Kentucky clerk hailed in Womick's bid to stop same-sex couples from marrying

Published Sep. 3 2015

NASHVILLE -- State Rep. Rick Womick is again urging Tennessee county clerks to quit issuing marriage certificates to same-sex couples,...

State Senate hearings will review UT gender-neutral pronoun issue

Published Sep. 3 2015

NASHVILLE -- Two state Senate panels will hold joint hearings next month on higher education governance that include a review...

Jim Tracy announces statewide road show on Tennessee transportation

Published Sep. 3 2015

NASHVILLE -- Senate Transportation and Safety Committee Chairman Jim Tracy today announced a nine-city hearing schedule in September and October...

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in Israel this week

Published Sep. 3 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam says conversations he's having with some of Israel's top leaders are helpful in understanding international economic development...

Would Tennessee's privatization proposal actually save the state any money?

Published Sep. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- A state workers group is calling for Gov. Bill Haslam to put a hold on any privatization efforts...

New education lawsuit may impact state hearing on similar Hamilton County litigation

Published Sep. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- A second school funding-formula lawsuit filed this week against the state by Tennessee's largest school district is expected...

Tennessee lawmakers blast gender-neutral pronouns at UT

Published Sep. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- The political backlash shows no signs of going away over a request by the University of Tennessee at...

More Tennessee lawmakers come out against gas tax hike in 2016

Published Sep. 1 2015

NASHVILLE -- Add the chairman of the state Senate transportation committee to the list of opponents of raising Tennessee's gas...

TN lawmaker wants feds to look at state prison problems

Published Sep. 1 2015

NASHVILLE -- A top Tennessee House Democrat questioned Monday whether the planned outside review of state prison problems by the...

Georgia governor proposes $50 million more on pre-kindergarten

Published Sep. 1 2015

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal said he wants to spend $50 million to reverse cuts to Georgia's pre-kindergarten program that...

Officials tweak plans for Tennessee Promise mentors

Published Aug. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam hopes recent changes to the Tennessee Promise program will encourage more students and mentors...

TN Democrats file bill to ban guns at certain events

Published Aug. 31 2015

NASHVILLE -- Two Democratic lawmakers today filed a bill that changes Tennessee's latest "guns in parks" law to allow officials...

Gov. Haslam spreads wealth among Senate candidates

Published Aug. 31 2015

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam has made contributions to the re-election campaigns of 10 Republican U.S. senators so far this...

Tennessee judge upholds lethal injection process, says inmates didn't prove painful death

Published Aug. 26 2015

Tennessee judge upholds lethal injection process, says inmates didn't prove painful death.

Sen. Bob Corker urges long-term road funding solutions in Tennessee

Published Aug. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday that he hopes his home state of Tennessee won't emulate Washington...

Tennessee prison officials: Mistakes happen

Published Aug. 26 2015

Tennessee prison officials acknowledged in a letter given to lawmakers Monday that "mistakes in the review of incidents do happen."

Georgia lawmaker introduces bill to ban sale or purchase of fetal tissue

Published Aug. 25 2015

State Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, announced Monday that he will introduce a bill to ban the purchase or sale...

Tennessee GOP senators call for 'emergency rules' on abortion

Published Aug. 24 2015

NASHVILLE -- Five Republican state senators are calling on Gov. Bill Haslam to enact "emergency rules" for abortion providers in...

Bill Haslam in Cleveland to help kick off free college tuition program

Published Aug. 24 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam is visiting several community colleges this week to help kick off his Tennessee Promise program.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to speak Wednesday

Published Aug. 23 2015

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., will be the speaker at the Friends of Hixson Community Breakfast on Wednesday.

New bill would grant immunity to armed TN National Guard members

Published Aug. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, says he will introduce a bill granting immunity and personal liability for Tennessee National...

Democrats criticize Haslam for considering more state property management outsourcing

Published Aug. 18 2015

NASHVILLE -- Democratic lawmakers questioned today whether Gov. Bill Haslam has a "baseline hostility" toward state employees as the Republican...

TN agencies ordered to offer cuts of up to 3.5 percent for upcoming budget

Published Aug. 18 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee state agencies are being asked to outline spending cuts of up to 3.5 percent in discretionary spending...