Gov. Haslam's transportation funding bill left spinning in Tennessee House panel

Published Mar. 8 2017

House Transportation Committee members fought Tuesday over funding of Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation improvements bill and fretted over potential second-guessing...

Some frustrated as Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley impeachment probe remains paused

Published Mar. 7 2017

The impeachment investigation of Gov. Robert Bentley will remain paused— at least for now — but only after some House...

Tennessee attorney general says proposed Fall Creek Falls privatization process legal

Published Mar. 7 2017

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in a new legal opinion that the state's proposed privatization of operations at Fall...

State auditors say Sequatchie County violated credit card usage policy

Published Mar. 7 2017

About one in six credit card transactions in Sequatchie County government violated the county's credit card usage policy, creating a...

Tennessee lawmakers pass anti-porn resolution, citing "public health crisis"

Published Mar. 7 2017

A joint resolution in the Tennessee General Assembly condemning pornography as a "public health crisis" that is making men less...

Haslam transportation plan clears Senate panel short a load of funding

Published Mar. 7 2017

A Senate Transportation subcommittee unanimously approved Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed road improvement plan but without his recommended gas and diesel...

Auditor sues Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley over Senate appointment

Published Mar. 6 2017

Alabama's state auditor has filed suit against Gov. Robert Bentley over his appointment of Luther Strange to the Senate seat...

Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd announces bid for Tennessee governor

Published Mar. 6 2017

Former Tennessee Economic Development Commissioner Randy Boyd is running for governor in 2018, joining what is expected to be a...

Former Sen. Douglas Henry, longest-serving Tennessee lawmaker, dies

Published Mar. 6 2017

Former Sen. Douglas Henry, a larger-than-life former state lawmaker with the longest tenure in the history of the Tennessee General...

Tennessee civil asset forfeiture law is under legislative microscope

Published Mar. 5 2017

Legislative critics of Tennessee's civil asset seizure law are renewing their push to alter the statute, which allows police to...

Advocates keep a close eye as Tennessee lawmakers mull public records bills

Published Mar. 5 2017

At a recent panel discussion hosted by the Tennessee Press Association, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and House Speaker Beth Harwell...

Education, opioids are top issues as Georgia lawmakers pass deadline

Published Mar. 4 2017

Struggling schools, opioid addiction and the state's medical marijuana program appear likely to dominate the rest of Georgia's legislative session.

Georgia House backs bill allowing guns on college campuses

Published Mar. 4 2017

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal's forceful veto last year, Georgia's House approved another bill on Friday that would allow licensed gun...

UT trustees OK $375,000 in administrator bonuses

Published Mar. 4 2017

University of Tennessee trustees gave initial approval to pay out nearly $375,000 in bonuses to its seven top administrators Friday,...

Georgia lawmakers pass bills on gun rights, delay debate on casinos

Published Mar. 3 2017

Georgia lawmakers passed dozens of bills Friday, rushing to meet a key deadline for the 40-day session.

Senate speaker says building commission will retain control over new Fall Creek Falls inn work

Published Mar. 3 2017

Haslam administration officials will have to take a retooled version of their proposed plan to privatize Fall Creek Falls State...

TN Attorney General: Fetal-hearbeat abortion bill 'constitutionally suspect'

Published Mar. 2 2017

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in a new legal opinion that a bill seeking to outlaw abortions if a...

Tennessee postpones deadline for companies' Fall Creek Falls outsource plans

Published Mar. 2 2017

Amid rising questions from critics, the Haslam administration abruptly postponed today's deadline for private companies interested in running Fall Creek...

Haslam transportation bill maneuver leaves opponents in its exhaust

Published Mar. 2 2017

Supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation funding bill zigzagged past opponents in a key House panel Wednesday and emerged with...

Haslam gas tax plan survives key House vote

Published Mar. 1 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's sweeping transportation funding proposal has survived a key vote in the state House but without a...

Haslam administration postpones Fall Creek Falls State Park's deadline for would-be hospitality services outsourcing

Published Mar. 1 2017

The Haslam administration has abruptly postponed a Thursday deadline for companies interested in running Fall Creek Falls State Park responding...


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Haslam concedes difficulty of getting 33 GOP governors to agree on Obamacare replace and repeal

Published Mar. 1 2017

With President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans set on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam...

State Sen. Bell: Tennessee lawmakers should consider travel boycott of California

Published Mar. 1 2017

Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, says state lawmakers should weigh boycotting next year's National Conference of State Legislatures in California as...