State lawmaker wants feds to look at Tennessee prison problems, questions impartiality of selected group

Published Sep. 1 2015

NASHVILLE -- A top Tennessee House Democrat questioned Monday whether the planned outside review of state prison problems by the...

Georgia governor proposes $50 million more on pre-kindergarten

Published Sep. 1 2015

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal said he wants to spend $50 million to reverse cuts to Georgia's pre-kindergarten program that...

Officials tweak plans for Tennessee Promise mentors

Published Aug. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam hopes recent changes to the Tennessee Promise program will encourage more students and mentors...

TN Democrats file bill to ban guns at certain events

Published Aug. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- Two Democratic lawmakers today filed a bill that changes Tennessee's latest "guns in parks" law to allow officials...

Gov. Haslam spreads wealth among Senate candidates

Published Aug. 31 2015

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam has made contributions to the re-election campaigns of 10 Republican U.S. senators so far this...

Tennessee judge upholds lethal injection process, says inmates didn't prove painful death

Published Aug. 26 2015

Tennessee judge upholds lethal injection process, says inmates didn't prove painful death.

Sen. Bob Corker urges long-term road funding solutions in Tennessee

Published Aug. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday that he hopes his home state of Tennessee won't emulate Washington...

Tennessee prison officials: Mistakes happen

Published Aug. 26 2015

Tennessee prison officials acknowledged in a letter given to lawmakers Monday that "mistakes in the review of incidents do happen."

Georgia lawmaker introduces bill to ban sale or purchase of fetal tissue

Published Aug. 25 2015

State Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, announced Monday that he will introduce a bill to ban the purchase or sale...

Tennessee GOP senators call for 'emergency rules' on abortion

Published Aug. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Five Republican state senators are calling on Gov. Bill Haslam to enact "emergency rules" for abortion providers in...

Bill Haslam in Cleveland to help kick off free college tuition program

Published Aug. 24 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam is visiting several community colleges this week to help kick off his Tennessee Promise program.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to speak Wednesday

Published Aug. 23 2015

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., will be the speaker at the Friends of Hixson Community Breakfast on Wednesday.

New bill would grant immunity to armed TN National Guard members

Published Aug. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, says he will introduce a bill granting immunity and personal liability for Tennessee National...

Democrats criticize Haslam for considering more state property management outsourcing

Published Aug. 18 2015

NASHVILLE -- Democratic lawmakers questioned today whether Gov. Bill Haslam has a "baseline hostility" toward state employees as the Republican...

TN agencies ordered to offer cuts of up to 3.5 percent for upcoming budget

Published Aug. 18 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee state agencies are being asked to outline spending cuts of up to 3.5 percent in discretionary spending...

Haslam eyes privatizing building management, operations, services at state colleges, prisons

Published Aug. 18 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam is exploring privatizing building management, operations and services at Tennessee's colleges and universities as the...

Haslam: No consensus on Tennessee road funding

Published Aug. 18 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam sees widespread agreement about Tennessee's need to spend more on transportation projects.

Alabama judge tentatively delays Hubbard trial until March

Published Aug. 17 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A judge on Monday delayed the ethics trial for indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard until March, a...

Robin Derryberry named to serve on Tennessee Human Rights Commission

Published Aug. 17 2015

NASHVILLE -- State House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, has appointed Robin Derryberry of Chattanooga to serve on the Tennessee Human...

Chattanooga slayings prompt state, federal changes on military members being armed in U.S.

Published Aug. 16 2015

NASHVILLE -- The July 16 shooting rampage that killed five U.S. servicemen in Chattanooga devastated families and shocked the nation.

Ramsey questions whether colleagues' gubernatorial ambitions pose road block to transportation funding

Published Aug. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- As Republican Gov. Bill Haslam works to build public momentum for new transportation funding, some GOP leaders are...

Gov. Haslam reassures Republicans fetal tissue sales illegal in Tennessee

Published Aug. 13 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam is assuring fellow Republicans that fetal tissue sales are illegal in Tennessee.

As Haslam promotes TN road needs, House Speaker Harwell not interested in 2016 tax discussion

Published Aug. 13 2015

NASHVILLE -- As Gov. Bill Haslam worked today to build public support for new transportation funds, fellow Republican Beth Harwell,...