Senate OKs 23 hours of alcohol sales at 2 Nashville bars

Published May. 5 2017

Two Nashville bars could serve alcohol for 23 hours a day in a bill passed by the Tennessee Senate.

Tennessee House hopes to get budget back on track after Thursday blowup

Published May. 5 2017

Tennessee's $37.1 billion annual spending plan was left in limbo Thursday after rebellious House Republicans and Democrats joined together to...

Georgia governor signs limits on drug treatment centers

Published May. 5 2017

Georgia is increasing regulation of addiction treatment centers, prompted by complaints from northwest Georgia lawmakers and residents that a cluster...

Rep. Favors pulls mandatory school bus seat belts bill off notice for year

Published May. 4 2017

Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, on Thursday took her mandatory school bus seat legislation off notice for further consideration this year.

Action on Tennessee's $37.1 billion budget left in limbo until Friday following House rebellion

Published May. 4 2017

Tennessee's $37.1 billion annual spending plan had been left in limbo after the House recessed until Friday following a rebellion...

Georgia governor approves carrying concealed guns on campus

Published May. 4 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday allowing people with permits to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses, praising GOP...

Corker votes against budget

Published May. 4 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, said he cast his vote today against the fiscal...

Tennessee lawmakers approve optional 'In God We Trust' tags

Published May. 4 2017

The House has given final approval to a bill that would allow Tennessee drivers to choose license plates with the...

Gov. Haslam faced with decision after Tennessee House passes bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks

Published May. 4 2017

A bill aimed at banning most abortions after 20 weeks is headed to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam after the state...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam's $37.1 billion budget to hit House, Senate floor today for final approval

Published May. 4 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed $37.1 billion annual spending plan heads to the state House and Senate floors today for what...

Tax change was key to landing tire plant in Tennessee

Published May. 4 2017

When the makers of Little Debbie snacks announced plans three years ago to boost their snack production with a plant...

Tennessee bill requires metal detectors for city, county gun bans

Published May. 3 2017

A gun rights push in Tennessee would give cities and counties an ultimatum: buy metal detectors, hire security guards and...


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Gay marriage plaintiff urges opposition to Tennessee bill

Published May. 3 2017

A legislative push to preserve the "natural and ordinary meaning" of words in Tennessee law prompted a visit to the...

House approves Tennessee needle-exchange programs to be run by nonprofit group

Published May. 3 2017

The state House today approved a bill allowing the operation of nonprofit groups interested in offering needle-exchange programs for opioid...

Tennessee passes sexting law allowing minors to be charged as juveniles

Published May. 3 2017

Minors who send sexually explicit photos to one another could face far less serious consequences than they do now, under...

Tennessee House sends 20-week abortion ban bill to governor

Published May. 3 2017

Following a sometimes-emotional debate, the Tennessee House today voted to send a proposed 20-week abortion ban law Republican Gov. Bill...

Finnish tire manufacturer to locate new 400-worker plant in Dayton, Tenn.

Published May. 3 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam and manufacturer Nokian Tyres say the Finland-based company will spend $360 million to build a tire-manufacturing facility...

Tennessee lawmakers could vote Thursday on spending bill

Published May. 3 2017

Tennessee legislative leaders hoped Wednesday to move the state's spending plan for the upcoming year out of House and Senate...

Outsourcing criticism might not slow governor's plans

Published May. 3 2017

A letter signed by a majority of state lawmakers urging Gov. Bill Haslam's administration to postpone a plan to outsource...

Plans for Oak Ridge expansion accelerating

Published May. 3 2017

From the empty space in the linear accelerator building to the giant mound of dirt out back, it's clear Oak...

House Democrats' leader takes first step to run for Georgia governor

Published May. 3 2017

Stacey Abrams took the first step toward a run for Georgia governor on Tuesday, filing paperwork to form a campaign...


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Corker on Trump: I do wish somebody would take his iPhone away from him

Published May. 2 2017

Top Senate Republicans are growing frustrated with President Donald Trump's tweets and having to answer questions about them.

Tennessee House OKs bill to let people use silencers on guns

Published May. 2 2017

The Tennessee House has cleared a bill that would let people use silencers on their guns.