Haslam rejects talk that he's twisting arms to get voucher bill through House

Published Feb. 8 2016

While he's backing a school voucher bill scheduled to hit the House floor today, Gov. Bill Haslam dismisses talk by...

Tennessee passed 2009 law taking guns out of domestic abusers' hands

Published Feb. 8 2016

The same year Tennessee's pro-gun Legislature made it legal for some to be armed in bars, lawmakers also took a...

Presidential race in Tennessee 'fluid, competitive'

Published Feb. 8 2016

New Hampshire may be ground zero this week in the race for the White House, but three weeks from Tuesday,...

Committee ready to dig into Rep. Durham allegations

Published Feb. 8 2016

One of the lawmakers on a newly established committee tasked with leading the investigation into embattled Rep. Jeremy Durham's behavior...

Siedlecki alone in Democratic primary for assessor post

Published Feb. 8 2016

Mark Siedlecki has announced he is running for Hamilton County Assessor of Property as a Democrat in the March 1...

States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

Published Feb. 8 2016

More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands...

Haslam criticizes EPB broadband expansion bill, draws fire from proponents

Published Feb. 7 2016

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says efforts by EPB and other municipal electric services to expand high-speed Internet to rural...

Fact check: A look at Democratic presidential candidates' claims in latest debate

Published Feb. 5 2016

Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign — despite the money that industry has...

Haslam's Tennessee school funding strategy finds opposition in McCormick

Published Feb. 5 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam has given up on trying to create a new state school funding formula that keeps both rural...

County candidates tangle, discuss views during Chamber of Commerce forum

Published Feb. 4 2016

With early voting fast approaching, the judicial candidates for Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge are gathering today to discuss their...

Lawsuit by soldier's widow tests Tennessee's malpractice law

Published Feb. 4 2016

A recent federal appeals court opinion could aid a military widow's efforts to hold the federal government responsible for her...

Democrats charge TN voucher bill would 'blow $175 million hole' in new public school funding

Published Feb. 4 2016

Legislative Democrats charged today that if the General Assembly passes a school voucher program, the costs to local school districts...

Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

Published Feb. 4 2016

Tennessee lawmakers have joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution that one...

Trump's plane diverted to Nashville for emergency landing Wednesday

Published Feb. 4 2016

Donald Trump's plane was diverted to the Nashville International Airport after the control tower received a report that the plane...

'AT&T is the villain' in battle over rural broadband access, Gardenhire says

Published Feb. 3 2016

Proponents of rural broadband services today demanded Tennessee lawmakers quit listening to for-profit telephone and cable giants and allow Chattanooga's...

Trail translator: 'Suspending' a campaign means game over

Published Feb. 3 2016

To hear exiting presidential primary candidates tell it, their campaigns never die. They are just suspended.

Environmental group says Tennessee water regulation swirling down drain

Published Feb. 3 2016

An environmental group is questioning why the Haslam administration's water quality enforcement against polluters appears to be disappearing down a...

City purchases 250 food vouchers for East Chattanooga residents

Published Feb. 3 2016

People in Chattanooga are hungry and the city of Chattanooga wants to help.

Bradley County to renew private animal shelter agreement at $135,000 a year

Published Feb. 3 2016

Bradley County is on track to significantly boost funding in a proposed renewal of its animal sheltering agreement with the...

House Speaker Beth Harwell doesn't see broadband bill happening this year

Published Feb. 3 2016

Advocates of rural broadband service will ask state lawmakers today to break a seven-year roadblock and pass a bill this...

Harwell: Durham scandal won't affect her gubernatorial decision

Published Feb. 3 2016

House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that the scandal surrounding a Republican lawmaker who has gone on hiatus amid sexual...

Controversial school voucher bill going to Tennessee House floor

Published Feb. 2 2016

A school voucher bill is on its way to the Tennessee House floor after winning approval Tuesday in the Calendar...

Indicted house speaker asks for dismissal of ethics charges

Published Feb. 2 2016

Indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss ethics charges against him after a campaign consultant...