Memphis, Nashville to vote on marijuana-related ordinances

Published Sep. 19 2016

Political leaders in Tennessee's two largest cities are taking steps toward marijuana decriminalization with ordinances that would allow police to...

McCormick won't seek re-election as Tennessee House majority leader

Published Sep. 19 2016

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, announced this evening that he will not seek reelection to the chamber's second...

Tennessee politicians got $1.6 million from opioid industry in 10 years

Published Sep. 18 2016

Tennessee politicians received more than $1.6 million in campaign contributions over the past decade from pharmaceutical companies and other members...

Gov. Haslam declares state of emergency to ensure fuel supply after Colonial Pipeline leak

Published Sep. 16 2016

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam declared a state of emergency to ensure uninterrupted fuel supply in the state after the Colonial...

Tennessee lawmakers begin talks on whether uniform system is needed for short-term rentals

Published Sep. 16 2016

While cities like Chattanooga and Nashville wrestle with how their communities should best regulate short-stay, internet-facilitated home and room rentals,...

Despite grumbling, Tennessee lawmakers bow to feds and repeal problematic DUI law

Published Sep. 15 2016

Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday repealed a DUI law they enacted this spring because it threatened to jeopardize some $60 million...

Republicans want to waive Obamacare penalities but White House says health plan is working

Published Sep. 15 2016

Republican senators opposed to ObamaCare introduced legislation Wednesday to waive the individual penalty for not buying health insurance due to...

White House claims Obamacare extends insurance coverage, limits health costs in Tennessee

Published Sep. 14 2016

Despite record rate increases planned next year by health insurers still participating in the health exchange plans in Tennessee under...

Hamilton County state lawmakers holding education 'mini summit' on local problems

Published Sep. 14 2016

Tennessee legislators from Hamilton County plan to sit down with local education officials and the state Education Commissioner Candice McQueen...

Lawmakers send repeal of potential $60 million DUI law screw up to Haslam

Published Sep. 14 2016

Sullen Tennessee senators voted this morning to repeal their DUI law screw up which forced them into a special session...

For first time in 36 years, Tennessee House ousts one of its lawmakers

Published Sep. 14 2016

For the first time in 36 years and just the third time in Tennessee's 220-year history, members of the General...

Officials agree to find quick replacement for indicted Tennessee judge

Published Sep. 13 2016

After hearing complaints of an overburdened court, Campbell County commissioners agreed to move quickly to find a replacement for a...


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Tennessee House votes to oust Durham

Published Sep. 13 2016

Reporter Andy Sher is live-tweeting the TN House session expected to take up a motion to expel Rep. Jeremy Durham.

Tennessee state Rep. Susan Lynn to lead today's effort to oust colleague Durham

Published Sep. 13 2016

Today could prove to be the last day that embattled Tennessee Rep. Jeremy Durham holds public office.

Alabama agrees to changes for inmates with disabilities

Published Sep. 13 2016

A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a lawsuit settlement regarding how inmates with disabilities are housed in...

Jeremy Durham says efforts to oust him from Tennessee House are unfair

Published Sep. 12 2016

With his fellow Tennessee legislative colleagues set to consider expelling him from office, embattled Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, is maintaining...

TN House leaders push for Durham ouster under rarely used constitutional provision

Published Sep. 11 2016

Tennessee legislators convene Monday for a special session to clean up a problem they created last spring when they passed...

House Speaker Harwell attacked by dog while canvassing door to door for votes

Published Sep. 10 2016

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell this week got an up-close and painful introduction to an occupational hazard perhaps better known...

State Rep. Joe Armstrong quits while facing ouster from House colleagues

Published Sep. 9 2016

State Rep. Joe Armstrong today informed Gov. Bill Haslam and legislative leaders that he is resigning from the Tennessee House...

Rep. Durham likens ouster effort to 'medieval beheading'

Published Sep. 8 2016

The Republican state House member who faces a likely expulsion vote in next week's special legislative session says he will...

Speaker Harwell thinks House votes are there to oust Rep. Durham

Published Sep. 8 2016

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell said Thursday she believes there are sufficient votes in the House to expel embattled Rep....

McCormick tells Durham and Armstrong to 'go out with some dignity'

Published Sep. 8 2016

Next week's special session of the Tennessee General Assembly began as an effort to fix a state DUI law foulup,...

Tennessee lawmakers could expel Rep. Durham during special session on DUI law foulup

Published Sep. 7 2016

Next week's special legislative session to fix a state DUI law foulup could also feature an attempt to expel embattled...