Kyle files Tennessee Senate bill to do away with 'divisive' Confederate flag license plates

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis, says she has filed legislation to block the state from issuing specialty license...

State's top court denies death row challenge to execution by electrocution

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Supreme Court today turned down a challenge by state Death Row inmates to the use of...

Obama lands in Tennessee, Haslam stays away

Published Jul. 1 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam did not greet the president at the airport, and doesn't plan to attend the president's speech. Although...

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam snubs President Obama again

Published Jul. 1 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't plan to meet with President Barack Obama today when the president travels to Nashville to discuss...

181 new laws take effect today in Tennessee

Published Jul. 1 2015

A mandate for a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new Tennessee laws taking effect today.

Supreme Court's same-sex ruling roils conservative Tennessee House Republicans

Published Jul. 1 2015

NASHVILLE -- Nearly half of Tennessee's House Republican Caucus met "in a state of shock" Tuesday to discuss whether to...

Haslam names head of Children's Services as new chief of staff

Published Jun. 30 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named Jim Henry, current commissioner of the Department of Children's Services, as his new chief...

How Tennessee ranks on list of most patriotic states

Published Jun. 29 2015

With a new WalletHub survey showing Tennessee ranks only 29th among states in terms of patriotism, Tennesseans may need to...

Tennessee veterans angry over loss — of tax benefits

Published Jun. 29 2015

Changes are coming —┬áchanges to a property tax relief program for totally disabled veterans and elderly residents that will increase...

Obama to visit Tennessee on Wednesday

Published Jun. 28 2015

According to The Tennessean, a White House official says the president plans to discuss how the nation can continue to...

UPDATED: Supreme Court overturns bans on gay marriage in all 50 states

Published Jun. 26 2015

The Supreme Court declared today that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

TN lawmakers drafting Pastor Protection Act in response to same-sex marriage ruling

Published Jun. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Tennessee and across the country already has two socially...

First same-sex marriage licenses issued in Chattanooga after Supreme Court ruling as Tenn. AG sounds off

Published Jun. 26 2015

County clerks in Tennessee may now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to the state's County Technical Assistance Service.

Haslam: State will seek guidance if same-sex marriage ruled legal

Published Jun. 26 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that the state continues to talk to Tennessee's 95 county clerks, and state Attorney General...

'Surprised' Haslam has mixed feelings on top court's health care law ruling

Published Jun. 25 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said today he's "surprised" and has mixed feelings over today's U.S. Supreme Court decision...

Top Tennessee lawmakers seek decision on Forrest bust

Published Jun. 25 2015

NASHVILLE — Though he calls it a "knee-jerk reaction" to the Charleston church massacre, Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is...

Gov. Bill Haslam's communications director, Alexia Poe, exiting

Published Jun. 25 2015

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday announced that his director of communications, Alexia Poe, is leaving the administration Friday...

TN Democratic Party accused of trying to make money from Charleston tragedy

Published Jun. 22 2015

An email today from Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini that links last week's shooting death of nine people at...

Did TN Gov. Bill Haslam just invade Georgia?

Published Jun. 22 2015

NASHVILLE -- Someone call Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and fast! The state of Tennessee appears to have invaded the Peach...

New Tennessee website launches featuring state's $46,000 logo

Published Jun. 22 2015

Tennessee government's revamped website is up and running and, yes, the site features the state's controversial new TN logo.

Tennessee Democrats take aim at Todd Gardenhire

Published Jun. 21 2015

Tennessee Democrats have named their enemy No. 1 for 2016: Republican state Sen. Todd Gardenhire.

Behind the Tennessee logo, website glitches

Published Jun. 20 2015

NASHVILLE — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected — at least for now — granting a trademark to...

Feds say Tennessee can't trademark embattled new logo

Published Jun. 19 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam has said one of the main points of creating a new state logo is that Tennessee can't...