANTA -- After two rancorous years of squabbling, confusion and heated debate, Georgia appears on the verge of having a...

AAA fights to keep helmet law in Tennessee

Published Mar. 25 2015

NASHVILLE -- AAA motor club wants to put the brakes on proposed legislation that would allow many motorcyclists to ride...

Bid to revive Tennessee Medicaid expansion moving in Senate

Published Mar. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- An effort to revive Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal received a positive recommendation in a Senate...

Hamilton County Schools chief 'pleased' with Haslam meeting on education funding

Published Mar. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam and the heads of Tennessee's four largest school districts are hopeful their meeting on Monday...

Chattanooga steps up to pedestrian safety challenge

Published Mar. 24 2015

Chattanooga is taking a few more steps to make the city safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

House panel OKs Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's school takeover amendment

Published Mar. 24 2015

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" appears headed for a vote in the...

Tennessee lawmakers pass right-to-sue update to guns-in-parking-lots law

Published Mar. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- The state Legislature on Monday passed a bill allowing workers to sue their employers if they are fired...

Knoxville's Rep. Haynes to run for chairman of Tennessee Republican Party

Published Mar. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- A GOP lawmaker from Knoxville says he intends to run to succeed Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney...