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.

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.

Three more names sent to Haslam as candidates for Hamilton County judgeship

Published Jul. 23 2015

The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments is sending another slate of three names to Gov. Bill Haslam as candidates to...

Chattanooga nondiscrimination ordinance clears final hurdle and challenge

Published Jul. 22 2015

Before a full room, and a row of people holding signs that said "protect our privacy" and "political correctness gone...

DesJarlais: Bill arming military personnel needed because Pentagon directive falls short

Published Jul. 21 2015

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., says his bill overturning a 1992 Department of Defense directive barring most service...

Two area legislators issue call for action on slaying of five military members in city

Published Jul. 21 2015

The shooting that killed five U.S. military members at an Amnicola Highway reserve center Thursday was "an act of terrorism,"...

Gov. Bill Haslam orders Tennessee officials to provide more protections for state National Guard following Chattanooga shooting

Published Jul. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam on Sunday ordered a review of security policies at Tennessee National Guard recruiting stations and...

House Speaker Beth Harwell's plan for fixing Tennessee roads differs from Gov. Bill Haslam's

Published Jul. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- As Republican Gov. Bill Haslam seeks to lay the groundwork for new transportation funding, one of his...

Commissioner seeks 2nd opinion after attorney general says no to back pay

Published Jul. 16 2015

Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Beck says he and other commissioners deserve more money.

GOP lawmaker urges 'serious consideration' to impeaching Gov. Haslam

Published Jul. 15 2015

NASHVILLE -- Furious at Republican Gov. Bill Haslam for having "bowed down" to the U.S. Supreme Court on the same-sex...

Some county commissioners shedding light on their discretionary spending

Published Jul. 14 2015

Some Hamilton County commissioners are fending off criticism of their discretionary spending by shedding some light on the process.

New TN State Museum project will have Haslam assuming lead role as booster

Published Jul. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam will be leading the planned $40 million private fundraising campaign intended to bolster $120 million...

Spouses of Tennessee workers in same-sex marriages now eligible for health insurance, other benefits

Published Jul. 11 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee government is now offering health insurance and other benefits to same-sex spouses of state workers as a...

Late changes made to City of Chattanooga nondiscrimination ordinance

Published Jul. 11 2015

Late changes to a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance that seeks to protect gay, lesbian and transgender Chattanooga employees have picked up...

Nondiscrimination ordinance opens rift between two of Chattanooga's top Democrats

Published Jul. 9 2015

Debate over a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance for gay, lesbian and transsexual Chattanooga employees is splitting more than the City Council.

Tennessee lawmakers charge states' rights face soaking under EPA's new water regulations

Published Jul. 9 2015

NASHVILLE -- Calling it a states' rights issue, 63 Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday urged Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery to...

Ga. lawmaker wants all police to honor immigration holds

Published Jul. 8 2015

A Georgia lawmaker says law enforcement agencies should be sanctioned for not cooperating with federal requests to keep people in...

Should Hamilton County hire its lobbyist full-time?

Published Jul. 8 2015

The Hamilton County Commission will vote next week to pay the county's lobbyist for full-time work.

Gerald McCormick's road bonds suggestion hits pothole with colleagues

Published Jul. 8 2015

NASHVILLE -- House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick's suggestion that fellow Tennessee lawmakers first consider having the state issue bonds to...

Critics say nondiscrimination ordinance would create restroom confusion

Published Jul. 8 2015

The debate over a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance for Chattanooga employees has come down to a battle over four words: "gender...

Three strikes for proposed Bradley County property tax hike

Published Jul. 8 2015

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — For the third time since April, the Bradley County Commission has shot down a proposed tax increase,...

Eleven attorneys apply for shot at Hamilton County criminal judgeship

Published Jul. 6 2015

This is the second round of applications for the position, after Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam asked for more choices earlier...

With nearly $750,000 in campaign warchest, challenger Starrett says ready for DesJarlais in 2016 GOP primary

Published Jul. 6 2015

NASHVILLE — Republican Grant Starrett says he has raised nearly three quarters of a million dollars for his 4th Congressional...