Ordinance to forbid city employees from harassing colleagues stalls

Published Jun. 30 2015

A proposed ordinance to bar city employees from harassing colleagues based on their sexual orientation or gender identity has been...

Insure Tennessee supporters renew push for Medicaid expansion

Published Jun. 30 2015

NASHVILLE -- Fresh off last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld one key provision of the federal Affordable Care...

Zach Wamp to lead Marco Rubio's Tennessee campaign

Published Jun. 30 2015

Presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has tapped former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp to lead his campaigning efforts in...

South Pittsburg preparing for free income tax assistance program

Published Jun. 29 2015

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — South Pittsburg is preparing to bring the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program to...

So, say you're a gay couple and you want Gov. Haslam to perform your marriage ceremony ...

Published Jun. 28 2015

NASHVILLE — So, two guys with their newly-issued marriage license stroll into Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's Capitol office suite in...

Last public meeting dates set on proposed 1-cent Jackson sales tax hike

Published Jun. 28 2015

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — With a vote looming in August, two more public meetings are set in the Jackson County, Ala.,...

Confederate banner still flying high in Trenton, Ga.

Published Jun. 26 2015

TRENTON, Ga. — As controversies brew around them, the leaders of Trenton, Ga., believe their city will be spared complaints...

Discretionary money can't be spent on schools, Hamilton County attorney says

Published Jun. 26 2015

A day after Hamilton County commissioners defeated a budget veto and kept $900,000 in commission discretionary funds in the 2016...

County Commission's controversial discretionary funds can't be spent on schools, attorney says

Published Jun. 25 2015

A day after Hamilton County Commissioners defeated a budget veto to keep $900,000 in commission discretionary funds, they learned that...

Hamilton County Commission overrides budget veto

Published Jun. 25 2015

Hamilton County's 2016 budget battle is over, and commissioners won. But the body's relationship with the mayor's office was a...

Hamilton County Commission overrides mayor's veto of 2016 budget

Published Jun. 24 2015

The Hamilton County Commission has spoken.

State officials target Confederate symbols; critics see knee-jerk attempt to change history

Published Jun. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he favors removing the bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, a...

McCormick: Replace Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest bust with Davy Crockett

Published Jun. 23 2015

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, today asked State Capitol Commission members to recommend removal of a bust of Confederate...

County mayor vetoes budget, says commission decision 'fiscally irresponsible'

Published Jun. 23 2015

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger drew a line in the sand Monday.

As TN Democrats and Republicans quarrel over Charleston, Nathan Bedford Forrest rears head

Published Jun. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- An email from Tennessee Democratic Party Chairwoman Mary Mancini that links last week's shooting death of nine people...

Jim Coppinger to discuss actions he'll take on commissioners' last-minute budget change

Published Jun. 22 2015

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger said he will respond today to a move by county commissioners last week to amend...

Gov. Haslam wants new choices for vacant Hamilton County judgeship

Published Jun. 19 2015

NASHVILLE -- Apparently dissatisfied with the three nominees sent to him, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday asked the state's judicial...

Hamilton County commissioners vote to take spending money back

Published Jun. 18 2015

Hamilton County commissioners won't raise your taxes, but they don't mind spending your savings.

Haslam: State preparing for gay-marriage ruling

Published Jun. 18 2015

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says state officials are discussing how to proceed should the U.S. Supreme Court rule same-sex...

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Smith MIA on why system didn't nominate candidate to governor's 'Teacher Cabinet'

Published Jun. 18 2015

NASHVILLE -- Eighteen classroom teachers from across Tennessee have been named to Gov. Bill Haslam's new "Teacher Cabinet" and as...

How badly do Hamilton commissioners want discretionary money? Enough to do this.

Published Jun. 17 2015

Hamilton County Commissioners want their $900,000 discretionary fund so bad, they are just going to take it.

Hamilton County to lobby full time in Nashville

Published Jun. 14 2015

Hamilton County is planning to put more money behind influencing legislative efforts in Nashville.

Political Notebook: Trey Gowdy's Chattanooga speech draws Democrats' fire

Published Jun. 14 2015

The ranking Democrat on the House Select Committee on Benghazi last week chided Republican Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy. R-S.C., and...