Harwell announces House will hear from Correction officials over prison staffing controversy

Published Jul. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- House Speaker Beth Harwell announced today the State and Local Government Committee next month will look into complaints...

TN's new guns-in-parks law sets up 'disaster' for festivals like Riverbend, officials warn

Published Jul. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- A state senator, a former police chief and head of a gun-safety group warned today that Tennessee's new...

Tennessee defense attorneys warn longer sentences could pile costs onto taxpayers

Published Jul. 30 2015

In a letter to the Governor's Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism, Nashville defense attorney David Raybin says the lawyers'...

Tennessee loses 322 prison guards amid new overtime pay rules

Published Jul. 30 2015

An estimated 322 Tennessee prison guards have quit working for the state since the Department of Correction in 2014...

Alabama Gov. Bentley releases special session bills

Published Jul. 29 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Gov. Robert Bentley on Wednesday released his tax and budget proposals ahead of next week's special session...

Gov. Haslam taking a road trip to rev up support for highway funds

Published Jul. 29 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam next week will launch a six-week state tour in his quest to get more money...

TN Rep. Rick Womick out of control, Democratic Party chair charges

Published Jul. 28 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini charged Tuesday that Republican state Rep. Rick Womick is out of control...

Gov. Bill Haslam to launch state tour next week to discuss road, bridge needs

Published Jul. 28 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam next week will launch a six-week tour of the state to build support for his...

Top Haslam campaign fundraiser to lead Tennessee State Museum building effort

Published Jul. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam's chief campaign fundraiser as well as a one-time top staffer to former-U.S. Sen. Bill Frist,...

New TN law allows citizens to rescue animals in distress

Published Jul. 27 2015

"It's so hot out," is a phrase groaned by many a Southerner during the summer, yet many fail to consider...

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade to retire

Published Jul. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade announced Friday he will retire Sept. 8, a move that gives Gov....

Tennessee ramps up handgun permitting for Guard, but can they bring firearms to work?

Published Jul. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- While the state's handgun-carry permitting process is being accelerated for Tennessee National Guard members following last week's slaying...

Faced with hearing, Tennessee Planned Parenthood says it doesn't sell fetal tissue

Published Jul. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- The chairmen of two House and Senate panels will hold a joint "fact-finding" hearing next month to examine...

Tennessee lawmakers to meet next month to assess the state's security status after Haslam directives

Published Jul. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee lawmakers plan to hold hearings next month to "assess the state's security status" and review directives taken...

State lawmakers to hold fact-finding hearing on Tennessee Planned Parenthood fetus practices

Published Jul. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- Chairmen of two House and Senate panels announced today they will hold a "fact-finding meeting" on Aug. 19...

Tennessee moves recruiters to National Guard armories

Published Jul. 22 2015

Tennessee National Guard recruitment centers have been relocated to Guard armories, state officials announced today as Gov. Bill Haslam outlined...

Tennessee pauses as other states quickly arm Guardsmen in wake of Chattanooga attacks

Published Jul. 18 2015

While governors in four states have now ordered state National Guardsman to be armed or recruitment personnel located to more...

Debate over Forrest bust churns on as State Capitol Commission delays decision

Published Jul. 18 2015

NASHVILLE — A decision on the fate of Forrest has been delayed until at least Oct. 1.

DesJarlais challenger Starrett ahead in campaign fundraising, but few contributions come from 4th District

Published Jul. 16 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Grant Starrett's first campaign disclosure shows he has money to burn in his GOP primary challenge to...

Lawmakers receive details for Alabama governor's budget proposals

Published Jul. 14 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- As the Alabama Legislature begins a special session devoted to addressing the state's cash-strapped general fund, Gov....

Haslam to head Tennessee State Museum fundraising effort

Published Jul. 13 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam himself will be leading the planned $40 million private fundraising campaign to bolster $120 million in...

Legislator files bill to end observance of Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee

Published Jul. 13 2015

A member of Tennessee's General Assembly wants to get rid Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee, after several news outlets...

Gov. Haslam proclaims today 'Nathan Bedford Forrest Day' in Tennessee

Published Jul. 13 2015

As is prescribed in Tennessee state law, today is "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day."