TN Legislature votes to phase out Hall Income Tax

Published Apr. 22 2016

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee lawmakers today voted to phase out the state's 6 percent Hall Income Tax on interest and some...

Sen. Gardenhire key in lawmakers' decision to suspend UT diversity funding for one year

Published Apr. 22 2016

Tennessee lawmakers voted Thursday to strip next year's state funding for UT-Knoxville's Office for Diversity and Inclusion and divert the...

Hamilton County sewer authority could see major changes

Published Apr. 22 2016

Hamilton County officials are exploring possible changes to the county's troubled sewer authority that apparently could include partnering with the...

Tennessee lawmakers pass scaled-down bill to defund UT diversity office

Published Apr. 21 2016

State lawmakers today took final action on a bill defunding the University of Tennessee's Office for Diversity and Inclusion, adopting...

House attempt to override Haslam veto of Bible bill fails

Published Apr. 20 2016

An effort failed today in the Tennessee House to override Gov. Bill Haslam's veto of a bill that sought to...

Tennessee lawmakers to vote on override of Bible bill veto

Published Apr. 20 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on an effort to override Gov. Bill Haslam's veto...

Tennessee GOP lawmakers say city officials should focus on gang violence, not bathroom bill

Published Apr. 20 2016

Three state Republican lawmakers from Hamilton County on Tuesday lambasted Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce officials for jumping into the...

Clock could run out on efforts to defund UT diversity office

Published Apr. 20 2016

Opposing approaches could sink a legislative effort to defund the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee.

Senate OKs bill to allow gun carry on Tennessee campuses

Published Apr. 20 2016

The state Senate on Tuesday voted to allow faculty and workers with handgun carry permits to be armed on the...

Proponents blame Tennessee Gov. Haslam for demise of transgender student bathroom bill

Published Apr. 19 2016

A controversial transgender student bathroom bill died Monday in the Tennessee House of Representatives after the sponsor pulled the measure,...

Tennessee Legislature passes online voter registration bill

Published Apr. 19 2016

The General Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that would allow Tennesseans to register to vote online.

McCormick denounces Chattanooga Chamber's opposition to bathroom bill, silence on 'full-fledged gang warfare'

Published Apr. 19 2016

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick denounced Chattanooga business leaders on the floor today and accused them of sending a letter...

Tennessee House approves Fantasy Sports Tax Act

Published Apr. 19 2016

Tennessee's Legislature is close to passing a bill that would make clear that fantasy sports betting is legal, but would...

Some Tennessee lawmakers reluctant to veto Haslam's Bible bill veto

Published Apr. 19 2016

Some Tennessee House members who voted yes last year on a bill making the Holy Bible Tennessee government's official book...

Tennessee House passes resolution directing state to sue over refugee resettlement

Published Apr. 19 2016

A resolution that would order Tennessee to sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program passed Monday in the...

Tennessee's transgender student bathroom bill is dead for the year

Published Apr. 18 2016

A controversial transgender student bill is dead in the Tennessee House.

Four proposed amendments to Tennessee's Constitution bite the dust

Published Apr. 18 2016

Four proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution died in a House panel today, including one that sought to include language...

TN conservative pastors rally, pray in support of transgender student bathroom bill

Published Apr. 18 2016

NASHVILLE - Conservative pastors rallied and prayed today in support of a controversial transgender student bathroom bill with Family Action...

Personal loans inflate campaign earnings for this Congressional candidate

Published Apr. 18 2016

While 4th Congressional District candidate Grant Starrett is touting the $313,000 he's raised this year for his GOP primary bid...

God, sex and bathrooms on Tennessee lawmakers' minds

Published Apr. 17 2016

Tennessee lawmakers hurrying to wind up their annual session have a full plate this week: God, guns, gambling, sex, school...

GOP sponsors of Tennessee Bible bill seek to overturn fellow Republican Haslam's veto

Published Apr. 15 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday vetoed a controversial bill that sought to make the Holy Bible the official book...

Tennessee House OKs $34.9 billion budget, sends it to Gov. Haslam

Published Apr. 14 2016

The Tennessee House today gave final approval to the state's nearly $35 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2015, sending...

Tennessee Rep. Carter pulls bill restricting gas tax use for greenways, bike lanes

Published Apr. 14 2016

A controversial legislative bill restricting Tennessee cities and counties' use of gas taxes for parks, greenways, bike lanes and similar...