USA Today poll has Corker as Trump's top VP pick

Published May. 27 2016

A group of political observers polled by USA Today has U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., as the No. 1 pick...

Gardenhire says Democratic rivals 'afraid' to address Obama's transgender-student bathroom policy

Published May. 27 2016

Republican state Sen. Todd Gardenhire on Thursday accused all three Democrats vying to challenge him in November of being "afraid"...

Haslam used private email server for official state business

Published May. 26 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam and top aides have used the Republican's personal email server to communicate about official business.

Tennessee attorney general comes off 'sidelines,' joins states suing Obama over transgender decree

Published May. 25 2016

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery today joined with 10 other states, including Georgia and Alabama, to sue the U.S. Departments...

Haslam to pay Memorial Day tribute to service members killed in Chattanooga attack

Published May. 25 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials will pay tribute to the five U.S. military reservists slain last year in...

Hill, Holcomb to battle in runoff election for Georgia's open House District 3 seat

Published May. 25 2016

The race for Georgia's open House District 3 seat just got extended an extra two months.

If TennCare is expanded, it may initially focus only on mentally ill

Published May. 25 2016

A Republican-dominated task force examining ways to expand health care in Tennessee might be favoring a phased-in approach that would...

Area Georgia primary election results

Published May. 25 2016

Results as of 11 p.m. Tuesday. Results do not include incumbents running without opposition.

Court: State must provide TennCare applicants a fair hearing

Published May. 25 2016

Tennessee's Medicaid program has to provide applicants with a fair hearing if it cannot process their requests on time, under...

Prosecutor: Alabama speaker made $2.3 million off his office

Published May. 25 2016

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard went on trial Tuesday on felony ethics charges that could result in his removal from...

Isakson, other Georgia GOP incumbents head to November

Published May. 24 2016

Every Georgia Republican member of Congress easily defeated primary challengers Tuesday, including U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who crushed two long-shot...

Whitfield wins GOP nomination for sole commissioner in Walker County

Published May. 24 2016

In a significant victory Tuesday night, Shannon Whitfield clinched the Republican party nomination for sole county commissioner of Walker County,...


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Georgia primary voters stick with challenged incumbents

Published May. 24 2016

Georgia Republicans who fervently backed Donald Trump for president a few months ago ended up sticking with political insiders Tuesday...

Runoff forced in Catoosa County State House District race

Published May. 24 2016

No candidate managed to reach more than 50 percent of the vote, forcing a runoff in the State House District...

Casada: Proposed special session on transgender bathrooms on hold - for now

Published May. 24 2016

House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada today said he has put on hold for now his push to hold a...

Sen. Corker meets with Trump -- and then New York media

Published May. 24 2016

Amid speculation he's under consideration by Donald Trump to be his running mate, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker sought to downplay...

Alabama GOP passes resolution to support Roy Moore

Published May. 23 2016

The Alabama Republican Party has passed a resolution to support suspended state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Corker meets with Trump. says 'no reason to think' he's being considered as veep pick

Published May. 23 2016

After meeting with Donald Trump today in New York, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker told reporters today he has no reason...

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey Ramsey sees no need for special session

Published May. 23 2016

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says he sees no need for a special legislative session to require Tennessee's attorney general to...

State budget funding includes $200,000 grants for Chattanooga Zoo, Tennessee Aquarium

Published May. 22 2016

The Chattanooga Zoo will get a $200,000 state grant for its planned African expansion project featuring giraffes, while the Tennessee...

New bill eliminates tax on investment earnings

Published May. 21 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday signed into law a bill that phases out Tennessee's Hall Income Tax on bond interest...


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Gov. Bill Haslam takes head on refugee lawsuit, one-year defunding of UT diversity office

Published May. 21 2016

Despite reservations, Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday let a legislative resolution directing the state to sue the Obama administration over...

Sen. Bob Corker, considered possible VP candidate, will meet with Donald Trump Monday

Published May. 20 2016

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., whom many top Republicans consider a contender to be Donald Trump's running mate, is scheduled to...