Tennessee senator vacates office and locks the doors to keep out protesters

Published Feb. 21 2017

A Tennessee senator has locked up her state Capitol office amid a renewed feud with protesters.

Modest political protest at Miller Park kicks off 'Recess Week' in Chattanooga

Published Feb. 21 2017

Rachel Campbell told those assembled at Miller Park on Monday evening that she tried to organize a meeting with her...

Tennessee Capitol protests lead to call for tighter security

Published Feb. 20 2017

After recent protests around the state Capitol in Nashville, some Republicans want a crackdown on demonstrators and tougher security requirements...

Gov. Haslam's effort to index future fuel tax increases to inflation draws opposition

Published Feb. 20 2017

Tennessee gas station and convenience store operators are fighting a provision in Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax increase plan that...

Corker believes Trump is evolving, learning to govern

Published Feb. 19 2017

After a storm-tossed month for the U.S. ship of state, Sen. Bob Corker hopes the nation's new captain and crew...

Short-term rentals rules on tap for state lawmakers

Published Feb. 18 2017

State lawmakers have set the stage to grapple with the contentious issue of home-based short-term rental operations this legislative session,...

Mark Lovell violated legislative sexual harassment policy, state investigation finds

Published Feb. 17 2017

An investigation by a special Tennessee House committee determined former lawmaker Mark Lovell violated the legislature's new sexual harassment policy,...

Haslam sticks with proposed cut on grocery taxes despite 'steak and caviar' argument

Published Feb. 17 2017

A former Reagan administration economic adviser's 'steak and caviar' argument against cutting Tennessee's sales tax on groceries to offset Republican...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam tax plan spurs debate: Baby formula, caviar and 'fat cats'

Published Feb. 16 2017

A nationally known conservative economist says Tennessee lawmakers shouldn't include a tax cut on groceries as an offset to Republican...

McKee Foods executive gets advice from top GOP lawmakers on how to lobby on Haslam road plan

Published Feb. 16 2017

McKee Foods Vice President Eva Lynne Disbro took that question straight to the top Wednesday, seeking advice from House Speaker...

Corker urges Trump to address concerns of Russian influence

Published Feb. 15 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today urged the White House to quickly address questions about any undue Russian influence with...

Soldier who defied Nazis nominated for Congressional medal

Published Feb. 15 2017

Tennessee's two U.S. senators are hoping to get the federal government to honor a Knoxville soldier who is credited with...

BlueCross BlueShield tells lawmakers of its efforts to tackle Tennessee's opioid 'crisis'

Published Feb. 15 2017

In a state that ranks No. 2 nationally in terms of prescriptions written for addictive opioid pain medications and where...

Alabama Black Caucus says Senate election should be held this year

Published Feb. 14 2017

The Legislative Black Caucus argued Tuesday that Gov. Robert Bentley is violating state election law by waiting until 2018 to...

Booze bill' would allow direct sales at Georgia distilleries

Published Feb. 14 2017

The Georgia brewery bill has turned into the booze bill.

Georgia special election shapes up as referendum on Trump

Published Feb. 14 2017

The scramble to succeed Health Secretary Tom Price as Georgia congressman may quickly become a referendum on the popularity and...

Freshman GOP lawmaker resigns from Tennessee House amid reports of sexual misconduct

Published Feb. 14 2017

A freshman Republican lawmaker has resigned from the Tennessee General Assembly just weeks into his first session amid what he...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam's IMPROVE Act comes up for hearing today in House panel

Published Feb. 14 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed IMPROVE Act, which seeks to boost gas and diesel taxes for Tennessee transportation while cutting taxes...

Critics say Tennessee artificial insemination parenting bill is aimed at gay couples

Published Feb. 14 2017

Two Tennessee lawmakers want to do away with a 40-year-old state law granting legitimacy to children conceived through artificial insemination....

Georgia lawmakers work to make 'upskirting' illegal

Published Feb. 14 2017

A bill making it illegal to film or take photos under a person's clothes has cleared a hurdle in the...

Georgia governor OKs extension of hospital tax for Medicaid

Published Feb. 14 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation extending a tax on Georgia hospitals that helps draw down $600 million in federal...


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New Alabama attorney general promises to step aside from any investigation of governor

Published Feb. 14 2017

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall took office Monday and immediately promised to step aside from any investigation by his staff...

Georgia GOP proposes new state authority to intervene in struggling schools

Published Feb. 13 2017

The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under...