Justice Department: N. Carolina transgender bathroom law violates Civil Rights Act

Published May. 4 2016

A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights protections and can't be enforced, The U.S....

Georgia governor vetoes 'campus-carry' concealed gun bill

Published May. 3 2016

Georgia's Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled...

Georgia governor signs bill changing standardized testing measures

Published May. 3 2016

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will bring a wide range of changes to...


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Deal signs legislation adding two members to Georgia's Supreme Court

Published May. 3 2016

Georgia's Supreme Court will expand by two members, both appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Lawsuit: Salon shampoo license requirement doesn't wash

Published May. 3 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When in the course of human events someone wants to give a shampoo at a salon,...

Road projects, teacher pay raises are top priorities in Georgia budget

Published May. 3 2016

With Interstate 75 as his backdrop, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal stood on an under-construction interchange Monday to sign the state's...

Alabama Gov. Bentley no-show at state auditor summons

Published May. 2 2016

If Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler had his druthers on Monday morning, he would have interviewed an empty chair.

TN Gov. Haslam lets guns-on-campus bill become law without his signature

Published May. 2 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday he is allowing the guns-on-campus bill to become law without his signature.

Early voting opens today in Georgia

Published May. 2 2016

Georgia residents have their first chance to cast ballots in this month's primary elections today as early voting begins across...

Fantasy sports are now legal in Tennessee

Published Apr. 30 2016

The fantasy sports industry scored the ultimate money-making touchdown this week in Tennessee.

Gov. Haslam under fire for signing controversial counselors' bill into law

Published Apr. 29 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam continued to take flak Thursday over his signing into law a controversial bill that allows Tennessee's...

TN Democratic Party chief says new therapist law is 'dangerous' for state

Published Apr. 28 2016

Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini today denounced as 'dangerous' a bill signed into law Wednesday by Republican Gov. Bill...

Haslam signs controversial bill allowing therapists to reject LGBT clients

Published Apr. 27 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today signed into law a controversial bill that allows therapists and counselors with "sincerely held principles"...

Tennessee cancels TNReady testing for grades 3-8, ends contract with test vendor

Published Apr. 27 2016

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that TNReady testing for grades 3-8 will be suspended for the remainder...

Alabama city passes transgender bathroom ordinance

Published Apr. 27 2016

OXFORD, Ala. — People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is...

Opponents air grievances about Tennessee governor's outsourcing plan [video]

Published Apr. 27 2016

Tennessee public university staffers and United Campus Workers union representatives on Tuesday aired grievances about the Haslam administration's efforts to...

Georgia governor OKs state funds for anti-abortion centers

Published Apr. 27 2016

Georgia can give state money to "pregnancy resource centers" that offer medical and other services to pregnant women while discouraging...

Alabama House vote could thwart effort to oust governor

Published Apr. 26 2016

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday set up an impeachment process that likely halts the effort to oust Gov. Robert Bentley.

Immigrant students seek in-state tuition in Georgia

Published Apr. 26 2016

A group of young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children and who have been granted temporary...

Tennessee Speaker Harwell's health care task force holds first meeting

Published Apr. 26 2016

Members of a health care task force assigned with proposing alternatives to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan on...

Tennessee appeals judge's ruling on abortion amendment recount

Published Apr. 26 2016

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery served notice today that the state will appeal a U.S. District judge's ruling requiring a...

Fate of four bills rests in Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's hands

Published Apr. 26 2016

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is sitting in the proverbial catbird's seat when it comes to four potential veto targets...

North Carolina LGBT law spurs demonstrations, arrests

Published Apr. 25 2016

Demonstrations encircled North Carolina's statehouse Monday, for and against a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public...