Erlanger's contract negotiations with trustees predated state Sen. Gardenhire's conflict-of-interest bill

Published Apr. 19 2019

Erlanger Health System executive management engaged in contract negotiations with trustees in the months before a bill that would make...

Tennessee Attorney General declines to weigh in on Bill Lee's voucher bill

Published Apr. 19 2019

A top Tennessee lawmaker says Attorney General Herbert H. SlateryIII's decision to not issue a legal opinion on a contentious...

Tennessee politicians call for nation to move on in wake of Mueller report

Published Apr. 18 2019

As much of the nation fixed on the Russia probe results, lawmakers from Tennessee responded on Thursday by asking Americans...


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Charter school bill headed to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's desk

Published Apr. 18 2019

A Tennessee proposal to tweak how the state intervenes in charter school authorization cases is headed to Gov. Bill Lee's...

Tennessee bill to limit police oversight panels that investigate misconduct goes to Bill Lee's desk

Published Apr. 18 2019

Tennessee lawmakers are sending Gov. Bill Lee a bill that would limit community oversight boards that investigate police misconduct.

State announces $2.1 billion, 3-year infrastructure plan for Tennessee

Published Apr. 18 2019

Tennessee officials have announced a $2.1 billion infrastructure plan for 2020-2022 that includes funding for projects across the state, including...

Tennessee advances measure stating God as source of liberty

Published Apr. 18 2019

A resolution that would change the Tennessee Constitution to say God is the source of liberty for the state's citizens...

Mueller report mentions fake Twitter account claiming to represent Tennessee Republican Party

Published Apr. 18 2019

The just-released redacted report by special counsel Robert Mueller mentions a Tennessee Twitter account set up by the Russia-based Internet...

Tennessee, Kentucky governors talk up criminal justice reform

Published Apr. 18 2019

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday that he has started evaluating his first clemency plea from a death row inmate,...

Lee's school voucher bill clears key House panel with new amendment hitting Hamilton, other urban counties

Published Apr. 17 2019

In a successful bid to win over more rural GOP lawmakers' support for Republican Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher bill,...

Federal government approves disaster declaration for Tennessee counties in response to storms, flooding

Published Apr. 17 2019

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that the federal government has granted his request to declare a major disaster in...

Tennessee House approves controversial bill to create a charter school commission with power to overrule applicant rejections

Published Apr. 17 2019

The Tennessee House on Wednesday approved Republican Gov. Bill Lee's controversial bill to create a stand-alone state charter school commission...

Bill banning drivers from holding their phones while driving advances in Tennessee House

Published Apr. 17 2019

The Tennessee House has advanced legislation banning motorists from holding cellphones while driving.

Alabama bill would allow concealed carry without permit

Published Apr. 17 2019

Gun rights groups and Alabama sheriffs are taking opposite sides on a proposal that would let people carry concealed handguns...

Reporters threatened with arrest during protest outside of Gov. Bill Lee's office

Published Apr. 17 2019

An ongoing protest outside Gov. Bill Lee's office in the Tennessee Statehouse has raised concerns after reporters were warned they...

Gov. Bill Lee meets with Hamilton County school board members, works to gain support for education savings account plan

Published Apr. 16 2019

Gov. Bill Lee on Tuesday met quietly with local public school system leaders from Hamilton County and four other districts...

House Democrats question whether EPA officials violated ethics rules in rollback of air pollution regulations that benefitted TVA, other electric utilities

Published Apr. 16 2019

A congressional panel is investigating whether EPA officials violated ethics rules by trying to roll back air pollution regulations that...

Amendment requires Lee's charter school commission to have the majority of members from affected counties

Published Apr. 16 2019

A majority of Gov. Bill Lee's proposed nine-member Tennessee charter school commission would have to reside in a county where...

Tennessee governor eyes $24.7 million to treat hepatitis C in prisons

Published Apr. 16 2019

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is seeking almost $24.7 million to treat hepatitis C in prisons.

Tennessee House passes bill that could penalize voter registration groups for mistakes

Published Apr. 15 2019

The Republican-led Tennessee House on Monday night approved a controversial bill imposing new requirements on some voter registration groups that...

Tennessee House approves bill that would prohibit transfer of guns to people committed to mental institutions

Published Apr. 15 2019

The Tennessee House Monday night overwhelmingly approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Robin Smith, R-Hixson, that makes it a Class...


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Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke calls for TennCare oversight after reports that 130,000 children lost coverage

Published Apr. 15 2019

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is calling on the state to remedy TennCare problems after reports that 130,000 low-income Tennessee children...

Tennessee Gov. Lee remains 'confident' on education savings account proposal despite concerns of Senate Republicans

Published Apr. 15 2019

Republican Gov. Bill Lee says he remains "confident" that some version of his controversial "education savings account" legislation will pass...