Fleischmann already pulling in big dough

Published May. 24 2015

Anyone seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann next year will need deep pockets.

Political Notebook: Alexander boosts energy research

Published May. 24 2015

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is co-sponsor of a bill that would double spending on basic energy research over five years.

Why Tennessee Democrats face bleak outlook after decades of dominance

Published May. 21 2015

Over the past decade, Democrats went from controlling all three branches of state government to giving up GOP supermajorities in...

Tennessee pays $46,000 for new state logo 'a fifth-grader could make'

Published May. 21 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee has spent $46,000 for the design of a new logo featuring the white letters TN on...

City Council pleased with first glance of Mayor Andy Berke's 2016 budget

Published May. 20 2015

Chattanooga City Council members say Mayor Andy Berke's 2016 budget looks OK at first blush, but there will be plenty...

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke reveals $221 million budget, including $4 million increase

Published May. 19 2015

If the budget is approved as drafted, city workers who make $50,000 or less will be getting $750 increases. Those...

Lamar Alexander urges less wind power in TVA's future plans

Published May. 18 2015

KNOXVILLE - The Tennessee Valley Authority appears to be too eager to pursue "unreliable and uneconomical wind power," U.S. Sen....

Report: Mega donors likely propelled Scott DesJarlais win

Published May. 18 2015

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais isn't exactly the most prolific fundraiser in Tennessee, much less in all of Congress.

Bo Watson to speak at Hixson Community Breakfast

Published May. 18 2015

Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, will be the guest speaker at the Friends of Hixson Community Breakfast on May 27.

Tennessee lawmakers chafing under health plan scrutiny

Published May. 15 2015

In Tennessee, lawmaking is considered only a part-time job.

DesJarlais, who supported ex-wife's abortions, votes for abortion ban

Published May. 15 2015

The Tennessee Republican congressman who supported his ex-wife's decision to get two abortions was among those who voted in favor...

Panel approves plans to move Tennessee legislative offices

Published May. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- The State Building Commission has approved the first step toward making a building next to the state Capitol...

Vanderbilt poll: Majority backs Insure Tennessee

Published May. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- An overwhelming majority of Tennesseans support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's failed proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000...

New law overhauls special education funding in Tennessee

Published May. 12 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill passed by Tennessee lawmakers could give parents of severely disabled children more than $6,000 a year...

Smokers, pony up or kick the habit as Tennessee law will boost cigarette prices over three years

Published May. 10 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee smokers will begin paying more for cigarettes on July 1 under a bill signed into law last...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam quietly signs abortion-restrictions bill

Published May. 9 2015

NASHVILLE -- With little fanfare, Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday signed into law a measure that requires Tennessee abortion providers...

Tennessee taxpayers put up almost $6 million for lawmakers' insurance

Published May. 9 2015

NASHVILLE -- A state agency made public on Friday morning documents detailing health insurance premiums paid for Tennessee lawmakers, but...

Release of health insurance records blasted: Lawmaker says disclosing information is a violation of the law

Published May. 8 2015

NASHVILLE -- Lawmakers and state administrators blasted the decision by the state Benefits Administration to release information about the nearly...

Tennessee water pollution enforcement way down since 2008

Published May. 6 2015

State regulators issued 77 percent fewer enforcement orders against water polluters in 2014 than they did in 2008, according to...

Explore the cozy relationship between Tennessee lawmakers and a corporate interests group

Published May. 6 2015

NASHVILLE -- The big law firm's conference room was decorated with red balloons forming the number "28," the new tally...

Gov. Deal signs bills cracking down on child sex trafficking

Published May. 6 2015

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed two measures Tuesday aimed at cracking down on the sexual exploitation of children by...

City Council unanimously approves tax break for Maclellan building

Published May. 5 2015

The Chattanooga City Council unanimously voted to approve a 14 year tax break for the historic downtown Maclellan Building renovations.

Senate adopts Republican budget calling for repeal of Obamacare, $5 trillion in savings

Published May. 5 2015

The U.S. Senate has adopted a Republican budget calling for repealing Obama's new health care law, cutting $5 trillion over...