Sen. Corker says Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is 'an outstanding choice' [video]

Published Feb. 2 2017

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., met with President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Republican Neil Gorsuch, and says he will strongly...

Tennessee lawmakers trade ideas on how to fund transportation improvements

Published Feb. 2 2017

Two top House Republican leaders on Wednesday countered Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed gas tax increases with an alternative plan that...

Haslam, Favors push dueling safety bills following fatal Chattanooga school bus crash

Published Feb. 1 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam and Rep. JoAnne Favors have dueling approaches to address safety concerns following the Nov. 21 crash of...


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Two GOP leaders propose alternative to Haslam's gas tax plan

Published Feb. 1 2017

Two top House Republican leaders today countered Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed gas tax increases for better roads with an alternative...

Haslam makes broadband pitch to state Electric Cooperative Association

Published Feb. 1 2017

One day after Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam pitched lawmakers on the need for increased access to broadband internet service in...

Tennessee bill could require 'alien' on non-citizen ID cards

Published Feb. 1 2017

A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the state Department of Safety to put 'alien' or 'non-U.S....

Governor to detractors of gas tax hike: 'Show me the math'

Published Feb. 1 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday issued a challenge to lawmakers seeking alternatives to his proposal to hike the state's...

Travel ban popular in Trump's strongest Tennessee county

Published Feb. 1 2017

One of the common posts that shot across social media after President Trump targeted seven predominantly Muslim nations for a...

Tennessee senator taking heat for saying State of the State protesters were paid

Published Feb. 1 2017

A Republican state senator is catching some grief for alleging that "several" protesters present for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's State...

Officials praise Gov. Haslam's plan to extend free community college to older adults [video]

Published Jan. 31 2017

Incoming Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings is praising Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend Tennessee's existing free tuition...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam hypes free college education, gas tax in State of the State [video]

Published Jan. 31 2017

With the state flush with new general government revenues, Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday night unveiled a $37 billion annual...

Chattanooga-area projects are part of Gov. Haslam's spending plan

Published Jan. 31 2017

Chattanooga's Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute and Harrison Bay State Park's marina are among dozens of state facilities that would...

Read the full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's State of the State address

Published Jan. 31 2017

Here is the full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam proposes tuition-free community college education for adults [video]

Published Jan. 30 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam proposed Monday to make Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer tuition-free community college education...

Gov. Haslam to call for state spending on education and pensions, gas tax increase and cuts to other taxes

Published Jan. 30 2017

With Tennessee's government flush with new money, Gov. Bill Haslam says he will lay out a 'thoughtful' approach in tonight's...

Haslam to deliver annual State of the State address Monday

Published Jan. 30 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to give his annual State of the State address to a joint convention of...

Haslam to address gas tax, state budget plan during Monday's State of the State

Published Jan. 29 2017

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's State of the State address Monday will lay out an ambitious agenda that includes selling skeptics...

Trump's idea of private financing for roads may hit pothole in debt-free Tennessee

Published Jan. 28 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam says he and President Donald Trump are '100 percent on the same page' for the need for...

Tennessee Board of Regents selects search committee for new Chattanooga State president

Published Jan. 27 2017

The Tennessee Board of Regents moved forward on its selection of a new president for Chattanooga State Community College on...

Tennessee House speaker creates panel on opioid 'epidemic'; Rep. Favors appointed

Published Jan. 27 2017

State House Speaker Beth Harwell announced Friday she has created a new, seven-member legislative task force on opioid and prescription...

Aide rejects talk of Sen. Alexander not running in 2020, rumor of Peyton Manning trying to succeed him

Published Jan. 27 2017

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's top aide as well as a long-time Alexander political adviser are pushing back against talk...

EPB will remain largely inside its fence under Haslam's proposed rural broadband initiative

Published Jan. 27 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled plans Wednesday to expand internet broadband service into rural Tennessee, but his proposal won't completely tear...

Haslam snubs EPB with broadband expansion plan that won't include city-owned utilities

Published Jan. 26 2017

Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a plan to expand broadband into underserved rural areas today.