Task force to examine if TN students are tested too much

Published Mar. 2 2015

NASHVILLE - State Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today announced creation of a state task force on student testing and assessment...

Political Notebook: Bob Corker hits Obama veto threat on Iran bill

Published Mar. 1 2015

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker has responded to President Barack Obama's veto threat against his bipartisan bill requiring...

Bills would block Tennessee health insurance exchange: Lawmakers act ahead of latest Obamacare challenge

Published Feb. 28 2015

NASHVILLE -- A state senator who played a key role in the death of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to...

VW woos lawmakers: Ramsey, locals don't think anti-union feeling will hold up incentives for new production line

Published Feb. 27 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says Volkswagen officials told him this week the German manufacturer is remaining "neutral"...

Tennessee Black Caucus: GOP lawmaker should be removed from her position for racist Facebook post

Published Feb. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday called on Republican Rep. Sheila Butt to apologize for what they...

VW's pledge to stay neutral on UAW dealings at Chattanooga plant wins support for incentives

Published Feb. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said today that Volkswagen officials told him this week the German manufacturer will...

TN bill would let teens sip, but not swallow, beer

Published Feb. 25 2015

Teenage students at Tennessee colleges would get the chance to sip — but not swallow — beer before they turn...

Erlanger to delay vote on controversial $1.7 million bonuses

Published Feb. 25 2015

Erlanger Health System's chairman of the board is asking trustees to put off a revote of their controversial decision to...

Medical marijuana bill clears hurdle in Georgia Legislature

Published Feb. 24 2015

ATLANTA -- A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a...

Tennessee bill would require voter approval for major project debt

Published Feb. 24 2015

Residents statewide would have the final say the next time their mayor wants to build an arena, football stadium or...

Tennessee political leaders put off gas tax talk despite needs

Published Feb. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- While political leaders in Tennessee agree on the growing need to bolster funding for road building and maintenance,...

Tennessee's Common Core review comes with uncommon costs

Published Feb. 23 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill requiring Tennessee's State Board of Education to drop Common Core education standards and develop new requirements...

Political Notebook: Alexander: Cuts to Medicare Advantage will hurt seniors

Published Feb. 22 2015

A proposed 0.9 percent cut in payments to health insurers for Medicare Advantage plans will hurt seniors and the disabled,...

Battle for lawmakers' health benefits information goes on

Published Feb. 22 2015

Although a handful of lawmakers officially killed Gov. Bill Haslam's controversial health care plan this month, the battles related to...

Gov. Haslam says Obama's national college program not best approach

Published Feb. 20 2015

WASHINGTON — Gov. Bill Haslam applauded President Barack Obama today for trying to give more Americans a shot at a...

'Student Success' group spending big money to defend Gov. Bill Haslam

Published Feb. 19 2015

NASHVILLE -- A new advocacy group with deep pockets and close ties to Gov. Bill Haslam is spending big bucks...

Tennessee State House adjourns over freezing weather

Published Feb. 18 2015

NASHVILLE - Ice, snow, freezing temperatures and the threat of more prompted the state House to adjourn this afternoon.

Charter school backers want exemption from takeover district

Published Feb. 18 2015

ATLANTA -- Charter school supporters want the schools to be exempt from a state-run district that Gov. Nathan Deal is...

After Harvard-educated teacher not allowed to be TN principal, legislators act

Published Feb. 16 2015

The story of a Tennessee teacher's struggle to become a principal despite having an out-of-state advanced degree has helped inspire...

Haslam seeking to end longevity pay for state workers

Published Feb. 16 2015

NASHVILLE -- After running into one legislative buzz saw on his Medicaid expansion proposal, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam may be...

Hamilton County mayor says Gov. Haslam's teacher raise would strain budget

Published Feb. 15 2015

During his State of the State address last week, Gov. Bill Haslam got a standing ovation from lawmakers when he...

Political Notebook: McCormick: 'Tread carefully' on city police, fire unions

Published Feb. 15 2015

State lawmakers should "tread carefully" on a bill that would ban municipal governments' agreements with police, firefighters and other public...

Improving economy spurs Tennessee revenue bonanza

Published Feb. 13 2015

NASHVILLE - Tennessee tax collections in January roared past projections by $219.5 million in January, fueled by better-than-expected consumer holiday...