State Building Commission gives preliminary approval for projects at UTC, Harrison Bay State Park

Published Jul. 12 2015

NASHVILLE — Proposed state projects ranging from $3.5 million for campus improvements at UTC to a new $1.36 million bathhouse...

With funding for new Tennessee State Museum comes questions about its operations

Published Jul. 12 2015

NASHVILLE — For more than 30 years, the Tennessee State Museum has huddled in a cramped basement of a state...

McDonough moves forward with federal judgeship nomination

Published Jul. 10 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's chief of staff is one step closer to a prestigious seat on the federal bench.

Tennessee lawmakers urge state to challenge new EPA water rule

Published Jul. 8 2015

NASHVILLE -- Sixty-three Tennessee lawmakers today urged state Attorney General Herbert Slatery to join a federal lawsuit challenging the Obama...

Haslam names Bonnie Hommrich to head TN Children's Services

Published Jul. 7 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam today named Bonnie Hommrich as the new commissioner of the Department of Children's Services (DCS).

Tennessee gets high rating on state government's 'fiscal health'

Published Jul. 7 2015

NASHVILLE -- A free-market think tank ranks Tennessee in the top ten among the 50 states when it comes to...

TN gets failing grade for voter representation

Published Jul. 7 2015

NASHVILLE -- A progressive group says Tennessee is one of the worst states nationwide when ranked by the "health of...

TN attorney general asks Congress to protect religious nonprofit groups after gay marriage ruling

Published Jul. 7 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery and 14 other attorneys general are urging Congressional leaders to protect the tax-exempt...

McCormick says state may consider new road debt before increasing gas tax

Published Jul. 7 2015

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick says the state may consider new road debt before it increases road taxes. And...

Lawmaker asks for refund from designer of Tennessee's new $46,000 logo

Published Jul. 6 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for...

TennCare to overhaul 'unhelpful' helpline

Published Jul. 5 2015

In early 2014, Tennesseans trying to get enrolled in the state's Medicaid program faced a strange new landscape with few...

Kyle files Tennessee Senate bill to do away with 'divisive' Confederate flag license plates

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis, says she has filed legislation to block the state from issuing specialty license...

State's top court denies death row challenge to execution by electrocution

Published Jul. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Supreme Court today turned down a challenge by state Death Row inmates to the use of...

Obama lands in Tennessee, Haslam stays away

Published Jul. 1 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam did not greet the president at the airport, and doesn't plan to attend the president's speech. Although...

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam snubs President Obama again

Published Jul. 1 2015

Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't plan to meet with President Barack Obama today when the president travels to Nashville to discuss...

181 new laws take effect today in Tennessee

Published Jul. 1 2015

A mandate for a 48-hour waiting period before an abortion is one of many new Tennessee laws taking effect today.

Supreme Court's same-sex ruling roils conservative Tennessee House Republicans

Published Jul. 1 2015

NASHVILLE -- Nearly half of Tennessee's House Republican Caucus met "in a state of shock" Tuesday to discuss whether to...

Haslam names head of Children's Services as new chief of staff

Published Jun. 30 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named Jim Henry, current commissioner of the Department of Children's Services, as his new chief...

How Tennessee ranks on list of most patriotic states

Published Jun. 29 2015

With a new WalletHub survey showing Tennessee ranks only 29th among states in terms of patriotism, Tennesseans may need to...

Tennessee veterans angry over loss — of tax benefits

Published Jun. 29 2015

Changes are coming —┬áchanges to a property tax relief program for totally disabled veterans and elderly residents that will increase...

Obama to visit Tennessee on Wednesday

Published Jun. 28 2015

According to The Tennessean, a White House official says the president plans to discuss how the nation can continue to...

UPDATED: Supreme Court overturns bans on gay marriage in all 50 states

Published Jun. 26 2015

The Supreme Court declared today that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

TN lawmakers drafting Pastor Protection Act in response to same-sex marriage ruling

Published Jun. 26 2015

NASHVILLE -- Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage in Tennessee and across the country already has two socially...