Nashville's legislative plaza will no longer be a 'gun-free zone'

Published Feb. 11 2016

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said today that Tennessee's Legislative Plaza will no longer be a 'gun-free zone' once the Tennessee...

Sponsor of school voucher bill says it failed because of 'lies' by opponents

Published Feb. 11 2016

Efforts to pass a school voucher program fizzled in the Tennessee House today and the measure's sponsor, Rep. Bill Dunn,...

Lawmakers says soaring college costs due to higher education officials actions, not state cutbacks

Published Feb. 11 2016

Senate Education Committee Republicans on Wednesday backed a bill implementing a two-year freeze on tuition increases at Tennessee's colleges and...

TN state Senate panel OKs bill allowing therapists to reject gay clients

Published Feb. 11 2016

A controversial bill that would let Tennessee therapists and marriage counselors with "sincerely held" religious beliefs turn away gay patients...

House committee approves Alabama lottery bill

Published Feb. 11 2016

Lottery legislation on Wednesday cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature, a sign of eroding opposition to legalized gambling...

Hamilton County principals draft letter in response to TNReady failure

Published Feb. 10 2016

The Hamilton County Principals Association signed a resolution today asking the state and local school board not to use results...

Sponsor delays Georgia hearing on protecting gay marriage objectors

Published Feb. 10 2016

A powerful Georgia Senate committee has delayed a hearing on a bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers and...

Tuition freeze for public colleges advances in state Senate

Published Feb. 10 2016

A bid to freeze tuition at public colleges and universities and colleges in Tennessee is advancing in the state Senate.

Fleischmann says Obama budget 'out of touch with reality' and 'dead on arrival'

Published Feb. 10 2016

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today denounced the record high $4.1 trillion budget...

Forget New Hampshire, TN early voting for GOP, Democratic primaries start today

Published Feb. 10 2016

Tired of waiting on the sidelines as Iowa and now New Hampshire voters weighed in on their picks for Republican...

TN lawmakers pull abortion bills barring fetal tissue sale, requiring women to get ultrasound

Published Feb. 10 2016

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday withdrew two abortion bills, one that sought to require a woman to have an ultrasound before...

State education officials take responsibility for vendor's test failures

Published Feb. 10 2016

State education officials say they take responsibility for a series of computer glitches caused by a vendor that forced students...

Tennessee attorney general says team is looking into allegations against Rep. Durham

Published Feb. 9 2016

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said Tuesday he has an experienced team already looking into allegations that embattled Rep. Jeremy...

Georgia House panel OKs anti-discrimination bill

Published Feb. 9 2016

A Georgia House panel on Monday approved a bill preventing businesses from discriminating based on race, country of origin or...

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...