Bill to make Bible Tennessee's official state book fails in Senate

Published Apr. 17 2015

NASHVILLE -- Efforts to designate the "Holy Bible" as Tennessee government's official book failed in the state Senate Thursday after...

Tennessee budget bill bans BEP lawsuit funds

Published Apr. 17 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Republican lawmakers sent a $33.8 billion annual spending plan to Gov. Bill Haslam Thursday complete with orders...

Gardenhire's tuition bill gets Senate approval

Published Apr. 17 2015

NASHVILLE -- State senators gave overwhelming approval on Thursday to Sen. Todd Gardenhire's bill granting in-state tuition rates at state...

Senate effectively kills effort to make Tennessee's state book the Bible

Published Apr. 16 2015

NASHVILLE -- The state Senate voted 22-9 today to re-refer a bill making the "Holy Bible" the state's official book...

Bill hiking taxes on health maintenance organizations in TN on the way to Haslam

Published Apr. 16 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill hiking taxes on health maintenace organizations doing business in Tennessee is on it's way to Gov....

Georgia governor: 'Wait is over' for families in need of cannabis oil

Published Apr. 16 2015

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today signed HB 1, legislation that permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain...

Tennessee Senate passes 48-hour waiting-period abortion bill

Published Apr. 16 2015

NASHVILLE -- Women would have to wait 48 hours before an abortion, under legislation approved by the Senate on Wednesday...

Angry Tennessee Republican lawmakers strike back at Hamilton County, other school systems

Published Apr. 16 2015

NASHVILLE -- Angry Tennessee Republican lawmakers are using the might of state government to strike back at school boards in...

TN House votes to make the Bible the official state book

Published Apr. 15 2015

NASHVILLE -- Following the second straight day of often-fiery debate, the state House voted 55-38 today to make the "Holy...

Bible as official state book debate continues to broil in Tennessee House

Published Apr. 15 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee's rollicking House debate over making the "Holy Bible" state government's official book is expected to resume today...

Protesters try to keep Insure Tennessee alive

Published Apr. 15 2015

As the battle to make the Bible the state's book wages on, the debate to extend health insurance to 280,000...

Tennessee Senate advances measure to put attorney general vote on ballot

Published Apr. 15 2015

NASHVILLE -- The state Senate voted 23-9 Tuesday to begin the lengthy process of giving Tennessee voters the say on...

Special committee strips Capitol complex from Tennessee guns-in-parks bill

Published Apr. 15 2015

NASHVILLE -- A special legislative committee voted Tuesday not to allow Tennessee handgun-carry permit holders to be armed at the...

Chattanooga pastor leads sit-down protest at Legislative Plaza

Published Apr. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- A Chattanooga minister and other supporters of Insure Tennessee were staging a sit-down demonstration this afternoon in front...

Bill to make the Bible Tennessee's state book delayed

Published Apr. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- Following an often-tumultuous House debate today featuring discussion of God, Jesus, Moses, salamanders, the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions,...

Why Sen. Todd Gardenhire won't vote on the Holy Bible bill

Published Apr. 14 2015

Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, said today he will abstain from voting on legislation making the Bible a state book.

Elected TN Attorney General amendment clears first hurdle

Published Apr. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- The state Senate voted 23-9 today to begin the lengthy process of giving Tennessee voters the say on...

TN House votes to create lifetime handgun carry permits

Published Apr. 14 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee House has voted to create a $500 lifetime handgun carry permit.

Tennessee bill allows use of certain amounts of cannabis oil

Published Apr. 13 2015

NASHVILLE -- Legislation that would allow a person to possess cannabis oil under certain circumstances is headed to the governor...

Attorney general says Bible can't be official Tennessee book

Published Apr. 13 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill seeking to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee would violate separation of church and...

Chattanooga minister's Supreme Court case paved way for pastors in Tennessee Legislature

Published Apr. 12 2015

NASHVILLE -- When a bill designating the "Holy Bible" as the official state book hits the House floor this week,...

Tennessee Republican Party elects new chairman

Published Apr. 11 2015

State Rep. Ryan Haynes has been elected chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. Haynes was elected by the GOP's...

Political Notebook: Haynes to lead Tennessee GOP

Published Apr. 11 2015

State Republicans on Saturday named state Rep. Ryan Haynes chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.