Legislative hearings ordered on Tennessee prison staffing, overtime

Published Aug. 1 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee's Senate and House speakers said Friday that legislative committees are cranking up for hearings about a guard...

GOP proposes protections for Georgia clergy on gay marriage

Published Jul. 31 2015

ATLANTA -- A top-ranking Republican leader wants to make clear that Georgia clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages, a...

Harwell announces House will hear from Correction officials over prison staffing controversy

Published Jul. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- House Speaker Beth Harwell announced today the State and Local Government Committee next month will look into complaints...

TN's new guns-in-parks law sets up 'disaster' for festivals like Riverbend, officials warn

Published Jul. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- A state senator, a former police chief and head of a gun-safety group warned today that Tennessee's new...

Tennessee defense attorneys warn longer sentences could pile costs onto taxpayers

Published Jul. 30 2015

In a letter to the Governor's Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism, Nashville defense attorney David Raybin says the lawyers'...

Tennessee loses 322 prison guards amid new overtime pay rules

Published Jul. 30 2015

An estimated 322 Tennessee prison guards have quit working for the state since the Department of Correction in 2014...

Alexander, Corker split votes on highway bill

Published Jul. 30 2015

Tennessee's Republican U.S. senators split their votes today on a six-year reauthorization of federal highway programs.

Discretionary expenses, privatizing jail among issues mulled by commissioners

Published Jul. 30 2015

Hamilton County commissioners have a lot of homework before next week's meeting.

Alabama Gov. Bentley releases special session bills

Published Jul. 29 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday released his tax and budget proposals ahead of next week's special session...

Isakson and Corker push bill to defund Planned Parenthood amid organ harvesting allegations

Published Jul. 29 2015

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and about 20 others have introduced legislation to defund Planned Parenthood after...

Gov. Haslam taking a road trip to rev up support for highway funds

Published Jul. 29 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam next week will launch a six-week state tour in his quest to get more money...

Tennessee Democrats having second thoughts about Andrew Jackson

Published Jul. 28 2015

NASHVILLE -- The head of the state Democratic Party said today it's time for Democrats to discuss renaming their annual...

TN Rep. Rick Womick out of control, Democratic Party chair charges

Published Jul. 28 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini charged Tuesday that Republican state Rep. Rick Womick is out of control...

Donald Trump honors Chattanooga shooting victims

Published Jul. 28 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is ordering that the flags on his U.S. properties lowered to honor the five service...

Gov. Bill Haslam to launch state tour next week to discuss road, bridge needs

Published Jul. 28 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam next week will launch a six-week tour of the state to build support for his...

Hamilton County Assessor of Property Bill Bennett to retire next year

Published Jul. 28 2015

Hamilton County will have a new property assessor after next year.

Fleischmann announces bill to award Purple Hearts to shooting victims

Published Jul. 28 2015

The FBI hasn't declared the July 16 attacks on two Chattanooga military sites terrorism, but Congress is letting its opinion...

Top Haslam campaign fundraiser to lead Tennessee State Museum building effort

Published Jul. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam's chief campaign fundraiser as well as a one-time top staffer to former-U.S. Sen. Bill Frist,...

New TN law allows citizens to rescue animals in distress

Published Jul. 27 2015

"It's so hot out," is a phrase groaned by many a Southerner during the summer, yet many fail to consider...

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade to retire

Published Jul. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade announced Friday he will retire Sept. 8, a move that gives Gov....

Kerry says better Iran deal a fantasy while Corker claims we've been fleeced

Published Jul. 24 2015

WASHINGTON -- Countering Republican criticism, Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday it is "fantasy plain and simple" to claim...

Tennessee ramps up handgun permitting for Guard, but can they bring firearms to work?

Published Jul. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- While the state's handgun-carry permitting process is being accelerated for Tennessee National Guard members following last week's slaying...

Faced with hearing, Tennessee Planned Parenthood says it doesn't sell fetal tissue

Published Jul. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- The chairmen of two House and Senate panels will hold a joint "fact-finding" hearing next month to examine...