Gov. Haslam requests probe of 11 hypothermia deaths

Published Mar. 6 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam has asked the Department of Health to investigate why 11 people froze to death during last month's...

3 Gardenhire school bills pass, 1 fails in state Senate Education Committee

Published Mar. 5 2015

NASHVILLE -- A Chattanooga lawmaker was on a roll Wednesday night as the state Senate Education Committee Wednesday approved three...

TN governor addresses lawmaker's 'racist' Facebook post

Published Mar. 4 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gov. Bill Haslam says there should be more open conversations about race and that there are means...

Tennessee officials consider challenge to FCC ruling

Published Mar. 4 2015

NASHVILLE -- Some Tennessee Republicans are feeling burned by last week's Federal Communications Commission decision that overrides state law and...

State taking over Roane County's 'flawed' reappraisals process

Published Mar. 4 2015

KINGSTON, Tenn. -- State employees will be in town this week to take over what one official called Roane County's...

Tennessee Senate passes bill allowing veterans group fundraising

Published Mar. 3 2015

The final step has been taken by the State Senate to ensure that veterans groups can conduct annual fundraisers for...

Lawmaker wants TN constitution to recognize God's absolute governance

Published Mar. 3 2015

The first four words of the Bible are "In the beginning, God ... "

Governor Haslam may appeal FCC ruling that allows EPB to expand gig

Published Mar. 3 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam today said he will explore whether to appeal last week's Federal Communications Commission's decision...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

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...