College tuition: Burden on students hits new high

Published Jan. 20 2015

In the 1970s, state governments provided almost 80 percent of public college funding, but those days are long gone.

Tennessee Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell removes two committee heads

Published Jan. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- In a shakeup of House committees, Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell replaced two chairmen who sometimes defied her...

Alabama Gov. Bentley begins second term promising change

Published Jan. 20 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley began his second term Monday by promising to address difficult budget, prison...

Federally seized property ends in Tennessee

Published Jan. 20 2015

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's move to curb federal involvement with state and local law enforcement in property...

Tennessee chambers scuffle over health procedures

Published Jan. 17 2015

NASHVILLE -- The special session for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan doesn't begin until Feb. 2. Despite that,...

TN House and Senate argue over governor's Insure Tennessee plan

Published Jan. 16 2015

NASHVILLE - Top Republican House and Senate leaders were at odds today on how to proceed during a Feb. 2...

Tennessee bill targets Erlanger bonuses

Published Jan. 16 2015

NASHVILLE -- Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill shutting down an exception to Tennessee's Open Meetings Act that allowed...

Key ally, Mark Norris, wary of Insure Tennessee plan, wants more details before he's ready to sponsor in Senate

Published Jan. 15 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans is encountering problems among some fellow...

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris hesitates on sponsoring Gov. Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan

Published Jan. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris said today he is undecided whether he will handle fellow Republican Gov. Bill...

Abortion challenge: Women protest changes to law in Nashville

Published Jan. 14 2015

NASHVILLE -- The abortion debate made a dramatic entrance Tuesday during the Tennessee General Assembly's opening day as protesters took...

State officials decide to cut ties with TennCare computer vendor

Published Jan. 13 2015

NASHVILLE -- It's back to the drawing board for TennCare officials on a new Medicaid eligibility determination system after the...

Chattanooga attorney named to judicial panel

Published Jan. 13 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday announced the 11 members of the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments, and he named...

Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14 billion to state

Published Jan. 13 2015

NASHVILLE -- A University of Tennessee economic study commissioned by advocates for expanding Medicaid says Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee...

Curtain goes up on Tennessee's legislative session

Published Jan. 12 2015

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee lawmakers can expect fights over Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Medicaid expansion proposal as well as state education...

Tennessee Democrats elect leaders; Anderson loses bid for vice chairman

Published Jan. 11 2015

NASHVILLE -- Embattled Tennessee Democrats on Saturday chose Nashville activist Mary Mancini as the new leader of a party seeking...

Obama to share Air Force One with Tennessee Republicans on flight to state

Published Jan. 8 2015

President Barack Obama will be sharing Air Force One with three congressional Republicans Friday for his visit to the Volunteer...

Haslam to rely on Democrats for Medicaid reform

Published Jan. 8 2015

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that he expects to need the votes of all the Democrats in the GOP-led...

Tennessee lawmakers to seek AG opinion on Erlanger bonuses

Published Jan. 7 2015

The backlash over Erlanger's Health System awarding bonuses to its top managers appears to be ramping up as local lawmakers...

Legislators to weigh VW incentives; OK not a given in light of UAW gains

Published Jan. 7 2015

State legislators from Hamilton County stopped short Tuesday of predicting that the General Assembly will approve incentives for Volkswagen's Chattanooga...

Bill would prohibit lawmaker mailings in Tennessee just before elections

Published Jan. 6 2015

NASHVILLE -- An expanded blackout on incumbent legislators using taxpayer funds for pre-election mailings would be imposed under a bill...

Haslam offers new details on Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 5 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam says he doesn't know how many of Tennessee's low-income workers will sign up for health...

Haslam 2.0: As he prepares for his second term, governor takes stock of his first four years, charts challenges

Published Jan. 4 2015

NASHVILLE -- In a first term packed with historic changes in Tennessee K-12 education, state civil service, lawsuit awards and...

Gov. Haslam urges caution on enacting abortion laws

Published Jan. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee should step carefully when it comes to enacting new abortion laws and not...