GOP leader Ketron diagnosed with cancer

Published Dec. 19 2014

NASHVILLE — State Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, Tenn., announced Thursday he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's...

Lawmakers ready to look at Haslam Medicaid plan

Published Dec. 17 2014

NASHVILLE -- As he begins a campaign to sell his Insure Tennessee plan to fellow Republicans in the state Legislature,...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam has one eye on Medicaid’s future

Published Dec. 17 2014

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has joined “a steady drumbeat” of Republican governors who have recently proposed to expand their Medicaid...

Gov. Bill Haslam unwraps Tennessee Medicaid expansion alternative

Published Dec. 16 2014

NASHVILLE -- Tennesseans who make too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to afford their own health insurance...

Tennessee attorney general fights to keep heterosexual marriage

Published Dec. 16 2014

The Tennessee attorney general is fighting to keep marriage in the Volunteer State between "one man and one woman."

Fees on trucking proposed to meet Tennessee's road needs

Published Dec. 15 2014

NASHVILLE — In a state faced with declining fuel tax revenues but growing road needs, many expect Tennessee legislators to...

Tennessee lawmaker fears danger from prison changes

Published Dec. 14 2014

NASHVILLE -- A top House lawmaker says some guards at a state prison in his district are warning him that...

Bill would require racial profiling ban in Tennessee

Published Dec. 11 2014

All of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies would have to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling, under legislation introduced in...

Beth Harwell, Gerald McCormick retain Tennessee House posts

Published Dec. 11 2014

NASHVILLE — Efforts by tea party Republicans to seize the Tennessee House's No. 1 leadership position, the speakership, fizzled Wednesday...

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga re-elected

Published Dec. 10 2014

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga was re-elected to the post today by the 73-member caucus.

State to decide this month whether to junk $37 million, nonworking TennCare computer

Published Dec. 10 2014

NASHVILLE -- State officials hope to decide later this month whether they will have to junk a problem-plagued $37.5 million...

Tennessee delegates fume over Erlanger bonuses

Published Dec. 10 2014

• Erlanger should solidify financials before giving bonuses

Tea party seeks to crash Tennessee House speaker race

Published Dec. 9 2014

NASHVILLE -- Traditionally an insider's affair, the contest for the Tennessee state House's most powerful post -- the speakership --...

Gov. Haslam kicks off Tennessee public safety summit

Published Dec. 9 2014

NASHVILLE - While there's been progress in making Tennessee a safer state, much remains to be done, particularly on domestic...

Tennessee officials fear growing heroin problem

Published Dec. 7 2014

NASHVILLE - Law enforcement officials fear Tennessee is about to experience a flood of cheap, supercharged heroin as Mexican drug...

Turning back Carr challenge, Tennessee GOP Chairman Devaney stresses what unites Republicans

Published Dec. 7 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney on Saturday easily fended off a spirited challenge from former state Rep....

Tennessee says prison closing not tied to CCA

Published Dec. 6 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee prison officials say their plan to close a state prison in Nashville isn't tied to a complex...

Haslam says decision on Medicaid expansion close

Published Dec. 6 2014

NASHVILLE - Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday that he's talked with nine Republican governors who have expanded Medicaid for low-income...

Faced with road problems, Haslam weighs whether now is time for new taxes

Published Dec. 4 2014

NASHVILLE - Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that without new transportation money Tennessee must soon decide whether to stop building...

Tennessee teachers pressure Gov. Haslam to provide 6 percent raises

Published Dec. 3 2014

NASHVILLE -- The state's largest teachers' union on Tuesday called on Gov. Bill Haslam to provide educators with a 6...

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announces new members of education advisory boards

Published Dec. 2 2014

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced the new members of his four Education Advisory Boards on Monday, according to a news...

Tennessee GOP aide resigns over criticism of Obama daughters

Published Dec. 2 2014

WASHINGTON - An aide to a Republican congressman resigned Monday after her Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters touched...

Common Core fight: Teachers teach new benchmarks while preparing students for old ones

Published Nov. 28 2014

Haslam questions new challenge by fellow Republicans to Common Core