Chattanooga legislators introduce 'Blue Lives Matter' bill

Published Jun. 27 2016

McCormick and Gardenhire, who are both Chattanooga Republicans, have a bill that would automatically elevate Class A and Class B...

Lt. Governor Ramsey appoints Senator Todd Gardenhire to higher education task force

Published Jun. 27 2016

Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) today appointed Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) to the Tennessee Higher Education Task Force.

Here's how the Supreme Court's abortion ruling could impact Tennessee

Published Jun. 27 2016

The Supreme Court has struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics in the court's biggest abortion case in...


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Rep. DesJarlais slams challenger Starrett as 'trust fund millionaire' [video]

Published Jun. 27 2016

Tennessee's 4th Congressional District Republican primary is firing up yet again, with incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais slamming challenger Grant Starrett...

Could Tennessee join fight to collect sales taxes from internet retailers?

Published Jun. 26 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam wants Tennessee to join a growing group of states seeking to force either Congress or the U.S....

Polk County, Tennessee congressional candidate wants to 'Make America White Again'

Published Jun. 22 2016

An Ocoee, Tenn., congressional candidate, who has ignited a furor with a billboard that says Make America White Again, says...

Alabama impeachment subcommittees to consider subpoenas, counsel

Published Jun. 22 2016

A legislative committee probing if there are grounds to impeach Gov. Robert Bentley has created subcommittees to review possible subpoenas...

Alabama justice denies telling judges to block gay marriages

Published Jun. 21 2016

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore stands accused of urging defiance against the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, but...

Court demands new look at race of jurors in 3 convictions

Published Jun. 21 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court says lower courts in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi must re-examine three convictions for evidence of racial...

UT Board to consider 2.2 percent tuition increase; lowest percentage hike in 30-plus years

Published Jun. 19 2016

University of Tennessee system President Joe DiPietro is recommending the board of trustees this week approve the lowest increases in...

Tennessee launches program to help disabled, families save tax-free for expenses

Published Jun. 19 2016

A new Tennessee program is now available to help people with qualified disabilities and their families or legal representatives save,...

Tennessee state legislator says he'll pay for handgun carry permits in wake of Orlando massacre

Published Jun. 16 2016

Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt says he'll buy handgun carry permits for the first five people who contact his office,...


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Haslam joins Corker, Alexander on concerns about Trump's post-massacre remarks about Muslims

Published Jun. 16 2016

Despite joining with fellow GOP governors this week for a face-to-face chat with Donald Trump, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says...

Republican hopeful's radio ad accuses Rep DesJarlais of trashing conservative talk radio host Mark Levin's ethics

Published Jun. 15 2016

Republican hopeful Grant Starrett has begun airing a radio spot in which his campaign charges incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais,...

Despite meeting with Trump, Haslam not yet ready to endorse Trump

Published Jun. 15 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam said today he still isn't ready to endorse Donald Trump despite his and other GOP governors' meeting...

Will Haslam endorse Trump?

Published Jun. 15 2016

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who at times has been critical of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, joined...

Nashville school board votes to sue Tennessee for education funding

Published Jun. 14 2016

The Metro Nashville Public Schools board will sue the state for its share of education funding, but its litigation will...

Haslam meets with Trump in New York

Published Jun. 14 2016

A spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Haslam says the Tennessee Republican and other GOP governors met today with with presumptive GOP...

Haslam office mum on Trump meeting with GOP governors

Published Jun. 14 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's office isn't saying whether Tennessee's chief executive is among GOP governors meeting Tuesday with presumptive GOP...

Haslam names Parker to head Tennessee prison system

Published Jun. 14 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam has tapped a veteran Tennessee prison official as the state's new commissioner of the Department of Correction.

Tennessee lawmakers trade shots on Twitter after Orlando massacre

Published Jun. 14 2016

Tennessee elected officials' reactions to Sunday's deadly mass shooting at an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub are mostly ranging — and...


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Tennessee lawmakers attempt to fix bill intended to deter gang-related criminal conduct

Published Jun. 13 2016

Tennessee lawmakers' April rewrite of a criminal gang sentence-enhancement law after the original statute was struck down in court has...

Tennessee revenues have surpassed estimates by $800 million so far this fiscal year

Published Jun. 13 2016

Tennessee reaped nearly $800 million more than budget estimates of tax collections during the first ten months of the fiscal...