Haslam 2.0: As he prepares for his second term, governor takes stock of his first four years, charts challenges

Published Jan. 4 2015

NASHVILLE -- In a first term packed with historic changes in Tennessee K-12 education, state civil service, lawsuit awards and...

Gov. Haslam urges caution on enacting abortion laws

Published Jan. 2 2015

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee should step carefully when it comes to enacting new abortion laws and not...

Affordable Care Act figures show steady sign-ups in Tennessee, Georgia

Published Dec. 31 2014

The first glance at enrollment numbers in year two of the federal health insurance exchanges shows a steady stream of...

Haslam takes Tennessee sales tax boost off the table

Published Dec. 28 2014

NASHVILLE -- It's been 12 years since Tennessee last hiked its sales tax, and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he...

Gov. Haslam doesn't know if 2015 is year to seek increased taxes for roads

Published Dec. 24 2014

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam says he has not yet decided whether to seek new funding for Tennessee roads next...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam backing attorney general 's immigration challenge

Published Dec. 23 2014

NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is backing Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery's decision to join a multistate lawsuit aimed...

With big assist from hospitals, Haslam begins building support for Medicaid plan

Published Dec. 22 2014

NASHVILLE Salesman Bill Haslam was in high gear last week, urging Tennessee county mayors to get on board with...

GOP leader Ketron diagnosed with cancer

Published Dec. 19 2014

NASHVILLE — State Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, Tenn., announced Thursday he has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam has one eye on Medicaid’s future

Published Dec. 17 2014

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has joined “a steady drumbeat” of Republican governors who have recently proposed to expand their Medicaid...

Lawmakers ready to look at Haslam Medicaid plan

Published Dec. 17 2014

NASHVILLE -- As he begins a campaign to sell his Insure Tennessee plan to fellow Republicans in the state Legislature,...

Gov. Bill Haslam unwraps Tennessee Medicaid expansion alternative

Published Dec. 16 2014

NASHVILLE -- Tennesseans who make too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to afford their own health insurance...

Tennessee attorney general fights to keep heterosexual marriage

Published Dec. 16 2014

The Tennessee attorney general is fighting to keep marriage in the Volunteer State between "one man and one woman."

Fees on trucking proposed to meet Tennessee's road needs

Published Dec. 15 2014

NASHVILLE — In a state faced with declining fuel tax revenues but growing road needs, many expect Tennessee legislators to...

Tennessee lawmaker fears danger from prison changes

Published Dec. 14 2014

NASHVILLE -- A top House lawmaker says some guards at a state prison in his district are warning him that...

Bill would require racial profiling ban in Tennessee

Published Dec. 11 2014

All of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies would have to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling, under legislation introduced in...

Beth Harwell, Gerald McCormick retain Tennessee House posts

Published Dec. 11 2014

NASHVILLE — Efforts by tea party Republicans to seize the Tennessee House's No. 1 leadership position, the speakership, fizzled Wednesday...

Tennessee House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga re-elected

Published Dec. 10 2014

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga was re-elected to the post today by the 73-member caucus.

State to decide this month whether to junk $37 million, nonworking TennCare computer

Published Dec. 10 2014

NASHVILLE -- State officials hope to decide later this month whether they will have to junk a problem-plagued $37.5 million...

Tennessee delegates fume over Erlanger bonuses

Published Dec. 10 2014

• Erlanger should solidify financials before giving bonuses

Tea party seeks to crash Tennessee House speaker race

Published Dec. 9 2014

NASHVILLE -- Traditionally an insider's affair, the contest for the Tennessee state House's most powerful post -- the speakership --...

Gov. Haslam kicks off Tennessee public safety summit

Published Dec. 9 2014

NASHVILLE - While there's been progress in making Tennessee a safer state, much remains to be done, particularly on domestic...

Tennessee officials fear growing heroin problem

Published Dec. 7 2014

NASHVILLE - Law enforcement officials fear Tennessee is about to experience a flood of cheap, supercharged heroin as Mexican drug...

Turning back Carr challenge, Tennessee GOP Chairman Devaney stresses what unites Republicans

Published Dec. 7 2014

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney on Saturday easily fended off a spirited challenge from former state Rep....