Tax data shows $26 million waived for businesses; Hamilton County officials defend breaks

Published Mar. 3 2015

A tax break watchdog is calling for more public oversight after compiling Hamilton County Trustee records that show $26 million...

Task force to examine if TN students are tested too much

Published Mar. 2 2015

NASHVILLE - State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced creation of a state task force on student testing and assessment...

Chattanooga, county taxpayers gave $26 million to corporations in 2014, records show

Published Mar. 2 2015

After researching Hamilton County and municipal tax records, local public interest advocate Helen Burns Sharp says taxpayers have forgiven $26.2...

Political Notebook: Bob Corker hits Obama veto threat on Iran bill

Published Mar. 1 2015

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker has responded to President Barack Obama's veto threat against his bipartisan bill requiring...

Bills would block Tennessee health insurance exchange: Lawmakers act ahead of latest Obamacare challenge

Published Feb. 28 2015

NASHVILLE -- A state senator who played a key role in the death of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to...

Possible GOP candidates for president headed to Tennessee

Published Feb. 27 2015

Tennessee has kicked off a flurry of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates.

VW woos lawmakers: Ramsey, locals don't think anti-union feeling will hold up incentives for new production line

Published Feb. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says Volkswagen officials told him this week the German manufacturer is remaining "neutral"...

Tennessee Black Caucus: GOP lawmaker should be removed from her position for racist Facebook post

Published Feb. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday called on Republican Rep. Sheila Butt to apologize for what they...

VW's pledge to stay neutral on UAW dealings at Chattanooga plant wins support for incentives

Published Feb. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said today that Volkswagen officials told him this week the German manufacturer will...

Hamilton County taking closer look at how River City Company oversees housing PILOTS

Published Feb. 25 2015

The Hamilton County Commission is going to take a closer look at how River City Company oversees housing PILOTS.

TN bill would let teens sip, but not swallow, beer

Published Feb. 25 2015

Teenage students at Tennessee colleges would get the chance to sip — but not swallow — beer before they turn...

Erlanger to delay vote on controversial $1.7 million bonuses

Published Feb. 25 2015

Erlanger Health System's chairman of the board is asking trustees to put off a revote of their controversial decision to...

City board inventory nearly complete; new system to be in place soon

Published Feb. 25 2015

The city of Chattanooga almost has a handle on the membership needs of its nearly 40 appointed boards, city officials...

"Vengeance is mine," swears battle-ready Bradley County school board member

Published Feb. 25 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- A Bradley County school board member, parents and teachers declared war against the majority of the seven-member...

Company asks City Council to allow antique car tours of Chattanooga

Published Feb. 24 2015

A company hoping to offer downtown Chattanooga tours in historic vehicles is asking for a an exemption in city code,...

Cleveland urges increased funding for county ambulance

Published Feb. 24 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Cleveland leaders would like to see their counterparts on the Bradley County Commission increase funding to the...

Medical marijuana bill clears hurdle in Georgia Legislature

Published Feb. 24 2015

ATLANTA -- A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a...

Tennessee bill would require voter approval for major project debt

Published Feb. 24 2015

Residents statewide would have the final say the next time their mayor wants to build an arena, football stadium or...

Tennessee political leaders put off gas tax talk despite needs

Published Feb. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- While political leaders in Tennessee agree on the growing need to bolster funding for road building and maintenance,...

Tennessee's Common Core review comes with uncommon costs

Published Feb. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill requiring Tennessee's State Board of Education to drop Common Core education standards and develop new requirements...

Corker will reveal 'bold vision' to end slavery worldwide

Published Feb. 22 2015

After two months leading the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen Bob Corker's wasting no time setting big goals.

Political Notebook: Alexander: Cuts to Medicare Advantage will hurt seniors

Published Feb. 22 2015

A proposed 0.9 percent cut in payments to health insurers for Medicare Advantage plans will hurt seniors and the disabled,...

Battle for lawmakers' health benefits information goes on

Published Feb. 22 2015

Although a handful of lawmakers officially killed Gov. Bill Haslam's controversial health care plan this month, the battles related to...