Haslam says he expects Corker to run for third Senate term

Published Feb. 24 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he fully expects U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., to seek a third term in...

Senate advances bill to require vertical licenses for minors

Published Feb. 23 2017

Drivers under the age of 21 would be issued driver's licenses printed in a vertical format under a bill advancing...

Lawmaker criticizes Tennessee tax breaks for wealthy 'fat cats'

Published Feb. 23 2017

Opponents' attempt to race ahead of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed gas tax increase ran off the road in a House...


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Poll shows drop in Trump's approval rating in Tennessee

Published Feb. 22 2017

An MTSU poll found mixed approval of Republican Donald Trump's job performance.

Road funding bills left in limbo after subcommittee meeting ends abruptly

Published Feb. 22 2017

Various proposals to fund Tennessee roads were left in limbo for a week by the House Transportation Subcommittee this afternoon...

Survey says 33 percent of voters undecided on Haslam's gas tax plan

Published Feb. 22 2017

More Tennesseans back Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to raise fuel taxes for roads than oppose it but an estimated one...

Joe Carr won't rule out bid for Tennessee governor

Published Feb. 22 2017

Former state Rep. Joe Carr, who lost Republican primary challenges for congressional seats in the last two election cycles, is...

Place your bets: Tennessee House panel takes on Haslam gas tax bill, competing measure today

Published Feb. 22 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax increase plan to pay for Tennessee's next generation of road projects comes up today in...

Same-sex couples say Tennessee bills are aimed at them

Published Feb. 22 2017

If you're a man living in Tennessee, state law says you can claim paternity by performing what reads like a...

Georgia bills seek to increase penalties for crimes against officers

Published Feb. 22 2017

Some Georgia lawmakers are proposing harsher penalties for crimes committed against police officers, firefighters and other public servants. The proposals...

UT president pushes inclusion while acknowledging 'tension'

Published Feb. 22 2017

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro lauded his school's commitment to diversity on Tuesday while acknowledging "some tension" as UT...

Tennessee senator vacates office and locks the doors to keep out protesters

Published Feb. 21 2017

A Tennessee senator has locked up her state Capitol office amid a renewed feud with protesters.


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Modest political protest at Miller Park kicks off 'Recess Week' in Chattanooga

Published Feb. 21 2017

Rachel Campbell told those assembled at Miller Park on Monday evening that she tried to organize a meeting with her...

Tennessee Capitol protests lead to call for tighter security

Published Feb. 20 2017

After recent protests around the state Capitol in Nashville, some Republicans want a crackdown on demonstrators and tougher security requirements...

Gov. Haslam's effort to index future fuel tax increases to inflation draws opposition

Published Feb. 20 2017

Tennessee gas station and convenience store operators are fighting a provision in Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax increase plan that...

Corker believes Trump is evolving, learning to govern

Published Feb. 19 2017

After a storm-tossed month for the U.S. ship of state, Sen. Bob Corker hopes the nation's new captain and crew...

Short-term rentals rules on tap for state lawmakers

Published Feb. 18 2017

State lawmakers have set the stage to grapple with the contentious issue of home-based short-term rental operations this legislative session,...

Mark Lovell violated legislative sexual harassment policy, state investigation finds

Published Feb. 17 2017

An investigation by a special Tennessee House committee determined former lawmaker Mark Lovell violated the legislature's new sexual harassment policy,...

Haslam sticks with proposed cut on grocery taxes despite 'steak and caviar' argument

Published Feb. 17 2017

A former Reagan administration economic adviser's 'steak and caviar' argument against cutting Tennessee's sales tax on groceries to offset Republican...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam tax plan spurs debate: Baby formula, caviar and 'fat cats'

Published Feb. 16 2017

A nationally known conservative economist says Tennessee lawmakers shouldn't include a tax cut on groceries as an offset to Republican...

McKee Foods executive gets advice from top GOP lawmakers on how to lobby on Haslam road plan

Published Feb. 16 2017

McKee Foods Vice President Eva Lynne Disbro took that question straight to the top Wednesday, seeking advice from House Speaker...

Corker urges Trump to address concerns of Russian influence

Published Feb. 15 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today urged the White House to quickly address questions about any undue Russian influence with...

Soldier who defied Nazis nominated for Congressional medal

Published Feb. 15 2017

Tennessee's two U.S. senators are hoping to get the federal government to honor a Knoxville soldier who is credited with...