State Politics

Polls open across Tennessee today for early voting in the Nov. 4 election, and local election officials and party chiefs are urging residents to get out and cast their ballots.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett said Tuesday that "I Voted" stickers featuring his name is a matter of accountability and not intended to be political.

NASHVILLE — Tennesseans are getting ready to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax.

NASHVILLE — Abortion rights supporters contributed big sums last quarter to a campaign to defeat Amendment 1, which would give lawmakers more power to regulate abortions in Tennessee.

NASHVILLE — Warring sides in Tennessee's historic state Supreme Court election battle spent a record-shattering $2.4 million, a final tally of expenditures reveals.

Just hours after Chattanooga wrapped up its annual Pride Celebration, the U.S. Supreme Court decided it wouldn't weigh in on same-sex marriage appeals, opening the door for legal marriage in 30 states.

NASHVILLE — The battle over a proposed Tennessee constitutional amendment aimed at giving state lawmakers more power to regulate abortions has drawn big contributions for both sides in a fight that has drawn national attention.

This week, Georgians will have a chance to influence races for the governor's office and the U.S. Senate that will influence national politics.

NASHVILLE — Lenda Sherrell is taking U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais to task in a new television ad in which the Democrat draws a direct line from abuse allegations made against him by his first wife to the lawmaker's subsequent votes on domestic violence.

NASHVILLE -- Lenda Sherrell is taking U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais to task in a new commercial in which the Democrat draws a direct line from abuse allegations made by his first wife to the lawmaker's subsequent votes on domestic violence.

NASHVILLE — More than two decades before national Common Core education standards became a target for critics, then-President George H.W. Bush and his education secretary unveiled their own ambitious strategy for improving the nation's ailing schools.

Proponents of Tennessee grocery stores being able to sell wine say they’re gearing up for the Nov. 4 election where voters in Chattanooga, Signal Mountain and dozens of other communities will decide the issue on local referendums.

NASHVILLE — A new poll shows Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander leads Democratic challenger Gordon Ball by 21 points, but with his overall support hovering just

NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is questioning why Tennessee’s unemployment rate remains well above the national level when other statistics indicate the state’s jobs picture should be improving.

PERRY, Ga. — Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia's uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first head-to-head debate.

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