5:00 PM Mar 19, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to limit nonprescription sales of cold medications that be used to make methamphetamine was amended, then approved Tuesday in a House subcommittee where it has been stranded for weeks.
10:00 PM Mar 9, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Critics of Common Core standards are hoping to use legislation that broadens the scope of American history teaching requirements to bypass committees that have been holding up action on their bills to terminate or delay Common Core.
9:00 PM Mar 9, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – House Calendar Committee Chairman Bill Dunn blocked a vote on legislation that could penalize women for using illegal drugs while pregnant because, he says, the sponsor broke a promise.
10:00 AM Mar 9, 2014
OAK RIDGE (MCT) – Road construction associated with the Uranium Processing Facility project was halted temporarily after radioactive materials were uncovered at the work site on the west end of the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.
9:00 PM Mar 7, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Tennessee will become the 22nd state to formally call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget under a bill approved Thursday by the Senate and expected to win approval as well in the House on Monday.
9:00 PM Mar 5, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Two state Senate committee chairs have turned to letter writing in their crusade against the University of Tennessee Sex Week.
5:00 PM Mar 5, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE (MCT) – An administration pledge Tuesday to inform legislators in the future about any substantial state employee layoffs defused a push to require legislative approval of any major dismissals.
6:00 PM Mar 2, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Tennessee's Republican chairman worries legislation to curb crossover voting in party primaries will hurt the GOP's fledgling "red to the roots" campaign, while Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander are concerned about upsetting a system that helped them get elected.
5:00 PM Feb 28, 2014
JACKSBORO (MCT) – The first words spoken in a courtroom by a former high-school student accused in a fatal school shooting were an apology.
10:00 PM Feb 26, 2014
HENRYTOWN (MCT) – The Sevier County mother who tried to set her infant son on fire was sentenced to eight years in jail with the possibility for parole after serving 30 percent of the term, 4th Judicial District Attorney Jimmy Dunn said.
9:00 PM Feb 26, 2014
KNOXVILLE (MCT) – University of Tennessee trustees are set to consider a new campus speaker policy Wednesday, six months after a federal appeals court ruled existing regulations were unconstitutionally vague.
5:00 PM Feb 26, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – State Sen. Stacey Campfield and Rep. Joe Carr, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, said Tuesday they had agreed to exchange campaign contributions but a misunderstanding has left Campfield on the short end of the arrangement -- at least temporarily.
5:00 PM Feb 21, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – The House rejected Thursday an attempt to prohibit companies from firing employees who hold a handgun carry permit for keeping a gun in a car after House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick contended the proposal was not properly filed.
5:00 PM Feb 20, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Tennessee towns and cities would be banned from annexing any new territory without approval in a referendum of voters living within the area under legislation approved by a House panel on Wednesday.
9:00 PM Feb 19, 2014
KNOXVILLE (MCT) – A decline in abortion rates because there are fewer unintended pregnancies "is what we all want to see," said Corinne Rovetti, co-director of Knoxville Center for Reproductive Health.
9:00 PM Feb 18, 2014
(MCT) – An hour into the Affordable Care Act signup event Saturday morning at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, organizers had fewer than 10 takers for help getting health insurance.
3:00 PM Feb 16, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – When Tennesseans spring forward into daylight-saving time next month, they will never fall back into standard time again under legislation that has cleared its first step toward passage in the General Assembly.