CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Dan Howell, who has taken a leave of absence from his position as executive assistant to Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis, announced on Tuesday his campaign for the state House District 22 seat, currently held by Rep. Eric Watson, R-Cleveland.
Days after Rep. Vince Dean, R-East Ridge, announced he was leaving his District 30 seat in favor of a local post, he introduced a Republican who will seek to fill his shoes.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's annual budget hearings are getting under way this week.
NASHVILLE — Armed with evidence that Tennessee's education reforms are paying off, Gov. Bill Haslam is showing little need to give on issues like school vouchers and big changes to Common Core standards sought by some conservatives.
NASHVILLE — Former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen is part of the bipartisan consensus that the roll-out of online insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act has been a flop.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam concedes he has a "very difficult needle to thread" in persuading fellow Republicans in the state Legislature and the Democratic Obama administration to accept his plan to expand Medicaid for at least 180,000 Tennesseans.
Three members of Hamilton County's legislative delegation say they'll push forward on a school voucher plan this spring when the Tennessee General Assembly reconvenes.
NASHVILLE -- Some 387,000 Tennesseans, 654,000 Georgians and 270,000 Alabamians now uninsured or purchasing health insurance on their own will be eligible for subsidies to help pay for coverage next year under the federal health law, according to a new analysis.
NASHVILLE — State lawmakers hit the books on Monday, or rather the state Textbook Commission, as they began hearings on complaints raised by social conservatives about some instructional materials approved by the state for public schools.
Orma Luckey has been elections superintendent for the city of Fort Oglethorpe since 2007.
NASHVILLE — Citing differences with Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron over campaign technology and political philosophy, the head of the state House Democratic Caucus on Monday confirmed reports that he intends to step down from his leadership role in late January.
Longtime Georgia House Rep. Jay Neal, R-LaFayette, is stepping down from his seat to take an appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to a state Department of Corrections post.
NASHVILLE — In a very old building that has witnessed unceasing turmoil and countless back stabbings — not to mention having four people entombed within its walls or buried on its grounds — you might expect talk about things going bump in the night.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says the most recent figure the state has on Tennesseans successfully enrolling in the troubled federal health insurance exchange comes to just a few hundred, but the Republican isn't sure whether he erred by refusing to create the state's own online marketplace.
A Chattanooga judge is questioning the state's decision to close the county's only center that reinstates driver's licenses, saying it will lead to more unlicensed drivers on local roads.