Tennessee's Republican U.S. lawmakers skipping town halls, again

Published Apr. 15 2017

Tennessee's Republican U.S. lawmakers again are skipping town halls organized by liberal groups after elected officials didn't set up their...

Alabama governor says state 'needed to be relieved' from scandal

Published Apr. 14 2017

Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he resigned because the state "needed to be relieved" from a year-long scandal that...

Tennessee's speaker is warming to the idea of Haslam's gas tax hike after stiff opposition

Published Apr. 13 2017

In addition to the fuel tax increases, Haslam's plan calls for boosting several related fees such as a vehicle registration...

Tennessee may allow selfies at polling places after Justin Timberlake controversy

Published Apr. 13 2017

After Justin Timberlake came under fire for a selfie he took at a polling place encouraging others to vote, the...

Chattanooga tourism bureau to receive regular state audits under bill headed to Haslam's desk

Published Apr. 13 2017

The state House today sent to Gov. Bill Haslam a bill requiring the state Comptroller to begin conducting regular audits...

House approves Haslam's tuition-free community college bill for adults

Published Apr. 13 2017

The state House today overwhelmingly approved Gov. Bill Haslam's legislation to offer many Tennessee adults the opportunity to attend community...

Group launches statewide radio campaign touting IMPROVE Act

Published Apr. 12 2017

A group of associations backing Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed IMPROVE Act is launching a statewide radio campaign with ads touting...

Tennessee gas tax zips through Senate Finance Committee

Published Apr. 12 2017

Both House and Senate bills, which differ in some respects, could be on the floor next week with the House...

Weaver says Favors' seat-belt bill will cause more deaths

Published Apr. 12 2017

An opponent of Rep. JoAnne Favors' mandatory school bus seat-belt bill charged today the measure is both too costly on...

2 arrested during Medicaid sit-in at governor's office

Published Apr. 12 2017

Tennessee State Troopers arrested at least two of the 11 demonstrators who called for Medicaid expansion during a sit-in in...

Haslam may need to deal with Democrats to pass road funding bill on House floor

Published Apr. 12 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed gas tax increases for roads won approval from the House Finance Committee on Tuesday after...

House Finance Committee approves gas tax bill

Published Apr. 11 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed gas tax increases for roads won approval from the House Finance Committee this afternoon after...

Favors feels more 'comfortable' about school bus seat belt bill's prospects in next House panel

Published Apr. 11 2017

Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, says she's feeling more optimistic about the prospects of her legislation requiring school-bus seat belts...

Bid to strip gas tax hike from road funding bill up today

Published Apr. 11 2017

An effort to strip a proposed gas tax hike from Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to boost transportation funding in Tennessee...

In-state college tuition bill for undocumented students fails in TN House panel

Published Apr. 11 2017

A House panel today narrowly shot down legislation that sought to grant in-state college tuition rates to undocumented students who...

Robert Bentley's successor becomes Alabama's 2nd female governor

Published Apr. 11 2017

With Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigning one step ahead of an impeachment hearing, his successor becomes the state's second female...

Tennessee Ethics Commission to review Jeremy Durham case this week

Published Apr. 11 2017

A new state agency appears set to join the ranks of other Tennessee and federal investigators trying to get to...

Group attacks bill granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented students in Tennessee

Published Apr. 10 2017

Republican opponents of a bill granting in-state college tuition rates to undocumented Tennessee high school graduates, brought to the U.S....

Haslam signs bill impacting health plans' fee reimbursements to docs

Published Apr. 10 2017

Without fanfare, Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law a first-of-its-kind measure that places some restrictions on Tennessee health insurers...

Tennessee Supreme Court favors officer in 'no trespassing' case

Published Apr. 10 2017

The Tennessee Supreme Court has sided with police who found a methamphetamine lab on the property of a man who...

Impeachment hearings over affair set for Alabama governor

Published Apr. 10 2017

— Alabama lawmakers are set to begin impeachment hearings for Gov. Robert Bentley.

Tennessee high court favors officer in 'no trespassing' case

Published Apr. 10 2017

The Tennessee Supreme Court has sided with police who found a methamphetamine lab on the property of man who posted...

Haslam's $113 million corporate tax cut plan impacts 518 companies but seeks to entice new ones

Published Apr. 9 2017

A key feature of Gov. Bill Haslam's tax reductions in his proposed IMPROVE Act — a cut worth $113.3...