Why Tennessee Democrats face bleak outlook after decades of dominance

Published May. 21 2015

Over the past decade, Democrats went from controlling all three branches of state government to giving up GOP supermajorities in...

Tennessee pays $46,000 for new state logo 'a fifth-grader could make'

Published May. 21 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee has spent $46,000 for the design of a new logo featuring the white letters TN on...

Bo Watson to speak at Hixson Community Breakfast

Published May. 18 2015

Sen. Bo Watson, R-Hixson, will be the guest speaker at the Friends of Hixson Community Breakfast on May 27.

Tennessee lawmakers chafing under health plan scrutiny

Published May. 15 2015

In Tennessee, lawmaking is considered only a part-time job.

DesJarlais, who supported ex-wife's abortions, votes for abortion ban

Published May. 15 2015

The Tennessee Republican congressman who supported his ex-wife's decision to get two abortions was among those who voted in favor...

Panel approves plans to move Tennessee legislative offices

Published May. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- The State Building Commission has approved the first step toward making a building next to the state Capitol...

Vanderbilt poll: Majority backs Insure Tennessee

Published May. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- An overwhelming majority of Tennesseans support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's failed proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000...

New law overhauls special education funding in Tennessee

Published May. 12 2015

NASHVILLE -- A bill passed by Tennessee lawmakers could give parents of severely disabled children more than $6,000 a year...

Smokers, pony up or kick the habit as Tennessee law will boost cigarette prices over three years

Published May. 10 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee smokers will begin paying more for cigarettes on July 1 under a bill signed into law last...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam quietly signs abortion-restrictions bill

Published May. 9 2015

NASHVILLE -- With little fanfare, Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday signed into law a measure that requires Tennessee abortion providers...

Tennessee taxpayers put up almost $6 million for lawmakers' insurance

Published May. 9 2015

NASHVILLE -- A state agency made public on Friday morning documents detailing health insurance premiums paid for Tennessee lawmakers, but...

Release of health insurance records blasted: Lawmaker says disclosing information is a violation of the law

Published May. 8 2015

NASHVILLE -- Lawmakers and state administrators blasted the decision by the state Benefits Administration to release information about the nearly...

Tennessee water pollution enforcement way down since 2008

Published May. 6 2015

State regulators issued 77 percent fewer enforcement orders against water polluters in 2014 than they did in 2008, according to...

Explore the cozy relationship between Tennessee lawmakers and a corporate interests group

Published May. 6 2015

NASHVILLE -- The big law firm's conference room was decorated with red balloons forming the number "28," the new tally...

Gov. Deal signs bills cracking down on child sex trafficking

Published May. 6 2015

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed two measures Tuesday aimed at cracking down on the sexual exploitation of children by...

New law allows for home alcohol delivery in Tennessee

Published May. 5 2015

The business of home delivery in Tennessee is expanding into an untapped market: liquor.

Powerful national group spending big to sway Tennessee lawmakers

Published May. 5 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Rep. Kevin Brooks of Cleveland says all he did in January was ask fellow GOP lawmakers to...

Haslam says he'll sign cannabis oil bill

Published Apr. 29 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam will sign into law a measure that allows limited usage of cannabis oil for medical reasons in...

Chattanooga-area lawmakers stood out at Capitol this year

Published Apr. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- You just couldn't escape Chattanooga-area lawmakers and erupting local controversies in this year's session of the Tennessee General...

Gov. Haslam signs guns-in-parks bill to allow firearms into local parks, playgrounds, ballfields

Published Apr. 25 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday signed into law a bill that immediately overrides city and county bans...

Democrat calls Bill Haslam's signing of guns-in-parks bill 'absolute failure of leadership'

Published Apr. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam is drawing fire from Democratic lawmakers for signing into law a bill today that strips...

TN governor signs bill allowing guns in parks and playgrounds

Published Apr. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Despite reservations, Gov. Bill Haslam today signed into law legislation that strips city and county governments of their...

109th Tennessee General Assembly bows out for the season

Published Apr. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- The 109th Tennessee General Assembly wrapped up its seasonal run with fewer rules for guns, more for abortion...