Haslam allows bill stripping UT diversity office of funding to become law

Published May. 20 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam today allowed a bill stripping the University of Tennessee's diversity office of one year's funding to become...

Gardenhire says he won't mind if Haslam vetoes UT diversity office bill today

Published May. 20 2016

Sen. Todd Gardenhire says he'll be fine with whatever choice Gov. Bill Haslam makes today on the Chattanooga Republican's bill...

Poll shows voters dislike Haslam building outsourcing, remain open to possible gas tax hike for roads

Published May. 20 2016

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has a nine-point lead in Tennessee over Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Vanderbilt...

Pro-nuclear GOP senator urges Tennessee to reject wind farm

Published May. 19 2016

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is urging his fellow Tennesseans to oppose what he calls an "unsightly" wind farm near...

Corker, Alexander criticize Obama over transgender bathroom decree

Published May. 19 2016

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has joined with U.S. 25 other Senate Republicans to criticize the Obama administration's decision to...

ACLU of Tennessee files federal complaint over school district's transgender bathroom policies

Published May. 19 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee says it filed a federal complaint against Sumner County schools, saying the Middle...

Vanderbilt poll: Trump leads Clinton in Tennessee

Published May. 19 2016

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has a nine-point lead in Tennessee over Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to the results of...

Haslam reluctant to sue Obama administration

Published May. 19 2016

With some state Republican lawmakers clamoring for a special session to direct Tennessee to sue the Obama administration over its...

New leader named for Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Published May. 18 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday named a top Ohio official as director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

TN GOP lawmakers urge Attorney General Slatery to challenge Obama on transgender student bathroom issue

Published May. 17 2016

A group of Republican state lawmakers are calling on Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery to challenge the Obama administration's legal...

Georgia governor blasts Obama's transgender student order

Published May. 17 2016

Georgia's governor and other statewide leaders on Tuesday criticized the Obama administration's recent directive on transgender students as an abuse...

State senators support lawsuit over Obama's transgender bathroom decree

Published May. 16 2016

Twenty-six out of 28 members of Tennessee's GOP-run Senate on Monday called on Gov. Bill Haslam to file a lawsuit...

Jury being selected for indicted Alabama GOP House speaker

Published May. 16 2016

Jury selection began Monday in the corruption trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who is charged with violating the...

Tennessee Gov. Haslam calls Obama's transgender directive 'heavy handed'

Published May. 16 2016

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday denounced as 'heavy handed' President Barack Obama's directive that public schools must allow transgender...

Officials approve pre-planning for UTC football training facility

Published May. 15 2016

State officials have given UTC the go-ahead to begin pre-planning an $18.5 million football/athletic training facility.

Alexander tells Obama officials to keep nose out of transgender bathroom issue

Published May. 13 2016

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today criticized the Obama administration's decision to issue guidance to the nation's public schools that...

Ron Ramsey, key figure in Tennessee GOP boom, takes victory lap before retirement

Published May. 13 2016

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, a driving force in the Republican boom in Tennessee, is taking a final victory lap before...

Speakers of Tennessee House and Senate expect no more vetoes

Published May. 12 2016

The speakers of the Tennessee House and Senate say they don't expect any more vetoes from fellow Republican Gov. Bill...

TN Republican leaders don't expect Gov. Haslam to veto trio of controversial measures

Published May. 12 2016

Tennessee's Republican House and Senate speakers say they don't anticipate Gov. Bill Haslam vetoing a trio of controversial measures that...

No sign of new LGBT counseling law backlash in Chattanooga as Nashville faces blowback

Published May. 12 2016

While Nashville has now seen a second group cancel its planned national convention next year over Tennessee's new law letting...

Another organization cancels Tennessee convention over state's therapist law

Published May. 11 2016

A second organization has canceled a convention scheduled for Nashville next year because of a new law in Tennessee opposed...


Tennessee officials find clever way to save money on Highway Patrol's black-and-cream cruisers

Published May. 11 2016

State officials figure they can save nearly $300,000 a year on Tennessee's distinctive black-and-cream colored Highway Patrol vehicles.

Tennessee experiences backlash from new LGBT counseling law

Published May. 11 2016

Tennessee is beginning to experience a backlash over its controversial new law allowing mental health counselors and therapists to turn...