Chattanooga-area lawmakers stood out at Capitol this year

Published Apr. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- You just couldn't escape Chattanooga-area lawmakers and erupting local controversies in this year's session of the Tennessee General...

Gov. Haslam signs guns-in-parks bill to allow firearms into local parks, playgrounds, ballfields

Published Apr. 25 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday signed into law a bill that immediately overrides city and county bans...

Democrat calls Bill Haslam's signing of guns-in-parks bill 'absolute failure of leadership'

Published Apr. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam is drawing fire from Democratic lawmakers for signing into law a bill today that strips...

TN governor signs bill allowing guns in parks and playgrounds

Published Apr. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Despite reservations, Gov. Bill Haslam today signed into law legislation that strips city and county governments of their...

109th Tennessee General Assembly bows out for the season

Published Apr. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- The 109th Tennessee General Assembly wrapped up its seasonal run with fewer rules for guns, more for abortion...

TN governor expects to make decision this week on guns-in-parks bill

Published Apr. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam says he will make a decision this week on whether he will sign or veto...

TN House, Senate can't agree on mechanism to reject judges

Published Apr. 23 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The state House and Senate have failed to agree on a method for rejecting the governor's nominations...

Backers of Tennessee in-state tuition for undocumented students say they'll try again next year

Published Apr. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- As the Tennessee House debated a bill Wednesday that could determine whether he can eventually afford college, 15-year-old...

Traffic camera bill survives Holt's jolt

Published Apr. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- For most of this year's legislative session, Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, and Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, have worked...

UPDATE: In-state tuition for undocumented Tennessee students bill dead for the year

Published Apr. 22 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill allowing undocumented Tennesseans to attend public colleges at in-state tuition rates narrowly failed on the House...

Rep. Mike Carter's de-annexation bill dead for the year

Published Apr. 22 2015

NASHVILLE -- Rep. Mike Carter's effort to let sections of cities vote in referendums to "de-annex" themselves is dead for...

Traffic camera opponent makes false claims about Hixson Pike's "S" curves

Published Apr. 22 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill banning cities' use of automated traffic cameras is staggering to the House floor in a watered-down...

Judge rules in favor of prayer at Hamilton County Commission meetings

Published Apr. 22 2015

U.S. District Judge Harry S. Mattice issued an order today in favor of Hamilton County's right to open public meetings...

Tennessee tuition equality proposal headed for House vote

Published Apr. 22 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee residents who are authorized to be in the United States would be eligible for in-state tuition...

Gov. Haslam expected to sign Tennessee abortion restriction bills into law

Published Apr. 22 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee abortion opponents' 15-year quest to restore restrictions struck down by the state Supreme Court is on the...

City Councilman Chris Anderson seeks to rein in tow truck charges

Published Apr. 22 2015

City Councilman Chris Anderson proposed an ordinance Tuesday to make it illegal for towing companies to "price gouge" residents by...

Judge will issue decision today in Hamilton County Commission prayer case

Published Apr. 22 2015

A federal judge will issue an order early today that could decide the fate of a local public prayer case...

Papers, please: Drivers may have to supply insurance before getting vehicle registration

Published Apr. 21 2015

Some 40 years after Tennessee's mandatory auto-insurance provision became law, a bill now headed to Gov. Bill Haslam will finally...

Legislation allows photos of homicide victims to be shown in Tennessee courts

Published Apr. 21 2015

The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation on Tuesday to allow an "appropriate photograph" of a homicide victim prior to their...

School voucher bill dead in Tennessee

Published Apr. 21 2015

A school voucher bill is dead in the Tennessee General Assembly for this year.

Tennessee abortion bills pass

Published Apr. 21 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill mandating 48-hour waiting periods for women seeking an abortion, which also requires counseling by a doctor,...

Tennessee House votes unanimously to repeal, replace Common Core

Published Apr. 21 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee House members voted 97-0 Monday to repeal and replace the state's Common Core education standards with a...

Majority Leader McCormick raps Andy Holt's knuckles

Published Apr. 20 2015

NASHVILLE - House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick today rhetorically rapped the knuckles of a GOP colleague after the lawmaker asked...