Senate sponsor says Haslam plan uses 'conservative principles'

Published Jan. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- The sponsor of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee legislation says he agreed to carry the measure after...

Insure Tennessee Senate sponsor Overbey says Haslam plan uses 'conservative principles'

Published Jan. 30 2015

The sponsor of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee legislation says he agreed to carry the measure this week after...

Majority of state House Democrats ready to support Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan

Published Jan. 30 2015

NASHVILLE -- State House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh says the "overwhelming majority" of Democrats in the chamber are "prepared to...

Most House Democrats support Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 30 2015

Most of the 26 Democrats in the Tennessee House will support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed plan to provide insurance...

Insure Tennessee picks up GOP Senate sponsor

Published Jan. 30 2015

MURFREESBORO -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday he now has a GOP state Senate sponsor for his Insure Tennessee...

Haslam finds state Senate sponsor for Insure Tennessee plan

Published Jan. 29 2015

MURFREESBORO -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has now found a Senate sponsor for his Insure Tennessee plan after Republican...

Chattanooga area lawmakers grill Haslam on Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 29 2015

From insurance co-pays to the reliability of the federal government, local lawmakers had plenty of ground they wanted Gov. Bill...

Bigger enrollment seen for Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 29 2015

NASHVILLE -- New figures now project an estimated 280,000 low-income Tennesseans would initially qualify to enroll in Gov. Bill Haslam's...

Big increase: Close to 300,000 Tennesseeans may be eligible for Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 28 2015

NASHVILLE - New figures now project an estimated 280,000 low-income Tennesseans would initially qualify to enroll in Gov. Bill Haslam's...

Chattanooga-area lawmakers test Gov. Haslam on Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 28 2015

Local lawmakers peppered Gov. Bill Haslam with questions about his Insure Tennessee health insurance plan Wednesday morning, asking everything from...

Attorney general: Haslam's Insure Tennessee 'zero risk' to state

Published Jan. 28 2015

NASHVILLE -- Both state Attorney General Herbert Slatery and a top federal health official say Gov. Bill Haslam can at...

TN lawmakers pressured to oppose Haslam's Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 27 2015

NASHVILLE - Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris, D-Memphis, today charged that political mailers and radio ads funded by "out-of-state interests"...

Attorney general issues legal opinion on Insure Tennessee plan

Published Jan. 27 2015

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in a new legal opinion that neither the federal government nor the...

Gov. Haslam takes Insure Tennessee pitch on the road

Published Jan. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam spent Monday pitching his Insure Tennessee proposal to Knoxville-area legislators even as a staunch...

Tennessee: Want to grow some hemp - legally?

Published Jan. 26 2015

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says it is now accepting applications from farmers and producers interested in growing industrial hemp....

Tennessee doctors worried how Haslam's healthcare reform will play out

Published Jan. 26 2015

While the Tennessee Medical Association supports Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan, the state's largest physicians' organization says that shouldn't...

Seeing green: Georgia reconsiders cannabis oil; marijuana could be big cash crop (interactive)

Published Jan. 26 2015

Gib Jones sees a green-tinted future. To get there, though, he needs help from the Georgia Legislature.

Georgia gets vote on math problem; school board may switch to 'discrete' math (video)

Published Jan. 26 2015

Math may start to look more traditional at some Georgia schools, because new state School Superintendent Richard Woods wants to...

Tennessee's Lamar Alexander off and running in new U.S. Senate

Published Jan. 25 2015

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is among 22 Senate sponsors of the American Liberty Restoration Act, S. 203, a bill...

Georgia's U.S. Rep. Tom Graves schedules 'County Connection'

Published Jan. 25 2015

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., has scheduled constituent service days in his District 14 counties for the year.

Rep. Tom Dickson named to Georgia Education Reform Commission

Published Jan. 25 2015

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal appointed state Rep. Tom Dickson, R-Cohutta, to his newly formed Education Reform Commission. The commission is...

Foe of Haslam's Insure Tennessee uses Corker bill to attack Medicaid expansion plan

Published Jan. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- A legislative foe of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Medicaid expansion plan is questioning its reliance on a voluntary...

Top Republican accuses conservative group of 'dishonest scare tactics' in attack

Published Jan. 23 2015

NASHVILLE - A top House Republican conservative, who opposes Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal, is lashing out at Americans...