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...

Tennessee school voucher bill scrapes through House Finance Committee by one vote

Published Jan. 26 2016

A bill creating a Tennessee school voucher program scraped through the House Finance Committee Tuesday after a bitter debate, giving...

Hospital group takes longer approach to Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 26 2016

The Tennessee Hospital Association, a key supporter of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's unsuccessful effort to expand Medicaid in the state,...

Lawmaker who accused Haslam of 'treason' to GOP to retire

Published Jan. 26 2016

Republican state Rep. Rick Womick, who once accused Gov. Bill Haslam of "treason" to the GOP, is announcing plans...

Lawsuit filed over release of Georgia voters' data dismissed

Published Jan. 26 2016

A lawyer who filed a lawsuit against Georgia's secretary of state over the release of voters' personal information says it...

Tennessee GOP leaders call on Durham to resign amid sexual harassment allegations

Published Jan. 25 2016

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes today called on former House GOP Whip Jeremy Durham to resign for...

Tennessee Senate passes bicycle helmet bill; amendment targets teacher union dues

Published Jan. 25 2016

A bicycle helmet bill rolled through the state Senate Monday with an amendment that ditches all talk of students and...

Beth Harwell calls for review of sexual harassment policy

Published Jan. 25 2016

House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, on Sunday called for a review of the General Assembly's sexual harassment policy after a...

Amended Todd Gardenhire bill on bicycle helmet education now targets state teachers' union over campaign contributions

Published Jan. 25 2016

A bill that originally addressed how students should wear bicycle helmets will hit the Tennessee Senate floor today with...

Tennessee Dems want eligibility check on presidential ballot

Published Jan. 22 2016

Two Tennessee Democrats want to pass a law to require the state to enforce the U.S. Constitution's "natural born citizen"...