Tennessee House delays vote on controversial school voucher bill

Published Feb. 8 2016

An expected final House floor vote on a controversial school voucher bill was delayed Monday night because of the absence...

Committee asks TN attorney general to investigate allegations against Rep. Durham

Published Feb. 8 2016

The special Ad Hoc House Select Committee this afternoon approved designating Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery to "investigate and to...

Less than 1 percent of Tennessee's welfare drug tests come back positive

Published Feb. 8 2016

Officials say less than 0.2 percent of people who have applied for welfare since July 2014 have failed a drug...

Tennessee passed law in 2009 taking guns out of domestic abusers' hands

Published Feb. 8 2016

The same year Tennessee's pro-gun Legislature made it legal for some to be armed in bars, lawmakers also took a...

Haslam rejects talk that he's twisting arms to get school voucher bill through House

Published Feb. 8 2016

While he's backing a school voucher bill scheduled to hit the House floor today, Gov. Bill Haslam dismisses talk by...

Committee ready to dig into Rep. Durham allegations

Published Feb. 8 2016

One of the lawmakers on a newly established committee tasked with leading the investigation into embattled Rep. Jeremy Durham's behavior...

States take action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

Published Feb. 8 2016

More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands...

Haslam criticizes EPB broadband expansion bill, draws fire from proponents

Published Feb. 7 2016

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says efforts by EPB and other municipal electric services to expand high-speed Internet to rural...

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.