NASHVILLE — An effort by House Republican leaders to put state lawmakers, candidates and party caucuses effectively on an honor system for reporting direct corporate campaign contributions melted down on the floor Wednesday amid charges it would invite corruption.
The age of consent is 16 in Georgia.
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee state Senate on Wednesday refused to go along with the House version of a liquor distillery bill, with members raising objections to several provisions.
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee House has approved a proposal that caps enrollment in virtual schools.
NASHVILLE — People who shoot video or take photographs of animal cruelty will have to submit the material to law enforcement within 48 hours or face being charged with a crime under a bill approved by the Senate on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., once spearheaded a bill to curb abortions in Washington, D.C. U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., says he votes "to help protect the sanctity of life."
NASHVILLE — U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., finds himself behind a financial eight-ball in his 2014 re-election effort, raising just $104,474 during the first three months of this year, according to his latest disclosure filed Monday.
NASHVILLE — State House debate on a bill that would allow whiskey distilleries in previously excluded places like Chattanooga sometimes took on the nature of an old-time bar room brawl before finally passing Monday night.
After its fifth round in the Tennessee General Assembly, a bill to make cockfighting a felony in Tennessee once again is lying limp in the ring.
NASHVILLE — City annexations across most of Tennessee, including current efforts by Collegedale, would be stopped dead in their tracks for up to 27 months under bills scheduled for final consideration this week in the General Assembly.
NASHVILLE — Republican state Sen. Jim Tracy's congressional campaign says the Shelbyville lawmaker raised nearly $436,485 during the first quarter in his bid to oust "scandal-ridden" U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., in the 2014 primary.
NASHVILLE — As he leaves office Monday, Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield faces a final defeat, his effort to persuade the state Legislature to toughen Tennessee's anti-gang laws.
NASHVILLE — With state lawmakers hoping to adjourn next week or soon after, House Speaker Beth Harwell said Wednesday that House members may not have time to take action regarding 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb if they decide it's needed.
NASHVILLE — Senate Judiciary Committee members on Thursday directed the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to let them view files of the agency's probe into allegations involving 10th District Attorney Steve Bebb of Cleveland.
WASHINGTON — It’s basically a no-brainer: $200,000 in campaign contributions for an exploratory congressional bid is a boatload of cash.