Haslam bill toughening fraud enforcement, increasing welfare benefits returns to House floor after rocky start

Published Apr. 8 2018

Legislative supporters hope this week to get back on track a Haslam administration bill that toughens fraud enforcement in the...

Corker says withdrawing from Syria now would be 'major disaster'

Published Apr. 7 2018

Pulling U.S. troops out of Syria as President Donald Trump said this week he is inclined to do could undermine...

Sen. Corker says not seeking re-election was 'difficult' but 'the right decision'

Published Apr. 6 2018

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said today it's still too early to read too much into a new poll showing...

Well-known unconventional hopefuls running for Tennessee governor

Published Apr. 6 2018

Tennessee's better-known Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates could face a quartet of nationally famous, unconventional hopefuls who are running for...

Resolution to declare God as source of liberty advances to Tennessee Senate

Published Apr. 6 2018

A resolution that would change the Tennessee Constitution to say that God is the source of liberty for the state's...

Broadband funding is in the works for rural communities in Georgia

Published Apr. 6 2018

A program is now in place to bring fast internet to hard-to-reach rural communities in Georgia. Now, lawmakers just have...

Alabama Gov. Ivey to skip upcoming gubernatorial debates

Published Apr. 6 2018

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will not attend upcoming debates in the race for governor, drawing criticism from her rivals as...

Joe Biden to headline Phil Bredesen U.S. Senate campaign fundraiser in Nashville

Published Apr. 6 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to headline a fundraiser for former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen's Democratic bid for...

Tennessee forfeiture law reform bill on its way to Gov. Haslam

Published Apr. 5 2018

A bill putting new restrictions on Tennessee law enforcement officials' ability to confiscate cash, vehicles and other property is headed...

MTSU poll: Bredesen leads Blackburn in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race

Published Apr. 5 2018

Democrat Phil Bredesen holds a 10 percentage- point lead over Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race,...

Alexander endorses Blackburn in Senate GOP primary

Published Apr. 5 2018

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., announced Thursday he is backing U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the GOP primary contest to...

Tennessee Senate expected to take up bill today limiting police use of civil asset forfeiture

Published Apr. 5 2018

Tennessee representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation proponents say will provide new safeguards on law enforcement's power to confiscate cash,...

Robert Bentley grand jury ends with request to boost Alabama ethics law

Published Apr. 5 2018

A grand jury on Wednesday closed an investigation surrounding former Gov. Robert Bentley and others without any indictments, but called...

Tennessee Senate sends final version of UT system board overhaul to Gov. Haslam

Published Apr. 4 2018

Gov. Bill Haslam's controversial overhaul of the University of Tennessee system's board of trustees was given final approval this morning...

Bump stock ban proposal fails in Tennessee

Published Apr. 4 2018

An effort by Democratic lawmakers to ban bump stocks in Tennessee has failed.

$2 entry tax on going to Tennessee strip clubs heads to governor

Published Apr. 4 2018

A bill creating a $2 tax on patrons going to Tennessee strip clubs is headed to the governor for his...

Critics cheer demise of controversial Tennessee bill to arm teachers

Published Apr. 4 2018

Critics are welcoming the demise of a controversial measure that would have allowed Tennessee school systems to arm some willing,...

State's senior senator says Trump's tariffs are likely to hurt Tennessee

Published Apr. 4 2018

As one of the leading states for attracting foreign direct investment and boosting its foreign exports, Tennessee likely will be...

Sen. Alexander: Bill could be 'most important piece of legislation for national parks in decades'

Published Apr. 3 2018

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., hopes to have the National Park Restoration Act approved this year, saying it could wipe out...

Tennessee bill on defense of school bathroom policy fails

Published Apr. 3 2018

A Tennessee bill that would have required the state attorney general's office to defend local school districts over their bathroom...

Tennessee Legislature: Medical pot bill dead for year

Published Apr. 3 2018

A Tennessee legislative effort to legalize medical marijuana is dead for the year.


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Tennessee House leaders nix resolution urging Haslam to shun Georgia efforts to renew boundary fight [document]

Published Apr. 3 2018

Top state House leaders Tuesday pulled the plug on a resolution that urged Gov. Bill Haslam not to participate in...

Bill to arm teachers dies in Tennessee House committee

Published Apr. 3 2018

A bill that would have allowed Tennessee school systems to arm willing staff and teachers failed in the House Education...