New Alabama attorney general promises to step aside from any investigation of governor

Published Feb. 14 2017

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall took office Monday and immediately promised to step aside from any investigation by his staff...

Georgia GOP proposes new state authority to intervene in struggling schools

Published Feb. 13 2017

The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under...

Tennessee Republicans denounce 'absurdity' of California travel ban

Published Feb. 13 2017

Several Tennessee Republican legislators, upset over a California law banning state-funded travel to the Volunteer State as a result of...

Tennessee Independent Business group members give 'mixed' reviews on Haslam Improve Act

Published Feb. 13 2017

Tennessee members of the National Federation of Independent Business are giving 'decidedly mixed' reviews regarding Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed...

Proposed de-annexation bill would give parts of Chattanooga, other TN cities ability to secede

Published Feb. 13 2017

Two Hamilton County legislators are renewing their push to pass a 'de-annexation' bill that would allow people in parts of...

Local emergency communications officials honor Tennessee Rep. Mike Carter

Published Feb. 10 2017

Tennessee's local emergency communications officials have presented Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, with their 2016 Legislator of the Year award for...

Tennessee gets first female State Architect

Published Feb. 10 2017

The Tennessee State Building Commission has voted to appoint Ann McGauran as State Architect, making her the first woman to...

Yager elected new chairman of Tennessee Legislature's Fiscal Review Committee

Published Feb. 10 2017

State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, was elected by colleagues this week to lead the General Assembly's main watchdog panel, the...

Rep. McCormick says legalizing Sunday wine sales a 'convenience' issue for consumers

Published Feb. 10 2017

NASHVILLE — A Hamilton County legislator says his bill that seeks to do away with Tennessee's long-standing ban on Sunday...

U.S. Rep. Black says new role won't preclude her running for Tennessee governor

Published Feb. 9 2017

U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., said Thursday that despite a new role as chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee,...

'Bathroom bill' returns to Tennessee legislature

Published Feb. 9 2017

A controversial piece of legislation has returned to Tennessee's legislature that would force public school students to use the bathroom...

Tennessee House Speaker Harwell says she can support some fuel tax increases for roads

Published Feb. 9 2017

NASHVILLE — Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell says she could support some fuel tax increases for new road spending, provided...


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Tennessee bill would put all state-regulated professions' ethics codes under review

Published Feb. 9 2017

NASHVILLE — A Tennessee lawmaker is dropping his planned follow-up to a controversial 2016 bill, now state law, that allowed...

Jeremy Durham spent campaign funds on suits, sunglasses and spa products

Published Feb. 8 2017

Jeremy Durham had possibly as many as 500 individual violations of state campaign finance law, including spending more than $10,000...

Favors elected vice chair of General Assembly's Black Caucus

Published Feb. 8 2017

Rep. JoAnne Favors of Chattanooga was elected today as vice chair of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators.

Haslam introduces bill to ban open booze in vehicles

Published Feb. 8 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has introduced legislation seeking to ban any open alcohol bottles or cans in vehicles traveling on...

Tennessee senator questions timing of Gov. Haslam's internet sales tax rule

Published Feb. 8 2017

The head of a key Senate panel isn't so sure Gov. Bill Haslam's administration made the 'wisest' decision by implementing...

Georgia lawmakers aim to lower THC, add autism for medical marijuana

Published Feb. 8 2017

A proposal to lower the amount of THC allowed in medical cannabis oil used by Georgians has cleared a state...

Georgia lawmakers try again to allow concealed guns on public college campuses

Published Feb. 8 2017

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

Alabama Gov. Bentley asks 4 percent raise for state workers

Published Feb. 8 2017

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley used the first day of the legislative session to propose a 4-percent pay raise for state...

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley pushes prison plan in State of the State address

Published Feb. 7 2017

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley used his State of the State address Tuesday evening to promote his $800 million prison construction...

Tennessee anti-abortion groups at crossroads on restrictions

Published Feb. 7 2017

A Tennessee anti-abortion group is urging state lawmakers invigorated by Donald Trump's presidential victory to hold off on passing new...

Tennessee lawmaker threatens to end automatic deduction of union dues for anti-outsourcing group

Published Feb. 6 2017

A Tennessee lawmaker who supports Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's efforts to privatize Fall Creek Falls State Park's hospitality operations has...