Haslam unveils plan to raise money for transportation with gas tax increase

Published Jan. 18 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled what he calls a comprehensive to move Tennessee forward that raises new money for transportation...

Tennessee education commissioner explains new A to F grading system for schools

Published Jan. 18 2017

In an effort to increase accountability, the state will start giving schools a grade of A to F.

Tennessee bill requiring 'In God We Trust' on license plates stirs controversy

Published Jan. 18 2017

A bill requiring all Tennessee license plates to sport the national motto, 'In God We Trust,' is a 'wonderful idea,'...


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Tennessee Gov. Haslam is expected to seek gas tax hike for $6 billion road project backlog

Published Jan. 18 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam plans today to unveil his plan for accelerating Tennessee's economic growth, a proposal state lawmakers expect will...

Tennessee lawmaker drops bill seeking food stamp restriction

Published Jan. 18 2017

A state lawmaker has withdrawn her bill seeking to restrict which items that Tennessee's 1 million food stamp recipients would...

Georgia governor focuses on salary changes as budget hearings begin

Published Jan. 18 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal highlighted his request for higher salaries for some state employees, including teachers, as Georgia lawmakers began hearings...

In Rep. Tom Price's district, what happens after Obamacare repeal?

Published Jan. 18 2017

Carla Dent is a restaurant owner who steers her employees to federal health insurance exchanges. Eden Purdy helps poor and...

Tennessee bill proposes to define mother, father, husband, wife by biology

Published Jan. 17 2017

Two Republican lawmakers want to strictly define what it means to be a mother, father, husband or wife in Tennessee.

Tennessee scientists urge Corker, Alexander to oppose Trump's EPA pick

Published Jan. 17 2017

Four locals, including two college professors, are among a group of 56 Tennessee scientists urging lawmakers to oppose President-elect Donald...

Tennessee conservative group launches statewide 'Reform America' tour

Published Jan. 17 2017

The head of a statewide conservative group who criticized Gov. Bill Haslam's first foray into new transportation funding in 2015...

Haslam to unveil 'economic growth' plan Wednesday

Published Jan. 17 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam will unveil the 'first piece' of his legislative agenda on Wednesday.

Trump's America: Rural-urban divide in Georgia

Published Jan. 17 2017

Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in the north Georgia town of Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just...

Tennessee conservative group waits on Haslam gas tax proposal before passing judgment

Published Jan. 17 2017

The head of a statewide conservative group who criticized Gov. Bill Haslam's first foray into new transportation funding in 2015...

Tennessee lawmaker wants to prohibit food stamps for ice cream, soft drinks

Published Jan. 16 2017

A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced legislation seeking to ban the use of food stamps to buy items without nutritional value.

Pilot program for national computer science literacy in schools eyed for Chattanooga

Published Jan. 16 2017

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann will work with Microsoft and other high-profile companies to push national computer science literacy in the...

Legislators ask Gov. Haslam to consider replacing Alcoholic Beverage Commission leaders

Published Jan. 16 2017

Some state lawmakers are seeking to overhaul Tennessee's Alcoholic Beverage Commission after multiple audits noted failures by the commission stretching...

Lawmakers agree tax cuts needed; at odds over which

Published Jan. 15 2017

Most Tennessee legislative leaders agree the state should cut some taxes to ease potential public concern about Republican Gov. Bill...

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander against new rule on walking horses

Published Jan. 14 2017

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is criticizing a new rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that impacts Tennessee's walking...

Twenty Tennessee lawmakers question Haslam's higher-ed privatization plans

Published Jan. 13 2017

In a letter to University of Tennessee system President Joe DiPietro, a group of 20 state lawmakers raise questions about...

Bill introduced to eliminate permit requirement to openly carry handguns in Tennessee

Published Jan. 13 2017

A bill that would allow Tennesseans to openly carry handguns without first obtaining a permit was introduced this week by...

Bo Watson, Gerald McCormick assume top legislative finance posts in 110th General Assembly

Published Jan. 13 2017

Two legislators from Hamilton County and another from nearby Bradley County have now vaulted into top positions on the General...

Proposed bill would require all Tennessee license plates to carry the phrase 'In God We Trust'

Published Jan. 12 2017

A bill filed Wednesday in the House would require all state license plates to carry the phrase 'In God We...

Travis named chairman of TN House Insurance, Banking panel

Published Jan. 12 2017

Rep. Ron Travis, R-Dayton, was named the new chairman of the state House Insurance & Banking Committee Thursday by House...