NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says legislative efforts to make children of people living in the country illegally eligible for in-state tuition "have some merit," but that he has no plans to change his own free tuition proposal to include those same students.
NASHVILLE — The battle over Tennessee’s annexation laws now moves to the state Senate after the House this week overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring referendum votes before cities can legally take in new territory.
NASHVILLE — A petition with more than 9,000 signatures supporting Tennessee's Common Core standards was released Tuesday amid efforts by some lawmakers to do away with them.
ATLANTA — Republican lawmakers indulged their conservative wing Tuesday by opposing national education standards, though the watered-down legislation does nothing to change the standards at the heart of the controversy.
A legislative bill on the state Senate calendar this week would, if approved, give the state Legislature unprecedented power over the state attorney general.
WASHINGTON — Gov. Bill Haslam has asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to come up with a proposal that would give Tennessee more flexibility to expand Medicaid coverage.
NASHVILLE — Following a spirited debate about the First Amendment, the state House on Monday approved a nonbinding resolution condemning "Sex Week" festivities at the University of Tennessee's Knoxville campus.
NASHVILLE — Local lawmakers and Bradley County families of victims on Monday renewed their push for legislation boosting penalties for some categories of drunken drivers involved in fatal crashes.
When a handful of political groups fought to recall former Mayor Ron Littlefield in 2010, their reasons varied — some were unhappy that he raised property taxes and others bitter over a hike in sewer rates.
Members of a state House committee that followed up last year on a TBI investigation of 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb expected legislative charges against Bebb and possible removal when the General Assembly convened in January.
Local state senators and representatives have gone back to the drawing board on legislation they say is crucial for the survival of Erlanger Health Services.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s fines for driving without a seat belt would more than double under a Haslam administration bill that Safety Department officials say is needed to cut the death toll on Tennessee highways.
NASHVILLE — Rep. Richard Floyd says he is sponsoring a resolution condemning the University of Tennessee's "Sex Week" because "people in my district are fed up with the perversion."
NASHVILLE — Sen. Mike Bell on Tuesday shelved his bill aimed at protecting wedding-related business from lawsuits for refusing service to same-sex couples if it violates owners’ religious beliefs.
ATLANTA — Schools in Georgia could allow teachers to carry firearms while others with licenses could take their guns into houses of worship, more bars and government offices under a plan adopted Tuesday by House lawmakers.