3:00 PM Jan 29, 2015
It stands to reason that there is one group of vulnerable Tennesseans we all must band together to protect: our family, friends and neighbors with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
3:00 PM Jan 28, 2015
The Tennessee Medical Association fully supports Insure Tennessee as a way to extend health insurance coverage to more working Tennesseans.
6:00 PM Jan 24, 2015
Last week, I was elected by my Republican colleagues to be the chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. This is one of the Senate’s most active committees, and the work of no other Senate committee affects the daily lives of Tennesseans more than this one.
6:00 PM Jan 23, 2015
January was proclaimed National Mentoring Month. Mentoring can strengthen families, schools, businesses and communities.
3:00 PM Jan 22, 2015
If you’ve thought about mentoring, there’s no time like the present to start the process.
3:00 PM Jan 20, 2015
Editor’s Note: It’s Public Notice Week Jan. 18-24 – time to remind citizens of the value of public notices in representative democratic government.
3:00 PM Jan 13, 2015
Last Wednesday, the world was shocked and appalled by the deplorable attacks at the Paris office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.
9:00 PM Jan 10, 2015
When talking with the people of our community, I always hear one very common question: can the state do anything to foster more job growth?
7:00 PM Jan 3, 2015
Every year, about 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, especially commitments to exercise more, eat better and improve one’s health. However, research shows fewer than half of those pledges will be successful.
6:00 PM Jan 2, 2015
I would like to take a moment to remind all parents of the importance of using good child and teen safety measures and making children and teens aware of stranger danger and predators.
9:00 PM Dec 27, 2014
The announcement by Gov. Bill Haslam addressing testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input was a much-needed statement, as Tennessee is heading into the 2015 legislative session.
8:00 PM Dec 27, 2014
Like any year, 2014 brought a world of changes – good and bad – that were out of our control.
3:00 PM Dec 24, 2014
During this holiday season, it’s a busy time of year at the Capitol.
3:00 PM Dec 23, 2014
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897.
10:00 PM Dec 20, 2014
When I first ran for Congress, I told Tennesseans that, while we may not always agree, they would know where I stand and why.
9:00 PM Dec 19, 2014
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited America recently. Maybe you heard about it. If you didn’t, I’m sorry to hear about your coma and hope they can wake you up soon.
9:00 PM Dec 13, 2014
The University of Tennessee’s drive to become a top 25 research university has always rested on the uneasy footing of being funded by a state whose lawmakers appear more hesitant about spending on anything than proudly willing to invest in higher education.