Amended version of Favors' mandatory school bus seat belt bill shifts full cost to state

Published Apr. 25 2017

Rep. JoAnne Favors' mandatory school bus seat belt legislation was amended in a House panel Tuesday afternoon to require state...

Tennessee attorney general to defend abortion bill if it becomes law

Published Apr. 25 2017

The Tennessee attorney general's office says it would defend an amended abortion bill in court if it becomes law, despite...

Haslam proposes $11.8 million in state funds to settle TVA/Ocoee whitewater rafters dispute

Published Apr. 25 2017

Big changes are planned for the Tennessee Ocoee River region's management and funding — along with an $11.8 million state...

Tennessee immigrant students lament in-state tuition defeat

Published Apr. 25 2017

Tennessee immigrant students have handed lawmakers paper tombstone cutouts that described their lost hopes and dreams to protest the defeat...

Gov. Haslam's Tennessee budget update includes $50 million for new state library

Published Apr. 25 2017

A long-delayed effort to construct a new building for the Tennessee State Library and Archives would be funded under Republican...

Lawmakers say Flynn did not inform U.S. government about payments from Turkey, Russia

Published Apr. 25 2017

Two members of Congress say fired National Security Adviser Flynn shouldn't have accepted money from Russia, Turkey.

Senate gives final approval to Haslam's approach to school bus safety; Favors' seat belt bill up later today

Published Apr. 25 2017

The Tennessee Senate on Monday took final action on Gov. Bill Haslam's bill imposing new training and reporting requirements regarding...

Tennessee AG to defend abortion bill if it becomes law

Published Apr. 25 2017

The Tennessee attorney general's office says it would defend an amended abortion bill in court if it becomes law, despite...

Lawsuit: Georgia lawmakers violated black voters' rights in 2015 redistricting

Published Apr. 25 2017

Georgia lawmakers violated federal voting rights law by moving black voters out and white voters in to two state House...

Charge in Knox County fatal driving case tests Tennessee law

Published Apr. 25 2017

For the first time since 1989, a motorist in Tennessee has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a...

Tennessee House OKs bill that would allow 23 hours of alcohol sales at 2 Nashville bars

Published Apr. 25 2017

The Tennessee House has passed a bill that would allow two Nashville bars to serve alcohol for 23 hours a...

Georgia to raise fees for hunting, fishing licenses

Published Apr. 25 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a bill Tuesday increasing fees for hunting and fishing licenses.


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Alabama honors Southern soldiers on Confederate Memorial Day

Published Apr. 25 2017

The only black man clad in the gray woolen uniform of a Confederate soldier, H.K. Edgerton stood up Monday and...

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

Published Apr. 24 2017

The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as...

Tennessee House GOP sends gas tax legislation to Gov. Haslam for final approval

Published Apr. 24 2017

Tennessee's first gas tax increase in nearly 30 years is now headed to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam after the GOP-run...

Tennessee general fund revenues fell nearly 8 percent below state's March projections

Published Apr. 24 2017

Tennessee general fund revenues in March fell nearly 8 percent or $71.91 million below projections in March, but Finance Commissioner...

Republican Bill Lee to run for governor of Tennessee

Published Apr. 24 2017

Republican businessman Bill Lee made it official today, filing papers to run in what promises to be a crowded 2018...

Tennessee lawmakers expected to give final OK to roads bill

Published Apr. 24 2017

The Tennessee House is poised to put the finishing touch on months of work on Gov. Bill Haslam's bill that...

Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

Published Apr. 24 2017

Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where...

Tennessee House plans final action on gas tax bill

Published Apr. 24 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed road funding bill, up for final House floor consideration today, would affect dozens of Southeast Tennessee...

List of Chattanooga area projects Haslam says would benefit under gas tax bill

Published Apr. 24 2017

Here are some of the Chattanooga and regional projects Gov. Bill Haslam says would benefit under his IMPROVE Act:


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Chattanooga City Council to consider short-term vacation rental district boundaries

Published Apr. 24 2017

The Chattanooga City Council plans to hash out the boundaries of a proposed special district for short-term vacation rentals on...

42 Tennessee lawmakers call for time out on Haslam hi-ed outsourcing

Published Apr. 24 2017

Nearly a third of the Tennessee General Assembly is calling on Gov. Bill Haslam's outsourcing czar, Terry Cowles, not to...