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.

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...

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.

TN logo flap: Haslam learns hard lesson on power of simple symbols

Published Jun. 12 2015

NASHVILLE — Despite the unplanned and rocky rollout of Tennessee government's new logo, Gov. Bill Haslam is sticking by his...

Critics question CCA jail operation idea

Published Jun. 12 2015

A consulting firm will have to determine whether Corrections Corporation of America can run Hamilton County's jail more cheaply than...

Commissioners mull sheriff's bridge plan costs

Published Jun. 11 2015

Hamilton County commissioners had no major complaints about the 2016 county budget, but it's clear they are hearing complaints from...

In Chattanooga, Rick Santorum returns with fiscal focus

Published Jun. 11 2015

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won the Volunteer State in 2012, and he hopes to do so again.

Haslam will headline event honoring Chattanooga-based Haiti charity

Published Jun. 10 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam will be the featured guest in Chattanooga on Thursday at a benefit honoring the Children's Nutrition Program...

Chattanooga City Council gives 2016 budget a first nod

Published Jun. 10 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's 2016 budget has received its first blessing from the city council, along with a tax break...

Chattanooga City Council OKs Berke's 2016 operating budget

Published Jun. 9 2015

The Chattanooga City Council has OK'd the first reading of Mayor Andy Berke's 2016 operating budget.

Gowdy says prolonged Benghazi probe due to delays in producing emails, documents

Published Jun. 7 2015

The South Carolina Republican leading a congressional probe critical of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says his party needs...

Political Notebook: Activists breach 2015 National Pachyderm Convention in Chattanooga

Published Jun. 7 2015

A group of health-care activists interrupted dinner at the 2015 National Pachyderm Convention in the downtown Marriott on Saturday night.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger unveils 2016 budget

Published Jun. 2 2015

Mayor Jim Coppinger is giving the Hamilton County Commissioners a first look at his 2016 budget.

Tennessee lawmakers may change decades-old sales tax laws

Published May. 29 2015

Some state legislators and county officials are looking into changing decades-old sales tax laws in an effort to help counties...

Political Notebook: Alexander boosts energy research

Published May. 24 2015

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is co-sponsor of a bill that would double spending on basic energy research over five years.

City Council pleased with first glance of Mayor Andy Berke's 2016 budget

Published May. 20 2015

Chattanooga City Council members say Mayor Andy Berke's 2016 budget looks OK at first blush, but there will be plenty...

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke reveals $221 million budget, including $4 million increase

Published May. 19 2015

If the budget is approved as drafted, city workers who make $50,000 or less will be getting $750 increases. Those...

City Council unanimously approves tax break for Maclellan building

Published May. 5 2015

The Chattanooga City Council unanimously voted to approve a 14 year tax break for the historic downtown Maclellan Building renovations.