Republican Georgia lawmaker deals cannabis oil while avoiding jail time

Published Apr. 28 2017

Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia,...

Fleischmann joins Trump for signing of order to open up more offshore oil drilling [video]

Published Apr. 28 2017

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., joined President Donald Trump at the White House today for the signing of the American...

Tennessee lawmakers seek to ban sexting by minors

Published Apr. 28 2017

Tennessee lawmakers want to make it against the law for minors to send or keep sexually explicit messages on smartphones.

Groups urge Haslam to veto Tennessee bill criticized as anti-LGBT

Published Apr. 28 2017

Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill criticized as anti-LGBT because it requires state courts use the...

Private company would maintain, but not design or build, state buildings under governor's plan

Published Apr. 28 2017

Higher education and state buildings would be managed by a private company under a plan by Tennessee's governor, but state...

Tennessee comptroller says State Building Commission still in charge of Jones Lang LaSalle contract

Published Apr. 27 2017

State Comptroller Justin Wilson's office says the State Building Commission will still call the shots regarding design and construction services...

Bell wants Tennessee comptroller to delay OK on Haslam's facilities management outsourcing contract

Published Apr. 27 2017

A Tennessee senator wants Comptroller Justin Wilson to hold off on approving the Haslam administration's massive facilities management outsourcing contract...

Senate sends bill attacked as anti-LGBT to Gov. Haslam

Published Apr. 27 2017

The Tennessee Senate today took final action on a bill criticized by the LGBT community which seeks to require state...

Tennessee House passes Ocoee River water authority bill

Published Apr. 27 2017

The state House today unanimously approved legislation proponents aimed at transforming outdoor sports tourism and economic development for America's most...

Bill raising Tennessee's gas tax passed into law

Published Apr. 26 2017

The bill raises gas and diesel taxes by six cents and 10 cents, respectively, over a three-year period, as well...

Favors' mandatory school bus seat belt bill suffers major setback in House committee

Published Apr. 26 2017

Rep. JoAnne Favors' bill requiring seat belts on Tennessee school buses today was parked, perhaps for the year, "behind the...

TN Legislature update: Shelby County schools voucher bill dead for the year

Published Apr. 26 2017

A scaled-down school voucher pilot project measure applying only to Shelby County is dead for the year in the Tennessee...

Amended version of Favors' mandatory school bus seat belt bill shifts full cost to state

Published Apr. 25 2017

Rep. JoAnne Favors' mandatory school bus seat belt legislation was amended in a House panel Tuesday afternoon to require state...

Tennessee attorney general to defend abortion bill if it becomes law

Published Apr. 25 2017

The Tennessee attorney general's office says it would defend an amended abortion bill in court if it becomes law, despite...

Haslam proposes $11.8 million in state funds to settle TVA/Ocoee whitewater rafters dispute

Published Apr. 25 2017

Big changes are planned for the Tennessee Ocoee River region's management and funding — along with an $11.8 million state...

Tennessee immigrant students lament in-state tuition defeat

Published Apr. 25 2017

Tennessee immigrant students have handed lawmakers paper tombstone cutouts that described their lost hopes and dreams to protest the defeat...

Gov. Haslam's Tennessee budget update includes $50 million for new state library

Published Apr. 25 2017

A long-delayed effort to construct a new building for the Tennessee State Library and Archives would be funded under Republican...

Senate gives final approval to Haslam's approach to school bus safety; Favors' seat belt bill up later today

Published Apr. 25 2017

The Tennessee Senate on Monday took final action on Gov. Bill Haslam's bill imposing new training and reporting requirements regarding...

Tennessee AG to defend abortion bill if it becomes law

Published Apr. 25 2017

The Tennessee attorney general's office says it would defend an amended abortion bill in court if it becomes law, despite...

Lawsuit: Georgia lawmakers violated black voters' rights in 2015 redistricting

Published Apr. 25 2017

Georgia lawmakers violated federal voting rights law by moving black voters out and white voters in to two state House...

Charge in Knox County fatal driving case tests Tennessee law

Published Apr. 25 2017

For the first time since 1989, a motorist in Tennessee has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a...


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Tennessee House OKs bill that would allow 23 hours of alcohol sales at 2 Nashville bars

Published Apr. 25 2017

The Tennessee House has passed a bill that would allow two Nashville bars to serve alcohol for 23 hours a...

Alabama honors Southern soldiers on Confederate Memorial Day

Published Apr. 25 2017

The only black man clad in the gray woolen uniform of a Confederate soldier, H.K. Edgerton stood up Monday and...