Senate budget plan adds $37 million to construction of new Chickamauga lock

Published Apr. 13 2016

Construction work on the new lock at the Chickamauga Dam is due to get another $37 million next year under...

This once-embattled Congressman has raised nearly $140,000 so far in 2016

Published Apr. 13 2016

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is reporting he raised nearly $140,000 during the first quarter of 2016, as the once-embattled South...

'Personhood' amendment would effectively ban abortion in Alabama

Published Apr. 13 2016

An Alabama House committee on Wednesday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to legally define a fetus as a person from...


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Chattanooga transgender physician joins advocates in opposing bathroom bill

Published Apr. 13 2016

NASHVILLE - Cigna Health Care's Chattanooga-based senior medical director, a physician and transgender woman, joined with LGBT groups and the...

Marijuana referendum bill dies

Published Apr. 13 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill that would have allowed Tennesseans to weigh in on whether to decriminalize possession of...

Undocumented immigrant students in Tennessee rally for in-state tuition bill

Published Apr. 13 2016

Dozens of undocumented immigrant students from Chattanooga and other parts of Tennessee rallied Tuesday at the state Legislature and spoke...

Bell waiting to 'digest' Slatery's opinion on Tennessee transgender bathroom bill

Published Apr. 13 2016

The sponsor of a transgender student bathroom bill on Tuesday delayed consideration of the controversial measure, saying he wanted to...

Alabama House passes bill to legalize industrial hemp

Published Apr. 12 2016

Alabama is one step closer to researching industrial hemp production.

Committee approves 4 percent raise for Alabama public schoolteachers

Published Apr. 12 2016

Most public schoolteachers, administrators and employees will get a 4 percent pay raise next fiscal year under legislation and a...

Impeachment effort against Alabama Gov. Bentley slows [audio/video]

Published Apr. 12 2016

With only nine meeting days left in the 2016 session, impeachment efforts against Alabama Governor Robert Bentley have slowed as...

Tennessee bill seeks to stop gun carry permits for ex-police with DUI convictions

Published Apr. 12 2016

State Rep. Curry Todd, a retired Memphis police officer who has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and gun charges, is...

Gov. Haslam to decide on Tennessee's Bible bill by end of this week

Published Apr. 12 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he won't wait the full 10 days to decide whether to sign or veto a...


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Harwell rolls out House task force to push 'conservative' replacement for Insure TN plan

Published Apr. 12 2016

Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell is creating a task force to propose ways to improve access to health care in...

Tennessee courts will make it easier to wipe criminal records

Published Apr. 12 2016

Tennessee courts are going to make it easier for people who have been arrested but never convicted of a crime...

Haslam, Harwell to make health care announcement

Published Apr. 12 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell are making a health care announcement...

Democrats call on Haslam to veto government employee lawsuit bill

Published Apr. 12 2016

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Democratic lawmakers today urged Gov. Bill Haslam to veto legislation that critcs say could discourage people filing...

Student transgender bathroom bill delayed in TN Senate panel

Published Apr. 12 2016

NASHVILLE - The Senate sponsor of a transgender student bathroom bill today asked Finance Committee members to delay acting on...

Tennessee attorney general says transgender bathroom bill could be costly

Published Apr. 11 2016

Tennessee's public schools and colleges risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding if a transgender bathroom bill...

Bill that would let therapists reject gay clients heads to Tennessee Gov. Haslam

Published Apr. 11 2016

Tennessee mental health therapists and counselors could turn away gay patients because of 'sincerely held principles' under a bill now...

Prosecutors file evidence notice in Hubbard ethics case

Published Apr. 11 2016

State prosecutors plan to raise other accusations against Speaker Mike Hubbard during his ethics trial next month, according to a...

Education budget heads to Alabama Senate

Published Apr. 11 2016

State senators are expected to debate a proposed education budget this week that could give a pay raise to most...

Tennessee Department of Children's Services finally meets goals of long-running suit

Published Apr. 11 2016

After 15 years of federal oversight, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services has finally met all of the goals set...

UPDATED: Gay rights' advocates call on Nashville country music label heads to denounce TN bills targeting LGBT community

Published Apr. 11 2016

NASHVILLE - Gay rights advocates hope to amp up pressure on Tennessee Republican lawmakers and the country music industry today...