NASHVILLE — The top House Democratic leader is requesting the Obama administration turn over documents detailing Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's interactions with the administration on his Medicaid expansion proposal.
NASHVILLE — A proposed state constitutional amendment calling for the popular election of Tennessee's attorney general fell two votes short Wednesday on the Senate floor.
NASHVILLE — A national group that works to elect what it considers promising conservatives announced today that is backing state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, in his GOP primary challenge of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., says he is cosponsoring two bills that would create a permanent federal income tax deduction for state and local sales taxes paid by residents of Tennessee and other states which have no general state income tax.
NASHVILLE — Efforts to change the Tennessee Constitution to require the popular election of the state attorney general failed on the Senate floor today.
Cities across Tennessee that are failing to keep up with annual required contributions to their employee retirement plans would have to do so within six years or face a penalty, under legislation proposed by state pension officials.
NASHVILLE — State Rep. Mike Carter said he is continuing to explore introducing legislation amending Tennessee's strict anti-marijuana laws to allow possession of a cannabis-derived oil seemingly effective in treating a rare form of epilepsy.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., raised just $17,580 for his re-election campaign during the fourth quarter, federal filings show, compared to $151,384 by his GOP primary challenger, state Sen. Jim Tracy, of Shelbyville.
NASHVILLE — With his only potential opponents for now an outraged raccoon-loving Republican and a 1960s-era Democratic warhorse, Gov. Bill Haslam's campaign on Friday reported raising more than $5.2 million for his re-election effort.
NASHVILLE -- Voters in Chattanooga and many other Tennessee cities or counties could authorize wine sales in supermarkets, big-box retailers and convenience stores under a bill passed Thursday by the state Senate.
Chattanoogans may get chance to vote on it
NASHVILLE — Residents in Chattanooga and many other Tennessee cities would be allowed to vote on whether to allow wine sales in supermarkets and convenience stores under a bill passed this morning by the state Senate.
NASHVILLE — Add Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke to the list of Tennessee's "Big Four" city mayors opposing a bill in the Legislature that seeks to strip local governments of their power to keep firearms out of public parks.
NASHVILLE — The House committee that killed last year's version of a bill to allow wine sales in Tennessee grocery stores on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of giving cities the ability to hold referendums on the proposal.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday staked out a middle ground on anti-methamphetamine measures, proposing a bill that requires a prescription to obtain more than a 20-day supply of cold remedies used to manufacture meth.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers opened their 2014 session Tuesday with the House offering a bipartisan tribute to the late Rep. Lois DeBerry before Republicans and Democrats promptly fell out over how bad the state government's revenue picture really is.
An adviser to Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann says the Chattanooga congressman is in a strong position financially to fend off a primary challenge from Weston Wamp.
GOP leaders are content in this year's legislative session to support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Tennessee's Medicaid program for the poor.
NASHVILLE — With less than 10 months to go before Election Day 2014, it appears that Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam may stroll to re-election.
NASHVILLE — State Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons says Tennessee is "moving in the right direction" with preliminary figures showing Tennessee traffic deaths last year fell 2.7 percent, dropping from 1,015 in 2012 to 988 in 2013.
NASHVILLE — When Tennessee lawmakers return to the state Capitol for their annual session on Jan. 14, they'll be missing yet another longtime colleague.
NASHVILLE — Democrat Sara Kyle made it official Thursday, saying she won’t run against Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in 2014.
NASHVILLE — Preliminary figures shows Tennessee traffic deaths fell 2.7 percent last year, decreasing from 1,015 in 2012 to 988 in 2013, the state Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced today.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson is reminding the state's farmers to maintain their eligibility for some state cost-sharing grants by taking advantage of new continuing education opportunities offered by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Extension program.
NASHVILLE -- Democrat Sara Kyle made it official today on a possible election challenge to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.
Deborah Merriman is struggling to understand why she’s been left out of the great Medicaid expansion that occurred across half the nation on New Year’s Day.
NASHVILLE — Despite Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s efforts to put it to rest, a controversy over his outsourcing of state real estate functions is trailing his administration into the new year.
NASHVILLE — A Tennessee gun-rights group is firing at top Republican leaders for displaying insufficient enthusiasm for major changes to the "guns in parking lots" law enacted earlier this year.
NASHVILLE — State House Republican leaders say stalled proposals that would require prescriptions for cold medications containing pseudoephedrine could gain momentum in the House as a result of a Vanderbilt University poll showing high public support for the idea to reduce illegal meth production.
NASHVILLE — As 2014 rolls in, millions of low-income Americans in 26 states will become eligible to join their states' Medicaid health programs under the federal Affordable Care Act.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William Koch said Thursday he intends to retire from the state's highest court in July, becoming the second member of the state's five-member court to announce plans to retire.
NASHVILLE — In a surprise announcement, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice William Koch told Gov. Bill Haslam today he intends to retire from state's highest court in July to become the dean of the Nashville School of Law.
NASHVILLE - The White House is trying to drive home in Tennessee what it says are the overall beneficial impacts of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act with a blitz of positive information about the law's various impacts in the Volunteer State.
NASHVILLE — A state prison crackdown on contraband continues with Department of Correction officials announcing four new arrests at facilities, including the Morgan County Correctional Complex.
NASHVILLE - Just in for the holidays: Tennessee Department of Transportation officials will halt all temporary lane closure activities beginning Christmas Eve day until Jan. 2.
NASHVILLE — Final state revenue projections approved Tuesday for the remainder of this fiscal year as well as the upcoming 2014-2015 budget will bring pressure on Gov. Haslam to make spending cuts, officials said.
NASHVILLE — Nineteen state legislators from across Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District are backing U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., as the Chattanooga congressman gears up for a 2014 race that could include a new challenge from Weston Wamp, son of former Congressman Zach Wamp.
Tennessee officials say a 54-year-old Death Row inmate convicted in the 1987 murders of a Memphis convenience store clerk and a policeman in Oklahoma died today of natural causes.
Lorna Greening, an independent economic consultant and researcher based in Chattanooga, has been named a fellow in energy and environmental policy at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, officials announced today.
NASHVILLE _ Citizens United Political Victory Fund endorsed state Sen. Jim Tracy in his GOP primary challenge to 4th Congressional District Congressman Scott DesJarlais, the South Pittsburg physician.
NASHVILLE - Nineteen state legislators from across Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District are endorsing U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., as the Chattanooga congressman gears up for a 2014 race that could include a new challenge from Weston Wamp, son of former Congressman Zach Wamp.
NASHVILLE - Final state revenue projections approved today for the remainder of this fiscal year as well as the upcoming 2014-2015 budget will bring pressure on Gov. Haslam to make spending cuts, officials said.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker’s communications director, Laura Lefler Herzog, is leaving Washington to take up a new job as deputy communications director for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker's communications director, Laura Lefler Herzog, is leaving Washington to take up a new job as deputy communications director for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.
NASHVILLE — A longtime pollster for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Tennessean's campaign isn't worried about two new surveys showing his job-approval rating has dipped below 50 percent among state voters.
State House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner has reversed course on previously announced plans to quit his leadership post and will remain at the helm through the 2014 election.
NASHVILLE — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he may reconsider his opposition to requiring a prescription for pseudoephedrine-based cold and flu medicines to combat illegal methamphetamine production.
NASHVILLE — Split over a proposal to require public votes on municipal annexations, a state panel this week recommended that Tennessee lawmakers extend a state moratorium on adversarial annexations for a year for more study.
NASHVILLE — Two thirds of Tennesseans say in a new survey they back requiring a doctor's prescription to obtain pseudoephedrine-based products like Sudafed if that will combat production of illegal methamphetamine.
NASHVILLE — Earlier this week, Ryan Loskarn was near the top of the U.S. Capitol Hill's elite, enjoying the confidence of Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and others as the senator's chief of staff.
NASHVILLE — The U.S. Justice Department says Sen. Lamar Alexander's chief of staff Ryan Loskarn was arrested today on probable cause for posession and distribution of child pornography charges.