NASHVILLE — Tennessee made more than $73 million in unemployment overpayments because of fraud and errors over the past six years, according to state auditors.
NASHVILLE — House Democratic leaders this morning questioned just how hard Republican Gov. Bill Haslam pushed his “Tennessee Plan” on Medicaid expansion with the Obama administration before deciding not to pursue it this session.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee made more than $73 million in unemployment overpayments due to fraud and errors over the past six years, according to state auditors.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is blaming the Obama administration for his Wednesday decision not to expand Tennessee's Medicaid program, saying he won't proceed unless federal officials let him implement "real health care reform."
NASHVILLE — A bill from Sen. Todd Gardenhire that would let for-profit companies run and manage public charter schools failed to make the grade in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam today said he will not pursue an expansion this year of the state’s version of Medicaid, called TennCare, under the federal health care law.
NASHVILLE — Bring it on, Georgia.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is expected to announce his decision today regarding an expansion of the state's Medicaid program, TennCare, under the federal health care law, according state Capitol sources.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is expected to announce his decision Wednesday on whether or not to recommend Tennessee expand its Medicaid program, TennCare, under the federal health care law, according state Capitol sources.
Tennessee Republican and Democratic primary voters no longer would call the shots on who their U.S. Senate nominees would be under a bill that advanced today in a Senate panel.
Bring it on, Georgia.
A Tennessee House panel today approved legislation that would allow local school districts to employ armed security guards or approve school personnel to carry guns in schools.
NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam said he is holding firm to his proposed limited school-voucher plan and put fellow Republicans in the Senate on notice Monday that if they want to go beyond that, "they should run their own bill."
NASHVILLE — Fending off critics on the House floor, Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, Monday night passed her bill beefing up criminal penalties for people who assault doctors, nurses and other health providers acting in the course of their duties.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said today he expects to reach a decision soon on whether to recommend Tennessee pursue an expansion of its Medicaid program, TennCare, under the federal affordable care act.
NASHVILLE — A legislative proposal to exclude newer cars and trucks from annual emissions testing sounds good to vehicle owners and to state lawmakers, who whisked it through a Senate committee and House subcommittee last week.
Bradley County, Tenn., Sheriff Jim Ruth fired back late this week after a long-distance tongue-lashing from state lawmakers in Nashville.
NASHVILLE — The Senate moved Thursday to keep guns and handgun-carry permits out of the hands of potentially dangerous mentally ill Tennesseans, passing a bill requiring mental health professionals report to police patients they judge could seriously harm or kill "reasonably identifiable victims."
NASHVILLE — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday he "doesn't think the votes are there" in the chamber if fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam presses for a full expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.
NASHVILLE — A Republican lawmaker claims he's found the "Achilles' heel of Obamacare," but insurers like Chattanooga-based BlueCross BlueShield worry the spear he's throwing will wound them.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee mental health professionals would be required to report any patient who makes a credible threat of serious bodily harm or death against “reasonably identifiable victims” to local law enforcement under a bill approved today by the Senate.
NASHVILLE — Hoping to quell a rising uproar among conservative legislators, UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said Wednesday the campus no longer will use state tax or tuition funds for a controversial event called "Sex Week."
NASHVILLE — Legislation intervening in a dispute between TAC Air and the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority was grounded until 2014 in the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday.
NASHVILLE — Legislative sponsors of a ban on new "mountaintop" removal coal mining vow to return next year after their Tennessee Scenic Vistas Mountains Protection Act measure died in a Senate committee Wednesday.
NASHVILLE — Hoping to quell a rising uproar among conservative legislators, UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said Wednesday the campus will no longer use state tax or tuition funds for a controversial event called “Sex Week.”
A bill banning so-called “mountaintop” removal coal mining is officially dead in the General Assembly after a House subcommittee deferred the Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act until next year.
The Senate Transportation Committee today deferred legislation wading into a dispute between Tac Air and Chattanooga’s airport authority until next year.
A bill banning so-called “mountaintop” coal mining in new areas died in the Senate Energy, Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee today when the measure failed to get a single vote to be heard.
NASHVILLE -- A spokesman for Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday it's only natural that two top aides to Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis quit at the same time she did this week.
NASHVILLE -- Prosecutors, sheriffs and police chiefs are asking lawmakers to fix what they say are loopholes in Tennessee's handgun-carry permit monitoring process.
NASHVILLE -- In advance of legislative hearings today on a bill banning "mountaintop" removal of coal in the state, the Tennessee Conservative Union on Tuesday launched a blistering ad attack on the practice and charged the Volunteer State will "become the first state in America to permit a communist Chinese company to destroy our mountains."
NASHVILLE — Prosecutors, sheriffs and police chiefs are asking lawmakers to fix what they say are loopholes in Tennessee’s handgun-carry permit monitoring process.
NASHVILLE — An environmental group is calling the Tennessee Conservative Union’s decision to back a law banning so-called mountaintop-removal coal mining a “game changer.”
NASHVILLE — A Republican-sponsored bill that seeks to bar insurers from participating in a federally operated health care exchange in Tennessee is “constitutionally suspect,” Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper said in a legal opinion Monday.
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Conservative Union is launching a statewide media campaign in support of a bill banning “mountaintop removal” coal mining, warning the Volunteer State has “become the first state in America to permit a communist Chinese company to destroy our mountains.”
NASHVILLE — A dispute between a Texas-based company providing aviation services at Chattanooga's airport and the local airport authority board has taken flight and landed in the middle of the Tennessee Legislature.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam formally went on record Monday opposing a bill aimed at blocking Tennessee from expanding its version of Medicaid, TennCare, under the federal Affordable Care Act.
NASHVILLE — State Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis and her No. 2 deputy, Alisa Malone, abruptly have resigned their posts, days after records in an explosive lawsuit filed by a former top official wer
NASHVILLE — A conservative businessman from Franklin is telling supporters he won't challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., in the 2014 GOP primary, and will instead work to help him win re-election.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam today formally went on record opposing a bill aimed at blocking Tennessee from expanding its version of Medicaid, TennCare, under the federal Affordable Care Act.
NASHVILLE — A conservative businessman from Franklin is telling supporters he won’t challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., in the 2014 GOP primary, and will instead work to help him win his reelection effort.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam today announced state Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis has resigned “due to family reasons.”
NASHVILLE — While state lawmakers often gripe about federal intrusiveness on state matters, they don't seem to have a problem with telling local governments what — or what not — to do.
Get ready, University of Tennessee at Knoxville officials, the fire is coming fast and furious from social conservatives and at least one state lawmaker following Fox News Radio's airing of a story about students' upcoming "Sex Week."
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that allows Tennessee’s handgun-carry permit holders to store firearms in vehicles on most private and public parking lots.
NASHVILLE — House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, said the effort to let grocery stores sell wine is "dead for this year," but Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said his chamber is pressing on with the legislation "while the iron is hot."
NASHVILLE — A newly formed coalition of state businesses and businessmen is urging Tennessee political leaders to expand TennCare under the federal Affordable Care Act, saying rejection is a "job killer."
NASHVILLE — Failure to expand TennCare under the federal Affordable Care Act would be a “job killer,” according to the head of a new business group backing the move.
NASHVILLE — State college and university students will be able to present their student identification cards to satisfy photo-voting requirements under legislation approved today by the Senate.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee companies employing 50 or more lower-paid workers are staring at paying up to $90 million collectively in annual tax penalties if the state rejects expanding TennCare, according to a national tax preparation firm.