Tennessee attorney general OKs campaign events on state property

Published Jan. 6 2017

Holding campaign fundraisers at the Tennessee governor's mansion and other state property is legal, Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in...

Attorney General says political fundraisers at TN governor's mansion, state property legal

Published Jan. 5 2017

Holding campaign fundraisers at Tennessee's governor's mansion and other state property is legal, says Attorney General Herbert Slatery in a...

Haslam seeks 'comfort level' balancing new fuel taxes with what lawmakers can accept

Published Jan. 5 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam said there must be a 'comfort level' for his expected transportation program that balances both state and...

Trump to name Nashville's Bill Hagerty ambassador to Japan

Published Jan. 4 2017

Nashville businessman Bill Hagerty is President-elect Donald Trump's choice to be ambassador of Japan, according to a source close to...

Immigrants who challenged Georgia's in-state tuition policy win case

Published Jan. 4 2017

A judge says the Georgia university system must allow immigrants to pay in-state tuition if they've been granted temporary permission...

Lawmaker: Haslam, Tennessee transportation chief eye 9-cent gas, 12-cent diesel tax hike

Published Jan. 3 2017

During informal discussions with Republican lawmakers about fuel tax increases he's likely to propose this year, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam...

U.S. Rep. Black becomes interim chairman of House panel set on repealing Obamacare

Published Jan. 3 2017

U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., was named the House Budget Committee's interim chairman as the 115th Congress got underway on...

Governor's education agenda will shape 2017 legislature

Published Jan. 2 2017

Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 9 with a full slate of priorities. But questions remain about...

New Tennessee laws for 2017 ease handgun permit prices, toughen domestic violence laws

Published Jan. 2 2017

Tennesseans who want a lifetime state-issued handgun carry permit are getting a price cut, while persons convicted of a third...

Tennessee retailers have new legislative goal: Wine sales on Sunday

Published Jan. 1 2017

Two years ago after persuading Tennessee lawmakers to let them sell wine, state grocery and convenience stores are now setting...

Trump's VP vetter says allegations over Corker financial dealings 'groundless'

Published Jan. 1 2017

A Tennessee native who led President-elect Donald Trump's vice presidential vetting and helped check potential Cabinet nominees' backgrounds says allegations...

Former state GOP Chair in slow-motion succession to replace famed liquor lobbyist Tom 'Golden Goose' Hensley

Published Dec. 30 2016

It didn't take long for former Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes to land a new gig.


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The new Tennessee Board of Regents chancellor plans to transform higher education in the state

Published Dec. 28 2016

NASHVILLE — Fresh off a confirmation vote Tuesday making her the new chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, Dr....

Refugees settle in Tennessee even as opposition grows

Published Dec. 28 2016

Tennessee accepted 2,051 refugees in the last fiscal year — nearly a 30 percent increase from the number of refugees...

Tennessee attorney general: Ban on ballot box selfies is constitutional

Published Dec. 28 2016

The Tennessee attorney general says a ban on snapping selfies at the ballot box is constitutional.

Chatt State's Flora Tydings approved as first woman in Tennessee history to helm higher-ed system

Published Dec. 27 2016

The Tennessee Board of Regents on Tuesday approved Chattanooga State President Flora Tydings as the system's new chancellor, making her...

Trump administration bringing uncertainty to Obamacare inroads in Tennessee

Published Dec. 27 2016

From the 'reddest part of a red state,' Tracy Pate has been helping people buy Affordable Care Act marketplace plans...

City employees join Emerge Tennessee board

Published Dec. 27 2016

Three employees of the city of Chattanooga are among members of the first board of directors of Emerge Tennessee, an...

Georgia GOP leaders hope to avoid snags over hospital tax

Published Dec. 26 2016

Georgia's governor and legislative leaders hope to quickly extend an annual tax on hospitals that covers a large share of...

New system will allow police to check in real time if motorists have insurance

Published Dec. 26 2016

Uninsured Tennessee drivers beware: Starting Sunday, a new insurance verification system will allow police to check in real time whether...

Real estate developer involved in Jeremy Durham deals has colorful past

Published Dec. 22 2016

At the center of three unusual and complicated development transactions involving former Rep. Jeremy Durham investigated by The Tennessean is...


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If Chattanooga State's Flora Tydings becomes Board of Regents chancellor, college will need new president

Published Dec. 22 2016

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam is recommending Chattanooga State President Flora Tydings become the next chancellor of the Tennessee Board...

Chattanooga's Flora Tydings tapped to be Tennessee's first female chancellor of higher-ed system

Published Dec. 21 2016

Chattanooga State President Flora Tydings is expected to become the next chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents after a...