New Tennessee plan would give school districts more control

Published Dec. 7 2016

Tennessee is proposing a plan that would give local school districts more control over issues such as improving poor-performing schools.

Tennessee lawmakers win National Black Caucus elections

Published Dec. 7 2016

Several Democratic state lawmakers from Tennessee have been elected to leadership roles within the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

State probe of Jeremy Durham's campaign finances expected to extend into next year

Published Dec. 7 2016

State campaign finance officials' investigation into Jeremy Durham is not expected to be complete until sometime early next year, according...

Tennessee lawmakers to convene in January, elect leaders

Published Dec. 6 2016

State lawmakers are scheduled to convene the 110th Tennessee General Assembly on Jan. 10.

State museum foundation chairman resigns

Published Dec. 6 2016

A Nashville lawyer who has served 26 years on a board that raises money for the Tennessee State Museum has...

Former Tennessee lawmaker hopes community support will help probation bid

Published Dec. 5 2016

Church, community and political leaders are expected to appear in federal court next month to show their support for former...

Haslam, Alexander and Corker visit tornado-ravaged parts of Tennessee

Published Dec. 2 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, accompanied by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and safety agency officials, visited tornado-damaged sites...

Haslam, Alexander, Corker to visit storm-damaged McMinn and Polk counties

Published Dec. 2 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker will tour storm-damaged areas in McMinn and Polk...

Haslam heading to wildfire-ravaged Gatlinburg today

Published Dec. 2 2016

Thousands of people were preparing Friday morning to get their first look at what remains of their homes and businesses...

Tennessee executive residence open house starts Friday

Published Dec. 1 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are inviting Tennessee residents to tour the executive residence and see its...

Tennessee House Democrats keep top party leaders in place

Published Nov. 29 2016

House Democrats retained their top leaders in the state House Democratic Caucus on Saturday in a fireworks-free caucus election.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam doubles down on internet sales tax

Published Nov. 29 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam renewed the case for his internet sales tax proposal on Cyber Monday, calling the current structure unfair...

Haslam believes he has 'good problem' on his hands regarding proposed budget

Published Nov. 27 2016

Putting the finishing touches on the budget he'll present to lawmakers early next year, Gov. Bill Haslam said he has...

Gov. Bill Haslam thanks wildfire fighters for their extraordinary efforts

Published Nov. 24 2016

Cooler temperatures are making it easier on firefighters battling wildfires that have burned thousands of acres across the region, but...

Gov. Haslam visits Woodmore Elementary, notes community has seen 'more than its share' of tragedies

Published Nov. 23 2016

Visiting Chattanooga's Woodmore Elementary School this morning, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday's bus crash tragedy in which five children...

Local lawmakers favor push for mandatory seat belts on school buses [photos, interactive]

Published Nov. 23 2016

Two Hamilton County lawmakers said Tuesday they will introduce legislation requiring all Tennessee school buses to be equipped with seat...

Gov. Haslam names David Gerregano as Tennessee's new revenue commissioner

Published Nov. 22 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday named a 19-year, top-ranking state Revenue Department veteran as the agency's new commissioner effective Dec....

McCormick to push bill requiring all Tennessee school buses have seat belts

Published Nov. 22 2016

State Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, said he will introduce a bill requiring all Tennessee school buses be equipped with seat...

Haslam to begin pushing lawmakers for transportation funding increases

Published Nov. 22 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday he plans to rev up his effort and press state lawmakers for additional transportation funding...

Tennessee says campus outsourcing plan could save $35 million a year

Published Nov. 22 2016

The state announced Monday that a proposed plan to outsource some jobs on college campuses would move forward after a...

FBI zeroes in on Jeremy Durham's campaign finances

Published Nov. 21 2016

The FBI is investigating Jeremy Durham and has interviewed at least two people about his campaign finances, The Tennessean has...

Gov. Haslam vows to pursue wildfire arsonists 'with everything we have'

Published Nov. 21 2016

Tennessee wildfires have already cost the state an estimated $5.5 million to fight, not to mention property damage, and that...

UT selects first woman chancellor for Knoxville campus

Published Nov. 21 2016

University of Cincinnati Interim President Beverly Davenport has been selected as the University of Tennessee's next chancellor of its Knoxville...