Doctors who treated Woodmore students help move bus seat belt bill through House panel

Published Mar. 23 2017

NASHVILLE — A bill requiring all Tennessee school buses be equipped with safety restraint systems by mid-2023 cleared its first...

Gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd's tour raises questions about campaigning at public sites

Published Mar. 22 2017

For Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd, it made perfect sense to make two stops at community and technical colleges during...

Tennessee transgender bathroom bill fails in Senate panel

Published Mar. 22 2017

A bill to require students at public schools and colleges in Tennessee to use restrooms and locker rooms matching the...


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Mandatory school bus seat belt bill clears Tennessee House panel

Published Mar. 22 2017

A state House panel today voted to send a bill requiring Tennessee school buses be equipped with safety belts by...

Cleveland, Tenn., attorney censured by state supreme court

Published Mar. 22 2017

Cleveland, Tenn., attorney John O. Fortuno was publicly censured Tuesday by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Gov. Haslam gas tax bill plows through Tennessee House panel's traffic jam

Published Mar. 22 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to recharge Tennessee transportation spending with the state's first gas tax increase in 28 years...

President Trump's budget threatens Tennessee's college work

Published Mar. 22 2017

Tennessee has spent years and millions of dollars trying to pull more people into college, but President Donald Trump's proposed...

Tennessee bill sponsor: Medical marijuana dead this session

Published Mar. 22 2017

A Tennessee lawmaker says his bill that would legalize medical marijuana is dead for this year's legislative session.

School voucher bill targeting Shelby County spurs debate in Tennessee House panel

Published Mar. 21 2017

A school voucher bill that targets Shelby County only moved through its first major House panel Tuesday amid testy debate...

Tennessee House panel approves Haslam's transportation funding bill

Published Mar. 21 2017

After two weeks of delay and open confrontation, a key Tennessee House panel this afternoon approved an amended version of...

School vouchers for Memphis students get green light from Tennessee House committee

Published Mar. 21 2017

Opponents fear vouchers will take money from public schools. Supporters say vouchers give parents choices when they are locked into...

House Speaker Beth Harwell: No decision on Tennessee governor's race until after session

Published Mar. 21 2017

A former Tennessee GOP leader said state House Speaker Beth Harwell told her she is running for governor, but the...


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Legislation requiring seat belts on school buses could cost Tennessee $58.7 million

Published Mar. 21 2017

State Rep. JoAnne Favors' legislation requiring safety belts on all Tennessee school buses by mid-2023 would cost the state an...

Americans for Tax Reform throws support behind Haslam's road funding proposal

Published Mar. 20 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation proposal, which includes Tennessee's first gas tax increase since 1989, on Monday received the blessing...

GOP health plan to hit Chattanooga hard, could cost families thousands in subsidies

Published Mar. 20 2017

Chattanooga would be one of the hardest hit cities in America for the drop in financial help in buying health...

Georgia bills on state role in weak schools, taxes advance

Published Mar. 20 2017

Georgia lawmakers sent several high-profile bills toward floor votes on Monday with less than two weeks remaining in this year's...

Panel looks to amend Fall Creek Falls outsourcing plan

Published Mar. 20 2017

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam's administration hopes to get its controversial outsourcing proposal for Fall Creek Falls State Park back...

Beth Harwell tells former Tennessee Republican Party chairwoman she's running for 2018 gubernatorial bid

Published Mar. 19 2017

NASHVILLE — For well over a year, Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has held her cards close over whether she...

Tennessee Representative uses her mother's story in crusade to change photo ID law

Published Mar. 17 2017

State Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, celebrated her mother's 94th birthday on the House floor Thursday by pointedly telling the GOP-controlled...

Randy Boyd officially enters Tennessee governor's race

Published Mar. 16 2017

The race for Tennessee governor in 2018 is no longer officially a solo event.

Tennessee House OKs bill allowing loaded guns in boats

Published Mar. 16 2017

People could carry loaded guns on their boats in a bill approved by the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Georgia set to expand access to medical marijuana

Published Mar. 16 2017

Georgia legislators have come to an agreement to expand the state's medical cannabis program.

Favors says 94-year old mom can't get voter registration under TN law

Published Mar. 16 2017

Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, celebrated her mother's 94th birthday today.