Tennessee courts will make it easier to wipe criminal records

Published Apr. 12 2016

Tennessee courts are going to make it easier for people who have been arrested but never convicted of a crime...

Haslam, Harwell to make health care announcement

Published Apr. 12 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell are making a health care announcement...

Democrats call on Haslam to veto government employee lawsuit bill

Published Apr. 12 2016

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Democratic lawmakers today urged Gov. Bill Haslam to veto legislation that critcs say could discourage people filing...

Student transgender bathroom bill delayed in TN Senate panel

Published Apr. 12 2016

NASHVILLE - The Senate sponsor of a transgender student bathroom bill today asked Finance Committee members to delay acting on...

Tennessee attorney general says transgender bathroom bill could be costly

Published Apr. 11 2016

Tennessee's public schools and colleges risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding if a transgender bathroom bill...

Bill that would let therapists reject gay clients heads to Tennessee Gov. Haslam

Published Apr. 11 2016

Tennessee mental health therapists and counselors could turn away gay patients because of 'sincerely held principles' under a bill now...

Prosecutors file evidence notice in Hubbard ethics case

Published Apr. 11 2016

State prosecutors plan to raise other accusations against Speaker Mike Hubbard during his ethics trial next month, according to a...

Education budget heads to Alabama Senate

Published Apr. 11 2016

State senators are expected to debate a proposed education budget this week that could give a pay raise to most...

Tennessee Department of Children's Services finally meets goals of long-running suit

Published Apr. 11 2016

After 15 years of federal oversight, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services has finally met all of the goals set...

UPDATED: Gay rights' advocates call on Nashville country music label heads to denounce TN bills targeting LGBT community

Published Apr. 11 2016

NASHVILLE - Gay rights advocates hope to amp up pressure on Tennessee Republican lawmakers and the country music industry today...

Proposed bill could make it easier for hospitals to upgrade without state approval

Published Apr. 11 2016

Tennessee hospitals will be able to add beds, remodel and expand buildings, and buy new medical equipment — up to...

Transgender bathroom bill draws both ire, praise across Tennessee

Published Apr. 8 2016

The head of a conservative religious group calls it a "miracle" that a state House panel resurrected and passed a...

House plans committee to probe merits of impeaching Alabama governor [audio/video]

Published Apr. 7 2016

Alabama legislators plan to set up a committee to probe the merits of impeaching Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, who has...

Tennessee House speaker exiles Durham over 'continuing risk' to women

Published Apr. 7 2016

A Tennessee lawmaker is effectively being quarantined from lawmakers, lobbyists and interns after the state's attorney general determined that he...

Official: Sewage leak into Tennessee creek stopped

Published Apr. 7 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Tennessee say a sewage leak that led to a major fish kill and high...

Gov. Haslam names Wendy Long as new TennCare director

Published Apr. 7 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has named Wendy Long as the state's new TennCare director.

House-passed counseling bill exposes bitter divide between Republicans and Democrats

Published Apr. 7 2016

After rollicking debate Wednesday, House lawmakers passed a bill saying Tennessee-based therapists could refuse to serve gay and other clients...

Fantasy sports betting is illegal in Tennessee, attorney general says

Published Apr. 6 2016

Tennessee's attorney general, Herbert Slatery, issued an opinion on Tuesday that fantasy sports contests were illegal gambling under state law....

Hamilton County sewer authority bill passes House

Published Apr. 6 2016

NASHVILLE - The state House today approved legislation blocking the Hamilton County sewer authority from continuing to hit up property...

Bill that would allow therapists to reject gay clients passes Tennessee House

Published Apr. 6 2016

The Tennessee House today approved a bill that would allow counselors and therapists with sincerely held personal beliefs to reject...

Faith-based group objects to Tennessee bill that would let therapists reject gay clients

Published Apr. 6 2016

A group of Tennessee therapists and counselors with religious backgrounds expressed strong opposition Tuesday to a bill scheduled for state...

Alabama lawmaker moves to impeach Gov. Bentley in wake of scandal [audio/video]

Published Apr. 6 2016

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley was hit Tuesday with a longshot impeachment effort in the wake of a scandal involving a...

Abortion rights advocates ask federal judge to toss out Tennessee constitutional change

Published Apr. 5 2016

Abortion rights supporters on Tuesday asked a federal judge to toss out a 2014 constitutional amendment that made it easier...