9:00 PM Mar 27, 2015
State Rep. Steve McDaniel took off notice Wednesday a bill that would allow new charges to be assessed citizens who want to inspect public records.
8:00 PM Mar 27, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam
An analysis by the Tennessee Health Care Campaign of Census data, Bureau of Labor statistics and two recently released reports indicate Wilson County could experience direct and measurable benefits from Insure Tennessee.
5:00 PM Mar 27, 2015
Gas tanks in Tennessee may remain full for longer periods of time thanks to the availability of fuel-efficient vehicles, but the glass is half-empty when it comes to declining gas tax revenue.
11:00 AM Mar 26, 2015
Candice McQueen, Tennessee Department of Education commissioner, discussed a bill regarding teacher evaluations Wednesday during the Senate Education Committee meeting.
3:00 PM Mar 20, 2015
(AP Photo/Erik Schelzig) The House Civil Justice Committee holds a “pre-meeting” at the legislative office complex in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday. No public notice is given for the pre-meetings, which are held by at least 10 of 15 House committees. Clockwise from top left are Reps. Leigh Wilburn, R-Somerville; Mike Carter, R-Chattanooga; Sherri Jones, D-Nashville; Jim Coley, R-Bartlett; Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol; and Bill Beck, D-Nashville.
Tennessee House committees are increasingly gathering in cramped, tucked-away conference rooms in the legislative office complex to hold secret “pre-meetings” to discuss pending legislation. The public isn’t informed or invited.
11:00 AM Mar 20, 2015
Several bills sponsored by Sen. Mae Beavers will see action next week in various committees of the Tennessee General Assembly.
9:00 PM Mar 18, 2015
Tennessee’s 109th General Assembly was greeted this year with a new capitol.tn.gov website, packed with more features and functionality to enhance transparency and interactivity with citizens.
3:00 PM Mar 14, 2015
Tennessee’s voter ID law may have its day in court now that a group of college students has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the state is violating rights guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution.
1:00 PM Mar 13, 2015
In a display of legislative support, StudentsFirst Tennessee welcomed the backing of 20 House lawmakers who have signed on to the Tennessee Choice and Opportunity Scholarship Act as co-sponsors.
9:00 AM Mar 12, 2015
The Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee deferred four bills Tuesday aimed to amend the state’s gun control legislation.
3:00 PM Mar 5, 2015
Mae Beavers
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a resolution Wednesday that would allow Tennessee voters to decide if they want to popularly elect the state’s attorney general.
11:00 AM Mar 5, 2015
A bill introduced into the Tennessee House of Representatives earlier this month has language that would modify how registered voters are notified of election aspects, such as changes, polling places and results.
11:00 AM Feb 28, 2015
A bill proposed by a Wilson County lawmaker aims to define and tackle “no-go zones.”
2:00 PM Feb 26, 2015
A majority of Knox County school board members said they support proposed legislation that would allow government agencies, including school systems, to charge residents more to inspect public records.
1:00 PM Feb 26, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise program so intrigued the White House that President Barack Obama decided to use it as a model for a similar program on a national scale.
12:00 PM Feb 26, 2015
A bill introduced into the Tennessee House of Representatives earlier this month would modify how registered voters are notified of election aspects, such as changes, polling places and results.
5:30 PM Feb 25, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Bautista) Cesar Bautista has lived in Tennessee since he was 8 years old. He’s pictured with Congressman Jim Cooper, who has spoken out in support of immigration reform.
After the state Capitol thaws out from the snow and ice, one bill lawmakers are expected to take up this session is legislation that would allow undocumented students who graduate from a Tennessee high school to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.