NASHVILLE - A new analysis warns that 161,650 low-income, adult Tennesseans risk disappearing into a health “coverage gap” when the federal Affordable Care Act largely takes effect on Jan. 1.
NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Carr raised just $52,000 in the third quarter for his Tea Party-backed GOP primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
NASHVILLE — Republican challenger Jim Tracy remains far ahead in the money race in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District GOP primary with a better than four-to-one advantage over incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais, according to quarterly campaign finance reports.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam late this afternoon announced the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will reopen Wednesday for five days under an agreement with the National Park Service.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Republican State Sen. Jim Tracy today said the campaign of U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., sounds "desperate" after the campaign criticized Tracy over a December pancake breakfast he hosted for constituents.
NASHVILLE - U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., today reported raising $113,249 during the third quarter as he seeks to fend off a GOP primary next year from state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville.
NASHVILLE - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., raised another $837,857 between July 1 and Sept. 30, his campaign said today.
Gov. Bill Haslam says he’s “very pleased” that a top Volkswagen AG official is apparently saying union representation at the company’s Chattanooga auto assembly plant shouldn’t come without a secret ballot vote.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Carr today urged his GOP primary opponent Sen. Lamar Alexander not to "sell us out" amid reports that Alexander participated in discussions with top Democrats over the weekend to resolve the two-week-old federal budget impasse and avoid an historic U.S. Treasury default.
NASHVILLE — A new state audit has netted a mess of problems at the Tennessee Wildlife Commission and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency it oversees.
State Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma, has a modest proposal he believes can promote "better communication" between the Republican-controlled General Assembly and Tennessee's GOP-dominated congressional delegation.
NASHVILLE — Nearly 500 Tennessee state employees whose jobs depend on federal funds are being furloughed until further notice because of the partial federal government shutdown.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development is being forced to furlough 396 of their own workers due to the partial federal government shutdown, an official said today.
NASHVILLE — State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney is accusing the American Civil Liberties Union in Tennessee of using "scare tactics" to "intimidate" public schools into abandoning prayer at high school football games.
NASHVILLE — State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney is accusing the American Civil Liberties Union Tennessee of using “scare tactics” to “intimidate” public schools on the issue of prayer at high school football games.
NASHVILLE — Political advice isn't necessarily campaign consulting, according to the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance, which on Wednesday tossed out a complaint over Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's secret payments to lobbyist and campaign consultant Tom Ingram.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper gave Gov. Bill Haslam the legal go-ahead Wednesday to fill judicial vacancies, despite the expiration of the state's Judicial Nominating Commission this summer.
NASHVILLE — After nearly two decades in the state House, Rep. Charles Curtiss, D-Sparta, says he won't seek re-election next year because of increasingly "dirty politics" in campaigns.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper gave Gov. Bill Haslam the legal go-ahead Wednesday to fill judicial vacancies, despite the expiration of the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission this summer.
NASHVILLE — A state agency today dismissed a complaint that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam violated state law by not disclosing personal payments he made to top political consultant and lobbyist Tom Ingram.
NASHVILLE — A former Franklin County Republican Party chairman is questioning whether expenditures made by state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, in December from his state campaign account really were intended to boost his upcoming 4th Congressional District bid against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
NASHVILLE -- Despite the federal government shutdown, a federal program that provides nutritional and other assistance to some 160,000 low-income mothers and their infant or young children in Tennessee will continue to be funded through October, officials say.
A federal program that provides nutritional and other assistance to some 160,000 low-income mothers and their infant or young children in Tennessee will continue to be funded through October, state officials say.
NASHVILLE — Three Tennessee Republican veterans of mid-1990s congressional confrontations with a Democratic president have differing ideas today about what they meant and what players in Washington's current showdown should learn from them.
NASHVILLE -- After nearly three years of demanding more from Tennessee public school teachers, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam vowed Thursday to pay them more by boosting their pay.
NASHVILLE -- Add Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to the list of congressmen who are having their salaries withheld or donated to charity during the partial federal government shutdown.
You can add Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Chattanooga to the list of congressmen who are having their salaries withheld or donating them to charity during the partial federal government shutdown.
Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a goal of becoming the "fastest improving" state in the nation when it comes to improving teacher salaries.
NASHVILLE -- While 800,000 federal employees are on unpaid furloughs due to the government shutdown, taxpayer-funded checks are still going to the people responsible for the situation.
Plane trouble out of Germany has postponed a planned meeting between the head of Volkswagen’s global works council with VW workers in Chattanooga and Tennessee’s governor.
NASHVILLE — While 800,000 federal employees are on unpaid furloughs due to the government shutdown, taxpayer-funded checks are still going to the folks responsible for the situation.
NASHVILLE -- State government's first casualties from congressional Republicans' budget standoff with Democrats over the federal health care law came Tuesday in the form of unpaid furloughs for more than 1,500 Tennessee National Guard technicians and contract workers.
NASHVILLE — More than 1,500 Tennessee National Guard military technicians and contract employees were furloughed without pay today due to the federal government’s partial shutdown, officials say.
NASHVILLE — Republican Jim Tracy, the state senator challenging U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in next year’s GOP primary, says he approves of U.S. House GOP representatives’ role in the partial shutdown of the federal government over the federal health care law.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., today blamed President Barack Obama and his Democratic congressional allies for today’s partial federal government shutdown and predicted the standoff will have little effect.
NASHVILLE - Governors are warning congressional leaders of possible “severe” consequences to states from the partial federal government shutdown as well as a possible battle over raising the nation’s debt level in October.
NASHVILLE - If Congress doesn’t end its budget impasse quickly, the impact on some areas of Tennessee government could be felt within a week to 10 days, according to Gov. Bill Haslam’s office.
NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said he wasn't happy about the brinkmanship in Washington that could lead to what he calls an "arbitrary" and partial shutdown of federal government spending.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said today the state’s new emergency rules requiring background checks for people giving advice to consumers about Tennessee’s new federally run health insurance marketplace aren’t aimed at hindering the program.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he isn’t happy about the brinkmanship in Washington that could lead to what he calls an “arbitrary” and partial shutdown of federal government spending at midnight today.
It's no surprise to find U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., helping lead House GOP hard-liners' charge to take down President Barack Obama's health care law.
NASHVILLE — Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey says he doesn't see state Rep. Joe Carr having much chance against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in next year's GOP primary.
NASHVILLE — Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey today discounted state Rep. Joe Carr’s GOP primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, saying the Lascassas lawmaker has no chance of winning.
NASHVILLE -- Plans are back on track for the Tennessee Department of Transportation's proposed new $32 million regional transportation headquarters in Chattanooga.
At first it was the union types. Then groups of parents grew frustrated. And now even the state's school superintendents are piling on criticism of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.
NASHVILLE — Parents and educators voiced their support for Tennessee’s new Common Core State Standards for public education today in advance of a state Senate Education Committee hearing on the issue later this afternoon.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday he has not offered specific incentives for Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant to resist efforts by the United Auto Workers to unionize the factory.
NASHVILLE -- A Middle Tennessee school director said he was discouraged from testifying before a legislative panel on behalf of new student benchmarks after Gov. Bill Haslam's chief of staff learned he also had signed a petition criticizing Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman on other issues.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam today said he has not offered specific incentives for Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant based on the German auto manufacturer resist efforts by the United Auto Workers to unionize the factory.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says in a letter to school superintendents that he's "disappointed" by their open criticism of his education chief Kevin Huffman and wants them to take a "fresh approach to communications" with the commissioner.