Haslam's Tennessee school funding strategy finds opposition in McCormick

Published Feb. 5 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam has given up on trying to create a new state school funding formula that keeps both rural...

Lawsuit by soldier's widow tests Tennessee's malpractice law

Published Feb. 4 2016

A recent federal appeals court opinion could aid a military widow's efforts to hold the federal government responsible for her...

Democrats charge TN voucher bill would 'blow $175 million hole' in new public school funding

Published Feb. 4 2016

Legislative Democrats charged today that if the General Assembly passes a school voucher program, the costs to local school districts...

Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics'

Published Feb. 4 2016

Tennessee lawmakers have joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution that one...

Trump's plane diverted to Nashville for emergency landing Wednesday

Published Feb. 4 2016

Donald Trump's plane was diverted to the Nashville International Airport after the control tower received a report that the plane...

'AT&T is the villain' in battle over rural broadband access, Gardenhire says

Published Feb. 3 2016

Proponents of rural broadband services today demanded Tennessee lawmakers quit listening to for-profit telephone and cable giants and allow Chattanooga's...

Environmental group says Tennessee water regulation swirling down drain

Published Feb. 3 2016

An environmental group is questioning why the Haslam administration's water quality enforcement against polluters appears to be disappearing down a...

House Speaker Beth Harwell doesn't see broadband bill happening this year

Published Feb. 3 2016

Advocates of rural broadband service will ask state lawmakers today to break a seven-year roadblock and pass a bill this...

Harwell: Durham scandal won't affect her gubernatorial decision

Published Feb. 3 2016

House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that the scandal surrounding a Republican lawmaker who has gone on hiatus amid sexual...

Controversial school voucher bill going to Tennessee House floor

Published Feb. 2 2016

A school voucher bill is on its way to the Tennessee House floor after winning approval Tuesday in the Calendar...

Indicted house speaker asks for dismissal of ethics charges

Published Feb. 2 2016

Indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss ethics charges against him after a campaign consultant...

Alabama lawmakers begin 2016 session to familiar budget woes

Published Feb. 2 2016

Alabama lawmakers began the 2016 legislative session on Groundhog Day with familiar budget woes that could spell funding cuts for...

Gov. Bentley seeks prison bond issue, prekindergarten boost in State of the State

Published Feb. 2 2016

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday night used his annual State of the State address to call for the construction...

Georgia bill would protect same-sex marriage objectors

Published Feb. 2 2016

A powerful Georgia Senate committee discussed but took no action Monday on a contentious bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools,...

Lawmaker withdraws pro-Confederacy bills after KKK remarks

Published Feb. 2 2016

A Georgia lawmaker criticized for recent comments about the Ku Klux Klan has withdrawn bills honoring the Confederacy.

Tennessee GOP picks new House whip

Published Feb. 2 2016

House Republicans elected Rep. Timothy Hill, R-Blountville, as their new House Majority Whip, the position recently vacated in the wake...

Legislature, UT 'patches' Lady Vol brand compromise

Published Feb. 2 2016

State lawmakers agreed Monday to withdraw a bill forcing the University of Tennessee to reinstate the "Lady Vols" nickname for...

Full text of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's annual budget address

Published Feb. 1 2016

The full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to lawmakers on...

TN governor beefs up homeland security spending in light of Chattanooga attack

Published Feb. 1 2016

Citing last July's attack killing five U.S. service members in Chattanooga, Gov. Bill Haslam Monday night reminded state lawmakers and...

State of the State: Haslam doubles down on education

Published Feb. 1 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled a $34.8 billion budget Monday that calls for investing $261 million in new money for...

Haslam budget provides funding for UTC's Lupton Library, Fine Arts Building renovations

Published Feb. 1 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed 2016-2017 budget calls for $35.9 million in spendng to put UTC's old Lupton Library to new...

Georgia senators consider bill to protect same-sex marriage objectors

Published Feb. 1 2016

A powerful Senate committee discussed but took no action on a contentious bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers...

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey puts his muscle behind Tennessee higher education tuition freeze bill

Published Feb. 1 2016

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, the Republican Senate speaker, is throwing his full support behind legislation that seeks to freeze higher...