School voucher bill headed for floor vote in Tennessee House

Published Jan. 27 2016

An effort to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has cleared its last major committee before a full...

State legislative subcommittee delays vote on 'Lady Vols' name

Published Jan. 27 2016

A state legislative subcommittee discussed a bill to force the University of Tennessee to reinstate the "Lady Vols" nickname to...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam says it will be 'hard' for GOP Rep. Durham to be effective

Published Jan. 27 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that it will be difficult for state Rep. Jeremy Durham to be an effective...

Tennessee school voucher bill scrapes through House Finance Committee by one vote

Published Jan. 26 2016

A bill creating a Tennessee school voucher program scraped through the House Finance Committee Tuesday after a bitter debate, giving...

Hospital group takes longer approach to Insure Tennessee

Published Jan. 26 2016

The Tennessee Hospital Association, a key supporter of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's unsuccessful effort to expand Medicaid in the state,...

Lawmaker who accused Haslam of 'treason' to GOP to retire

Published Jan. 26 2016

Republican state Rep. Rick Womick, who once accused Gov. Bill Haslam of "treason" to the GOP, is announcing plans...

Lawsuit filed over release of Georgia voters' data dismissed

Published Jan. 26 2016

A lawyer who filed a lawsuit against Georgia's secretary of state over the release of voters' personal information says it...

Tennessee GOP leaders call on Durham to resign amid sexual harassment allegations

Published Jan. 25 2016

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes today called on former House GOP Whip Jeremy Durham to resign for...

Tennessee Senate passes bicycle helmet bill; amendment targets teacher union dues

Published Jan. 25 2016

A bicycle helmet bill rolled through the state Senate Monday with an amendment that ditches all talk of students and...

Beth Harwell calls for review of sexual harassment policy

Published Jan. 25 2016

House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, on Sunday called for a review of the General Assembly's sexual harassment policy after a...

Amended Todd Gardenhire bill on bicycle helmet education now targets state teachers' union over campaign contributions

Published Jan. 25 2016

A bill that originally addressed how students should wear bicycle helmets will hit the Tennessee Senate floor today with...

Tennessee Dems want eligibility check on presidential ballot

Published Jan. 22 2016

Two Tennessee Democrats want to pass a law to require the state to enforce the U.S. Constitution's "natural born citizen"...

David Gregory named acting Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor

Published Jan. 21 2016

The Tennessee Board of Regents today appointed David Gregory acting chancellor for the State University and Community College System of...

Christian activist files suit aimed at revisiting top court's gay marriage ruling

Published Jan. 21 2016

A day after Tennessee Republican lawmakers shot down a bill that purported to "nullify" the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage...

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick argues for voucher bill, bashes Hamilton County over school-funding lawsuit, Ooltewah rape scandal

Published Jan. 21 2016

The years-long battle to create a school voucher program in Tennessee cleared a hurdle Wednesday and is heading toward another...

Tennessee's effort to block same-sex marriage fails in House subcommittee

Published Jan. 20 2016

A state legislative committee on Wednesday dealt a serious setback to a bill that attempts to block same-sex marriage in...

Tennessee private-school voucher bill clears House Finance Subcommittee

Published Jan. 20 2016

With one legislative opponent away for a surgery, a private-school voucher bill finally cleared the Tennessee House Finance Subcommittee today...

Georgia governor wants to expand prison GED program

Published Jan. 20 2016

Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgia lawmakers Tuesday to put millions more into educating state prison inmates and helping county jails...

In Tennessee, religion often intersects with politics

Published Jan. 19 2016

State Reps. Mark Pody and Harold Love Jr. fall on opposite sides of the political divide, but the two state...

Marriage defense, school vouchers among 4 Tennessee bills to watch

Published Jan. 19 2016

With 25 committee meetings scheduled as the Tennessee General Assembly begins its second week of business, here are a few...

State agency finds flaws in Atlanta streetcar operation

Published Jan. 19 2016

The Georgia Department of Transportation is the latest agency to criticize the operation of the Atlanta Streetcar, noting numerous deficiencies...

Tennessee expansion of sales-tax compliance program getting bad 'rap' from business coalition

Published Jan. 18 2016

Beer and tobacco retailers in Tennessee coughed up some $60 million in previously unreported sales tax revenue in the first...

Presidential politics might 'Trump' Tennessee tuition equity bill

Published Jan. 18 2016

The House sponsor of a bill that grants in-state college tuition rates to qualified Tennesseans brought to the U.S. illegally...