Tennessee appoints commission to review Title IX programs

Published Sep. 6 2016

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has announced the members of a special independent commission to review the Title IX...

Former Knoxville mayor slams 'half-baked disclosure' of state museum donors

Published Sep. 6 2016

Though a recent state attorney general opinion says donors to a $40 million fundraising campaign for the Tennessee State Museum...

Tennessee finance chief asks department heads to cut spending

Published Sep. 6 2016

Despite a growing government budget surplus in Tennessee, Finance Commissioner Larry Martin has asked all department chiefs to submit proposals...

With lottery dead, Alabama lawmakers focus on oil spill funds

Published Sep. 5 2016

Alabama lawmakers will focus on legislation dividing the state's nearly $1 billion in oil spill settlement money when they resume...

Haslam personally leading search for head of Tennessee's largest college system

Published Sep. 4 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam says he is personally leading the search for a new head of the state's largest college system...

Bob Corker hosting fundraisers for U.S. Senate candidates

Published Sep. 3 2016

The Chattanooga senator is sponsoring two political fundraisers for embattled out-of-state incumbents.

North Carolina transgender bathroom trial being pushed back

Published Sep. 2 2016

A lawyer says that a trial over a North Carolina law governing transgender restroom access is being pushed back by...

Gov. Haslam to call special session of Tennessee General Assembly to repeal new DUI law

Published Sep. 2 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam says he will have to call a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to repeal a...

Trying to protect Senate GOP majority, Corker hosting two fundraisers

Published Sep. 2 2016

Fretting over the possibility of U.S. Senate Republicans losing their majority in Washington, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker,...

Lottery kicks off new fiscal year in Tennessee with soaring ticket sales

Published Sep. 2 2016

Tennessee Education Lottery officials say ticket sales soared by record-breaking amounts during first two months of the new fiscal year...

Agency chief apologizes for unannounced test of Tennessee's emergency notification system

Published Sep. 1 2016

Were you rattled this morning by Tennessee's unannounced test of its statewide emergency alert system over your smart phone or...

Tennessee State Museum chief retiring with title of 'executive director emeritus'

Published Sep. 1 2016

After 35 years as head of the Tennessee State Museum, Lois Riggins-Ezzell will step down as the institution's executive director...

House Democrats blame Speaker Harwell for state's potential $60 million loss

Published Sep. 1 2016

Tennessee Democrats charged Wednesday that policies initiated by Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell after the GOP took control of the...

Democrats want review of Tennessee's OK of double-digit hikes on Obamacare exchange

Published Aug. 31 2016

Two Tennessee Democratic lawmakers want GOP majority colleagues to hold a special hearing on why state Commerce and Insurance Commissioner...

FCC won't appeal ruling upholding state limits on EPB broadband

Published Aug. 31 2016

The Federal Communications Commission says it won't appeal a federal court's ruling that killed the agency's effort to lift Tennessee...

Tennessee seeks to avert $60 million loss of federal road fund over new DUI law

Published Aug. 30 2016

A legal clock continued ticking this week as Haslam administration officials worked to avert an expected loss of $60 million...

Official: Rep. Durham's campaign invested in company of GOP donor

Published Aug. 30 2016

Rep. Jeremy Durham invested money from his campaign, his political action committee and his personal bank accounts into the company...

Alabama Gov. Bentley appeals refugee lawsuit dismissal

Published Aug. 30 2016

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday appealed the dismissal of the state's lawsuit against the federal government over refugee placement.

Haslam 'not a fan' of lifting pot penalties

Published Aug. 29 2016

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said he doesn't approve of efforts by city council members in Nashville and Memphis to...

Some states still cling to corporal punishment

Published Aug. 29 2016

Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal's office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Ga., paid...

Haslam says presidential candidates aren't talking enough about education

Published Aug. 25 2016

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that the presidential candidates aren't talking enough about education, despite the issue being what...


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Alabama lottery bill stalls in House, won't make it on Nov. 8 ballot

Published Aug. 24 2016

A proposed state lottery will not be on the November ballot after opponents used a procedural rule to block a...

As rates soar, Tennessee insurers and regulators say Obamacare proving too risky, costly

Published Aug. 24 2016

The price of individual health insurance coverage will increase next year by a record amount in Tennessee after state regulators...