State Politics

Last year, activists helping to sign people up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act were in new territory. Little was known about who would actually sign up for the newly available coverage, or how best to reach them.

Chattanooga's City Council meeting Tuesday went along without much fuss. Every resolution and ordinance was passed without discussion.

Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann is "evaluating options" about a debate with Democratic challenger Mary Headrick, a campaign spokesman said.

For many Tennesseans struggling to get Medicaid coverage this year, a federal judge's decision appeared to signal an end to a months-long limbo.

Legislation to lower students' interest rate on college debt doesn't see light of day

Sen. Alexander dismisses Democrat's proposal as 'political stunt'

Adara Joiner is one of the lucky ones.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron said Saturday he's "heavily disappointed" the state Supreme Court didn't reappoint Democrat Bob Cooper as state attorney general, and he revealed the party spent $300,000 to help save the three Democratic justices on the retention ballot.

NASHVILLE — Newly appointed state Attorney General Herbert Slatery, who last week became only the second Republican in Tennessee history to hold the post, fully embraces the unusual process in which the state Supreme Court names the state's top lawyer.

NASHVILLE — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gordon Ball on Saturday defended his support of gun rights from an NRA attack and lightheartedly challenged Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander to a “duel” of sorts, since he said Alexander won’t agree to a traditional debate.

NASHVILLE — While Gov. Bill Haslam is keeping the door open to an expansion of the public prekindergarten program in Tennessee, any such move would remain a tough sell among some fellow Republicans in the Legislature.

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NASHVILLE — U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Gordon Ball is fighting back against his "F" rating by the National Rifle Association, accusing the powerful gun-rights group of putting out a "hit piece" on him without even contacting him.

NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is trying to hit the reset button on the debate over Tennessee's controversial Common Core standards after state lawmakers last spring forced him to back off plans to use one group's assessments and bid out development of new tests.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam today sought to punch the reset button on Tennessee's controversial Common Core student testing standards at an "education summit" attended by state lawmakers, educators and business leaders.

NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has sworn in newly elected Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee.

NASHVILLE — State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has a way of turning spectacular failures into soaring victories.

NASHVILLE — Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey may have lost at the ballot box in his efforts to defeat three Democratic Supreme Court justices, but he wound up Monday with a history-shattering consolation prize.

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