Georgia bill would protect same-sex marriage objectors

Published Feb. 2 2016

A powerful Georgia Senate committee discussed but took no action Monday on a contentious bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools,...

Lawmaker withdraws pro-Confederacy bills after KKK remarks

Published Feb. 2 2016

A Georgia lawmaker criticized for recent comments about the Ku Klux Klan has withdrawn bills honoring the Confederacy.

Tennessee GOP picks new House whip

Published Feb. 2 2016

House Republicans elected Rep. Timothy Hill, R-Blountville, as their new House Majority Whip, the position recently vacated in the wake...

Legislature, UT 'patches' Lady Vol brand compromise

Published Feb. 2 2016

State lawmakers agreed Monday to withdraw a bill forcing the University of Tennessee to reinstate the "Lady Vols" nickname for...

Full text of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's annual budget address

Published Feb. 1 2016

The full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to lawmakers on...

TN governor beefs up homeland security spending in light of Chattanooga attack

Published Feb. 1 2016

Citing last July's attack killing five U.S. service members in Chattanooga, Gov. Bill Haslam Monday night reminded state lawmakers and...

State of the State: Haslam doubles down on education

Published Feb. 1 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled a $34.8 billion budget Monday that calls for investing $261 million in new money for...

Haslam budget provides funding for UTC's Lupton Library, Fine Arts Building renovations

Published Feb. 1 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed 2016-2017 budget calls for $35.9 million in spendng to put UTC's old Lupton Library to new...

Georgia senators consider bill to protect same-sex marriage objectors

Published Feb. 1 2016

A powerful Senate committee discussed but took no action on a contentious bill allowing religious adoption agencies, schools, government workers...

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey puts his muscle behind Tennessee higher education tuition freeze bill

Published Feb. 1 2016

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, the Republican Senate speaker, is throwing his full support behind legislation that seeks to freeze higher...

4th Congressional District's Grant Starrett and Scott DesJarlais clash over fundraising

Published Jan. 30 2016

Republican Grant Starrett raised $91,699 from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 for his GOP primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Scott...

Donald Trump leads Tennessee GOP pack in new poll

Published Jan. 29 2016

Tennessee Republicans are cottoning up to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump with 32.7 percent of self-described Republican voters, saying...

LIVE: Updates from tonight's GOP debate

Published Jan. 28 2016

The Latest on developments from the 2016 Republican race for president, less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses.

GOP candidates look to make the most of Trump's absence

Published Jan. 28 2016

Donald Trump won't be onstage when Republican presidential candidates make their final appeals to Iowa voters in Thursday night's debate,...

Rep. Jeremy Durham denies affair with House colleague who later quit

Published Jan. 28 2016

The controversy over Tennessee Rep. Jeremy Durham continued to snowball Thursday with House Speaker Beth Harwell announcing she has asked...

Beth Harwell: Leaders exploring expelling Jeremy Durham from TN House

Published Jan. 28 2016

NASHVILLE -- House Speaker Beth Harwell and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey say embattled Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, the subject of...

Despite opposition from Bradley hospitality interests, proposed hotel-motel tax increase begins moving in Tennessee House

Published Jan. 28 2016

A bill to increase Bradley County's hotel-motel tax from 5 percent to 7 percent moved through its first House panel...

Group gives Legislator of the Year Award to Rep. Marc Gravitt

Published Jan. 27 2016

State Rep. Marc Gravitt, R-East Ridge, was awarded the Legislator of the Year Award for the 109th General Assembly on...

Former Georgia lawmaker told to report to prison next month

Published Jan. 27 2016

A civil rights activist and former Georgia state lawmaker has been told to report to federal prison next month.

Under fire over alleged sexual harassment, Durham 'separates' himself from GOP Caucus

Published Jan. 27 2016

NASHVILLE -- Embattled Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, told fellow House Republican Caucus members this morning that he will "seperate" himself...

School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee House

Published Jan. 27 2016

An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full...

State legislative subcommittee delays vote on 'Lady Vols' name

Published Jan. 27 2016

A state legislative subcommittee discussed a bill to force the University of Tennessee to reinstate the "Lady Vols" nickname to...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam says it will be 'hard' for GOP Rep. Durham to be effective

Published Jan. 27 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that it will be difficult for state Rep. Jeremy Durham to be an effective...