Tennessee House votes to oust Durham

Published Sep. 13 2016

Reporter Andy Sher is live-tweeting the TN House session expected to take up a motion to expel Rep. Jeremy Durham.

Tennessee state Rep. Susan Lynn to lead today's effort to oust colleague Durham

Published Sep. 13 2016

Today could prove to be the last day that embattled Tennessee Rep. Jeremy Durham holds public office.

Alabama agrees to changes for inmates with disabilities

Published Sep. 13 2016

A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a lawsuit settlement regarding how inmates with disabilities are housed in...

Jeremy Durham says efforts to oust him from Tennessee House are unfair

Published Sep. 12 2016

With his fellow Tennessee legislative colleagues set to consider expelling him from office, embattled Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, is maintaining...

TN House leaders push for Durham ouster under rarely used constitutional provision

Published Sep. 11 2016

Tennessee legislators convene Monday for a special session to clean up a problem they created last spring when they passed...

House Speaker Harwell attacked by dog while canvassing door to door for votes

Published Sep. 10 2016

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell this week got an up-close and painful introduction to an occupational hazard perhaps better known...

State Rep. Joe Armstrong quits while facing ouster from House colleagues

Published Sep. 9 2016

State Rep. Joe Armstrong today informed Gov. Bill Haslam and legislative leaders that he is resigning from the Tennessee House...

Rep. Durham likens ouster effort to 'medieval beheading'

Published Sep. 8 2016

The Republican state House member who faces a likely expulsion vote in next week's special legislative session says he will...

Speaker Harwell thinks House votes are there to oust Rep. Durham

Published Sep. 8 2016

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell said Thursday she believes there are sufficient votes in the House to expel embattled Rep....

McCormick tells Durham and Armstrong to 'go out with some dignity'

Published Sep. 8 2016

Next week's special session of the Tennessee General Assembly began as an effort to fix a state DUI law foulup,...

Tennessee lawmakers could expel Rep. Durham during special session on DUI law foulup

Published Sep. 7 2016

Next week's special legislative session to fix a state DUI law foulup could also feature an attempt to expel embattled...

Alabama lawmakers try to break deadlock on oil spill funds

Published Sep. 7 2016

A conference committee will try Wednesday to break a legislative deadlock on how to use settlement money Alabama will receive...

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...