Tennessee joins lawsuit challenging Obama's executive order on illegal immigration

Published Dec. 22 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery today said he is joining a multi-state lawsuit launched by fellow Republicans in...

Alexander, Corker get committee assignments

Published Dec. 22 2014

Tennessee's U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, have received their committee assignments for the new legislative session.

With big assist from hospitals, Haslam begins building support for Medicaid plan

Published Dec. 22 2014

NASHVILLE Salesman Bill Haslam was in high gear last week, urging Tennessee county mayors to get on board with...

Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

Published Dec. 19 2014

The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain...

GOP leader Ketron diagnosed with cancer

Published Dec. 19 2014

NASHVILLE — State Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, Tenn., announced Thursday he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's...

First hoop cleared in Chattanooga City Council for Uber ordinance

Published Dec. 17 2014

Taxi drivers get phone calls, then drive people places for money.

Cleveland, TN picks new fire chief

Published Dec. 17 2014

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The Cleveland Fire Department will have a new chief at the turn of the year.

Lawmakers ready to look at Haslam Medicaid plan

Published Dec. 17 2014

NASHVILLE -- As he begins a campaign to sell his Insure Tennessee plan to fellow Republicans in the state Legislature,...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam has one eye on Medicaid’s future

Published Dec. 17 2014

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has joined “a steady drumbeat” of Republican governors who have recently proposed to expand their Medicaid...

Gov. Bill Haslam unwraps Tennessee Medicaid expansion alternative

Published Dec. 16 2014

NASHVILLE -- Tennesseans who make too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to afford their own health insurance...

Taxi owner asks Chattanooga Transportation Board to bar Uber

Published Dec. 16 2014

As the Chattanooga City Council mulls new rules to allow taxis and ride-share networks such as Uber to co-exist --...

Tennessee attorney general fights to keep heterosexual marriage

Published Dec. 16 2014

The Tennessee attorney general is fighting to keep marriage in the Volunteer State between "one man and one woman."

Fees on trucking proposed to meet Tennessee's road needs

Published Dec. 15 2014

NASHVILLE — In a state faced with declining fuel tax revenues but growing road needs, many expect Tennessee legislators to...

Tennessee lawmaker fears danger from prison changes

Published Dec. 14 2014

NASHVILLE -- A top House lawmaker says some guards at a state prison in his district are warning him that...

Bill would require racial profiling ban in Tennessee

Published Dec. 11 2014

All of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies would have to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling, under legislation introduced in...

Beth Harwell, Gerald McCormick retain Tennessee House posts

Published Dec. 11 2014

NASHVILLE — Efforts by tea party Republicans to seize the Tennessee House's No. 1 leadership position, the speakership, fizzled Wednesday...

Watch Saxby Chambliss say goodbye

Published Dec. 10 2014

Watch Saxby Chambliss deliver his goodbye speech to the U.S. Senate.

House Speaker Beth Harwell was nominated for a third term

Published Dec. 10 2014

House Speaker Beth Harwell was nominated for a third term today after fellow Republicans overwhelmingly rejected a challenge by Rick...

Rep. Kevin Brooks of Cleveland re-elected

Published Dec. 10 2014

Rep. Kevin Brooks of Cleveland was re-elected Republicans' Assistant Majority leader this afternoon.

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga re-elected

Published Dec. 10 2014

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga was re-elected to the post today by the 73-member caucus.

State to decide this month whether to junk $37 million, nonworking TennCare computer

Published Dec. 10 2014

NASHVILLE -- State officials hope to decide later this month whether they will have to junk a problem-plagued $37.5 million...

Tennessee delegates fume over Erlanger bonuses

Published Dec. 10 2014

• Erlanger should solidify financials before giving bonuses

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Published Dec. 9 2014

WASHINGTON - MIT economist Jonathan Gruber - an often-quoted adviser on the president's health care law - told Congress on...