NASHVILLE — Local lawmakers and Bradley County families of victims on Monday renewed their push for legislation boosting penalties for some categories of drunken drivers involved in fatal crashes.
When a handful of political groups fought to recall former Mayor Ron Littlefield in 2010, their reasons varied — some were unhappy that he raised property taxes and others bitter over a hike in sewer rates.
Members of a state House committee that followed up last year on a TBI investigation of 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb expected legislative charges against Bebb and possible removal when the General Assembly convened in January.
Local state senators and representatives have gone back to the drawing board on legislation they say is crucial for the survival of Erlanger Health Services.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s fines for driving without a seat belt would more than double under a Haslam administration bill that Safety Department officials say is needed to cut the death toll on Tennessee highways.
NASHVILLE — Rep. Richard Floyd says he is sponsoring a resolution condemning the University of Tennessee's "Sex Week" because "people in my district are fed up with the perversion."
NASHVILLE — Sen. Mike Bell on Tuesday shelved his bill aimed at protecting wedding-related business from lawsuits for refusing service to same-sex couples if it violates owners’ religious beliefs.
ATLANTA — Schools in Georgia could allow teachers to carry firearms while others with licenses could take their guns into houses of worship, more bars and government offices under a plan adopted Tuesday by House lawmakers.
Is Georgia's bid to tap the Tennessee River a bluff?
NASHVILLE — Two Tennessee lawmakers have proposed a bill that would protect wedding-related businesses from lawsuits if they refuse to provide services based on religious beliefs.
Gov. Bill Haslam said he hopes to start discussions as early as this week with Volkswagen about a new incentive package to help the manufacturer settle on the Chattanooga plant to produce a new line of SUVs.
Leaders of the United Auto Workers union, who claimed to have majority support from Volkswagen employees in Chattanooga last year, said they appear to have lost some of their support this week when Tennessee Republican leaders suggested that the union might limit chances for a plant expansion and make the GOP-controlled Legislature less willing to help the German auto maker expand.
NASHVILLE — State House Speaker Beth Harwell says she and fellow Republican representatives will seek to strike a balance on a just-passed Senate bill stripping Tennessee cities and counties of authority to ban guns from local parks, playgrounds and ball fields.
NASHVILLE — Despite opposition from some members of his own party, Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, on Wednesday persuaded a key panel to approve his bill allowing U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants living in Tennessee to attend public colleges paying in-state tuition rates.
In what some call the most significant American labor election in decades, Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant employees are slated to start casting ballots today in a vote that could dramatically shift the union playing field in the region.