Two legislators looking for emergency patch after law they passed cost access to loans

Published Mar. 27 2017

Two local legislators are looking for an emergency patch after a law they passed last year to dissolve Hamilton County's...

From wrestling ring to political ring: WWE star eyes run for mayor in Tennessee's Knox County

Published Mar. 24 2017

Glenn Jacobs, better known as the towering WWE villain Kane, is stepping into the political ring with a bid for...

Tennessee government weighs competing bills regarding Airbnb regulations

Published Mar. 24 2017

Competing bills dealing with how to regulate home-based short-term rentals continue to wind their way through Tennessee General Assembly committee...

Proposed Fall Creek Falls outsourcing process back on track with tighter oversight

Published Mar. 24 2017

The State Building Commission will now have firmer control over building-related aspects of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plans for outsourcing...

Tennessee House passes bill that blocks marijuana decriminalization

Published Mar. 23 2017

The House has voted on a bill that would block any efforts by Tennessee cities to decriminalize the use of...

Senate passes bill to punish protesters who block streets

Published Mar. 23 2017

The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill that would punish protesters who block traffic and obstruct emergency vehicles from responding...

Voucher bill fails to move forward in Senate

Published Mar. 23 2017

A voucher bill that would let parents spend taxpayer money on private schools has failed to get enough votes to...

Bill would let students in U.S. illegally pay in-state tuition

Published Mar. 23 2017

A bill that would let immigrant students who are in the country illegally pay in-state college tuition advanced in the...

Doctors who treated Woodmore students help move bus seat belt bill through House panel

Published Mar. 23 2017

NASHVILLE — A bill requiring all Tennessee school buses be equipped with safety restraint systems by mid-2023 cleared its first...

Gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd's tour raises questions about campaigning at public sites

Published Mar. 22 2017

For Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd, it made perfect sense to make two stops at community and technical colleges during...

Tennessee transgender bathroom bill fails in Senate panel

Published Mar. 22 2017

A bill to require students at public schools and colleges in Tennessee to use restrooms and locker rooms matching the...

Mandatory school bus seat belt bill clears Tennessee House panel

Published Mar. 22 2017

A state House panel today voted to send a bill requiring Tennessee school buses be equipped with safety belts by...

Cleveland, Tenn., attorney censured by state supreme court

Published Mar. 22 2017

Cleveland, Tenn., attorney John O. Fortuno was publicly censured Tuesday by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Gov. Haslam gas tax bill plows through Tennessee House panel's traffic jam

Published Mar. 22 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to recharge Tennessee transportation spending with the state's first gas tax increase in 28 years...

President Trump's budget threatens Tennessee's college work

Published Mar. 22 2017

Tennessee has spent years and millions of dollars trying to pull more people into college, but President Donald Trump's proposed...

Tennessee bill sponsor: Medical marijuana dead this session

Published Mar. 22 2017

A Tennessee lawmaker says his bill that would legalize medical marijuana is dead for this year's legislative session.

School voucher bill targeting Shelby County spurs debate in Tennessee House panel

Published Mar. 21 2017

A school voucher bill that targets Shelby County only moved through its first major House panel Tuesday amid testy debate...

Tennessee House panel approves Haslam's transportation funding bill

Published Mar. 21 2017

After two weeks of delay and open confrontation, a key Tennessee House panel this afternoon approved an amended version of...

School vouchers for Memphis students get green light from Tennessee House committee

Published Mar. 21 2017

Opponents fear vouchers will take money from public schools. Supporters say vouchers give parents choices when they are locked into...

House Speaker Beth Harwell: No decision on Tennessee governor's race until after session

Published Mar. 21 2017

A former Tennessee GOP leader said state House Speaker Beth Harwell told her she is running for governor, but the...

Legislation requiring seat belts on school buses could cost Tennessee $58.7 million

Published Mar. 21 2017

State Rep. JoAnne Favors' legislation requiring safety belts on all Tennessee school buses by mid-2023 would cost the state an...

Americans for Tax Reform throws support behind Haslam's road funding proposal

Published Mar. 20 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation proposal, which includes Tennessee's first gas tax increase since 1989, on Monday received the blessing...

GOP health plan to hit Chattanooga hard, could cost families thousands in subsidies

Published Mar. 20 2017

Chattanooga would be one of the hardest hit cities in America for the drop in financial help in buying health...