Haslam seeks to manage others' budget hopes amid rebounding state revenue

Published Nov. 30 2015

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam opens public hearings today on his administration's upcoming budget, though Tennessee's rebounding revenues have administration officials...

Seat belt fines to more than double in Tennessee

Published Nov. 29 2015

Starting in January, the seat belt fine will more than double in Tennessee

Seeing no change in Legislature, Haslam says little hope for passing Insure Tennessee in 2016

Published Nov. 29 2015

While city councils in Chattanooga and Knoxville are urging Tennessee lawmakers to approve Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed Insure Tennessee plan,...

Haslam intends to rebid exclusive state-office leasing contract now held by Jones Lang LaSalle

Published Nov. 28 2015

Tennessee officials have decided not to extend real estate giant Jones Lang LaSalle's exclusive and controversial contract for negotiating leased...

'Slow poke law' would ban cruising in passing lane

Published Nov. 27 2015

Rep. Dan Howell believes a new bill he's proposed would cut down on cruisers in the passing lane, and any...

Tennessee doctors want malpractice payout limits in constitution

Published Nov. 25 2015

Fearful that Tennessee courts could eventually strike down a 2011 law capping jury awards in medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors plan...

Jennifer Donnals named Gov. Haslam's press secretary

Published Nov. 24 2015

Jennifer Donnals has been named the new press secretary for Gov. Bill Haslam.

Gov. Haslam says Tennesseans 'scared' of Syrian refugees

Published Nov. 24 2015

NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says fellow Tennesseans are gripped by fear over concerns terrorists could slip in among...

Tennessee Promise passes goal of having 9,000 volunteer mentors

Published Nov. 24 2015

Roughly 9,300 people applied to be mentors for the Tennessee Promise program, surpassing the statewide goal of 9,000.

State lawyers call proposed legislative districts 'bizarre'

Published Nov. 24 2015

The attorney general's office said alternate legislative maps suggested by black legislators show that Alabama lawmakers made proper choices in...

Tennessee governor wants state to have a role in approving Syrian refugees

Published Nov. 23 2015

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said today that although he feels more comfortable with the federal vetting process for Syrian refugees,...

Tennessee bill seeks to require eye tests for senior drivers

Published Nov. 23 2015

Tennesseans over the age 76 would be required to get a vision test prior to renewal of their driver's licenses...

Critics question HUD figures showing drop in number of Tennessee homeless

Published Nov. 22 2015

Federal officials say the number of Americans and Tennesseans who have experienced homelessness has dropped 11 percent since 2010 ...

Democrat Edwards wins Louisiana governor race

Published Nov. 21 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Democrat John Bel Edwards has won the runoff election for Louisiana governor, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican...

Georgia to hire auditing firm after voters' data released

Published Nov. 20 2015

Georgia's secretary of state says he'll hire a firm to audit his office after personal information for Georgia's 6 million...

Official says Tennessee Promise helps spike in higher education enrollment

Published Nov. 20 2015

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's free-tuition program has contributed to a spike in students pursuing a postsecondary degree at...

Georgia official: Employee fired for releasing personal data on 6 million voters

Published Nov. 20 2015

ATLANTA — Georgia's secretary of state said Thursday that he takes "full responsibility" for more than 6 million voters' personal...

Alabama attorney general says new ethics advice is 'significant improvement'

Published Nov. 20 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Attorney General Luther Strange on Wednesday praised the Alabama Ethics Commission's revised advice to lawmakers that he...

Groups denounce Tennessee lawmaker's call to round up Syrian refugees

Published Nov. 19 2015

NASHVILLE — A top Republican lawmaker's call for the Tennessee National Guard to round up Syrian refugees and block new...

Georgia accidentally releases personal data of 6 million citizens

Published Nov. 19 2015

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp acknowledged Wednesday that Social Security numbers and other personal information for the...

GOP leader likens himself to Paul Revere after calling for Syrian refugees to be kicked out of Tennessee

Published Nov. 18 2015

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee ACLU and a state-based advocacy group for refugees are denouncing as "reprehensible" and "dangerous" a call...

Push for referendum on cigarette tax to fund arts projects fizzles

Published Nov. 18 2015

NASHVILLE — An effort to let Hamilton County voters decide whether to approve a 20 cent-per-pack cigarette tax to fund...

Georgia Gov. Deal stands by order to ban Syrian refugees

Published Nov. 17 2015

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday stood by an executive order preventing Syrian refugees from being resettled in Georgia...