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NASHVILLE — The Federal Election Commission is raising questions about Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Carr's latest campaign finance disclosure.

NASHVILLE — Former Congressman Van Hilleary will be Republican Jim Tracy's honorary campaign chairman in Tracy's 4th Congressional District GOP primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

NASHVILLE -- The Federal Election Commission is raising questions about Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Carr's latest campaign finance disclosure.

NASHVILLE — Former Congressman Van Hilleary will be Republican Jim Tracy’s honorary campaign chairman in Tracy’s 4th Congressional District GOP primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

NASHVILLE — Former Congressman Van Hilleary will be Republican Jim Tracy’s honorary campaign chairman in Tracy’s 4th Congressional District GOP primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee will get a $3 million share in a $105 million settlement by 45 state attorneys general with drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday announced a seven-point, multi-agency plan to combat Tennesseeans’ “epidemic” abuse of prescription painkillers in a state that ranks No. 2 nationally for per-capita use of opioids.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a "strategic plan" dealing with prescription drug abuse that builds largely on actions taken in recent years by his administration.

NASHVILLE — A bipartisan group backing the retention of three Tennessee Supreme Court justices says it has raised $600,000 so far as the incumbents seek to fend off a move led by Republican state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey to defeat them.

NASHVILLE – A bipartisan group backing the retention of three Tennessee Supreme Court justices says it has raised $600,000 so far.

NASHVILLE — When he first ran for the state's top office four years ago, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says it was not exactly a "safe bet" he would win.

NASHVILLE - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam today kicked off his bid for a second term in a race where he faces no big-name opponents.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says he will work this fall to pass a controversial amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that would grant state lawmakers more authority in regulating abortions.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday his administration is back in discussions with Volkswagen officials over state incentives and other assistance programs needed to persuade the German auto manufacturer to build a new line of vehicles at its Chattanooga plant.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said today his administration is back in discussions with Volkswagen officials over state incentives and other things needed to persuade the German auto manufacturer to build a new line of vehicles at its Chattanooga plant.

NASHVILLE — Nearly 31 acres of Missionary Ridge land, steeped in Chattanooga's bloody Civil War history, should soon be in the protective hands of the people of Tennessee if current plans remain on track.

NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday vetoed a bill proponents argued was aimed at retail vandalism caused by "flash mobs," saying the amended U.S. Chamber of Commerce-backed bill actually had the "unintended consequence" of slashing criminal penalties for polluters.

NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam today vetoed legislation that proponents said was aimed at "flash mob" retail vandalism, saying the amended bill had the "unintended consequence" for reducing criminal penalties on polluters.

NASHVILLE — Only about one in four Tennessee voters currently backs giving the state Legislature more power to regulate abortion, according to a poll released Wednesday.

NASHVILLE -- Three out of every four Tennessee voters say they support legalizing marijuana in some form, be it for personal use or only for medicinal use.

When Bob Corker was Chattanooga’s mayor a decade ago, his encounters with “foreign powers” mostly were limited to dealings with neighboring towns in Hamilton County.

NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign says the Tennessee Republican's latest polling shows him with at a 56-14 over his best-known GOP primary opponent, state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas.

NASHVILLE —Former state Rep. Donna Rowland Barrett has been appointed to the Tennessee State Election Commission, Secretary of State Tré Hargett said Wednesday.

NASHVILLE — Former state Rep. Donna Rowland Barrett has been appointed to the Tennessee State Election Commission, Secretary of State Tre Hargett said today.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Monday that a decision on where Volkswagen will build a new sport utility vehicle is due “in the very near future.”

U.S. GOP Senate hopeful Joe Carr will be the featured speaker this Thursday at the Chattanooga Tea Party's monthly meeting.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said today he believes things are "moving in the right direction" on Volkswagen's pending decision on whether to add a second line of production at the auto manufacturer's Chattanooga plant.

NASHVILLE — Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he doesn't intend to put any of his own campaign cash behind his push to defeat three Democratic state Supreme Court justices up for yes/no retention votes on the August ballot.

NASHVILLE — Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he doesn't intend to put any of his own campaign cash behind his push to defeat three incumbent Democratic state Supreme Court justices up for yes/no retention votes on the August ballot.

NASHVILLE — Former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice William “Mickey” Barker says an effort by some fellow Republicans in the state Legislature to unseat three incumbent Democratic justices in August elections is nothing less than “an attack on the entire judicial system.”

NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said today he won't take part in efforts by Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountvile, to defeat three Democratic state Supreme Court justices on a yes/no retention election ballot this August.

NASHVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., remains one of the nation's top 10 "most vulnerable" congressmen, according to a Washington, D.C.-based newspaper.

NASHVILLE — State officials have given UTC the go-ahead to begin planning a $59 million student residence hall to ease chronic bed shortages at the Chattanooga campus.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says he intends to rely on a panel of experts plus some advice from above when deliberating the fates of 10 convicted murderers with scheduled execution dates in the next two years.

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam told attendees at a conference of church leaders today that he "can't honestly answer" what decision he will make on 10 convicted murderers' scheduled executions in Tennessee until their pleas for clemency come before him.

NASHVILLE — The legislative session that just ended proved to be Gov. Bill Haslam's most challenging year yet as he faced a tough state budget and increasing pushback from his fellow Republican lawmakers — especially on education.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers ended their annual session Thursday by passing a flurry of last-minute measures, including a bill aimed at bringing peaceful resolution to many cities' yearslong failure to share liquor taxes with local school systems.

NASHVILLE — A bill designed to bring peaceful resolution to Tennessee cities' years-long failure to share liquor taxes with local school systems is headed to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.

NASHVILLE -- After months of wrangling, a bill limiting the amounts of pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines Tennesseans can buy without a prescription is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam.

NASHVILLE — Efforts to let senators double the amount of campaign contributions they get from special interests and individual donors over the four-year course of their term belly flopped in the House this afternoon.

NASHVILLE — Legislation implementing a one-year delay in the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core curriculum is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam.

NASHVILLE — A bill overhauling Erlanger Health System’s board and removing Chattanooga city government’s long-held seats on the panel is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee would be ready to electrocute death row inmates should lethal injection drugs be unavailable under a bill approved Wednesday by the House.

NASHVILLE — House members this afternoon approved a conference committee report implementing a one-year delay in the testing of Tennessee's Common Core education standards. Tennessee House members OK report implementing delay of Common Core education standards

Gov. Bill Haslam this week signed legislation by two Hamilton County lawmakers that ends Tennessee cities' ability to annex by ordinance.

Republican state Sen. Jim Tracy maintained his campaign fundraising lead over incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., in the first three months of 2014, according to the candidates' latest disclosures.

NASHVILLE -- The House took final action today on a measure expected to save local governments money on some jail inmate medical costs, sending the bill to Gov. Bill Haslam.

NASHVILLE -- No fuss, no muss, no debate: in one fell swoop, the state House this morning passed a measure overhauling Erlanger Health System's board along with 68 other local bills and resolutions.

NASHVILLE -- House members this afternoon approved a conference committee report implementing a one-year delay in the testing of Tennessee's Common Core education standards.

A last-minute bill scheduled for a vote today in the General Assembly could overhaul Erlanger Health System’s board and remove Chattanooga city government’s long-held seats on the panel.

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