U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander against new rule on walking horses

Published Jan. 14 2017

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is criticizing a new rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that impacts Tennessee's walking...

Twenty Tennessee lawmakers question Haslam's higher-ed privatization plans

Published Jan. 13 2017

In a letter to University of Tennessee system President Joe DiPietro, a group of 20 state lawmakers raise questions about...

Bill introduced to eliminate permit requirement to openly carry handguns in Tennessee

Published Jan. 13 2017

A bill that would allow Tennesseans to openly carry handguns without first obtaining a permit was introduced this week by...

Bo Watson, Gerald McCormick assume top legislative finance posts in 110th General Assembly

Published Jan. 13 2017

Two legislators from Hamilton County and another from nearby Bradley County have now vaulted into top positions on the General...

Proposed bill would require all Tennessee license plates to carry the phrase 'In God We Trust'

Published Jan. 12 2017

A bill filed Wednesday in the House would require all state license plates to carry the phrase 'In God We...

Travis named chairman of TN House Insurance, Banking panel

Published Jan. 12 2017

Rep. Ron Travis, R-Dayton, was named the new chairman of the state House Insurance & Banking Committee Thursday by House...

DesJarlais welcomes CVS move to sell generic alternative to EpiPen

Published Jan. 12 2017

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., is lauding an announcement by CVS that the drug store chain will begin selling a...

House Speaker Harwell replaces challenger Matlock as chairman of Transportation Committee

Published Jan. 12 2017

Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell on Thursday removed the chairman of the Transportation Committee who tried to topple her from...

Tennessee House lawmakers must disclose political junkets

Published Jan. 12 2017

First the first time, House lawmakers will be required to disclose any out-of-state travel valued more than $100 that is...

McCormick, Brooks named to key House Finance Committee posts

Published Jan. 12 2017

He's no longer Tennessee House majority leader, but Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, is now chairman of one of the...

Navy officer who shot July 16 Chattanooga attacker leads lawmakers in prayer [video]

Published Jan. 12 2017

Lt. Cmdr. Tim White, who returned fire at Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez during the 24-year-old's deadly, terrorist-inspired assault in Chattanooga in...

Tennessee's new Senate Speaker Randy McNally pledges continued progress

Published Jan. 11 2017

Newly elected Senate Speaker Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, pledged Tuesday to continue Tennessee's improvements to its financial footing, education and...


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Could Sen. Bo Watson become new Senate finance committee leader?

Published Jan. 11 2017

Now that the Tennessee Senate's long-standing finance chairman Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, has just been elected Senate speaker, who will...

Deal, Ralston tout investment in Georgia roads and rails

Published Jan. 11 2017

As Gov. Nathan Deal touted progress in improving Georgia highways, House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday he wants to take...

Debby Peppers concedes Georgia state Senate runoff to Chuck Payne

Published Jan. 10 2017

Debby Peppers has conceded the Georgia state Senate District 54 race to Chuck Payne.

Senate elects McNally new speaker as General Assembly convenes

Published Jan. 10 2017

The 110th General Assembly convened at the Capitol today with Tennessee senators electing Sen. Randy McNally as their new...

Fleischmann, GOP eye fast track on Obamacare repeal, tax reform

Published Jan. 10 2017

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said Monday that Republicans plan to power ahead on the repeal and replacement of Obamacare and...

California bans state-paid travel to Tennessee in reaction to law

Published Jan. 10 2017

NASHVILLE — A new California law that took effect Jan. 1 bars state-funded travel to Tennessee and three other states...

Republican politicians, PACs fund Chuck Payne's Georgia senate campaign

Published Jan. 10 2017

About three-fourths of all money raised by Republican Chuck Payne for today's state senate race come from current politicians or...

Elusive high-speed internet sprouts in rural Tennessee

Published Jan. 10 2017

A rural county northwest of Knoxville could serve as a model for how grant money can be leveraged to spur...

Ralston re-elected speaker as Georgia Legislature opens

Published Jan. 9 2017

Speaker David Ralston was re-elected to the state House's top job Monday, calling for civility among Georgia lawmakers and reasserting...

Tenn. lawmakers hold last-minute campaign fundraisers prior to in-session ban on Tuesday

Published Jan. 9 2017

A number of Tennessee legislators and party caucuses were seeking to 'beat the clock' today and early Tuesday and hold...

Tennessee lawmakers face gas tax increase proposal, eye cuts to other taxes as annual session starts

Published Jan. 8 2017

Tennessee lawmakers will find themselves in an unusual situation during the 110th General Assembly that kicks off Tuesday.