Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press.
A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications.
Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, politics and general assignment beats.
He was won public service, investigative, deadline and project awards from the Tennessee Press Association, Common Cause of Tennessee, the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and Remove Intoxicated Drivers.
Andy grew up in Chattanooga. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Andy is a past chairman of the Tennessee Capitol Hill Press Corps and served as an acting director of the Regional Reporters Association while in Washington.
Contact Andy at 615-255-0550 or email@example.com
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NASHVILLE -- Fresh off state regulators' approval of its estimated $1.55 million purchase of Whitwell, Tenn.'s city water system, Tennessee American Water's chief says the investor-owned utility is keeping its eye open for future acquisitions.
NASHVILLE — Dozens of state employees who faced being fired this week by Gov. Bill Haslam will hold on to their jobs until at least next week after a Nashville judge on Monday granted a one-week extension of her temporary restraining order.
NASHVILLE — A Chattanooga businesswoman has been named by House Speaker Beth Harwell to fill a vacant director position on the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.
A Davidson judge today granted a one-week extension of her temporary restraining order barring the Haslam administation’s plans to lay off 200-plus state employees this month.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee's new commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development says cutting jobless services at 34 sites next month shouldn't hurt out-of-work Tennesseans seeking employment.
Attorney Gordon Bonnyman has given fits to Tennessee's political ruling class for decades through his forceful legal advocacy in areas ranging from treatment of state prison inmates to health care access for the poor and disadvantaged.
NASHVILLE — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell said Thursday that lawmakers should look at reviewing no-bid elements added to a consulting contract awarded to Chicago-based real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday announced he has named Burns Phillips as the new commissioner of the troubled Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has named Burns Phillips as the new commissioner of the troubled Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam in 2010 held a financial stake in a Chicago-based real estate services firm that since the Republican took office in 2011 has seen what began with a $1 million consulting contract mushroom into millions of dollars more in state business, records show.