2:00 PM Sep 18, 2015
NASHVILLE — Lawmakers are asking taxpayers to weigh in on a proposal to charge people to view public records, and the taxpayers’ response so far is clear: No.
4:01 PM Sep 17, 2015
State Rep. Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) filed legislation Thursday calling for Tennessee to defend current state law and the constitutional amendment adopted by voters in 2006 specifying that only a marriage between a man and a woman can be legally recognized in the state.
1:00 PM Sep 17, 2015
KNOXVILLE – Nearly every one of the roughly 30 people who delivered comments at a public hearing Tuesday told Tennessee officials they were against government agencies charging citizens to inspect public records.
1:00 PM Sep 17, 2015
NASHVILLE –Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole announced the Tennessee agencies, including three in Wilson County, that received grant awards totaling $17.8 million to support highway traffic safety efforts.
7:00 PM Sep 16, 2015
NASHVILLE — The state Office of Open Records Counsel is holding a series of hearings this week about a proposal to make taxpayers pay to inspect public records in Tennessee.
9:00 AM Sep 12, 2015
NASHVILLE – State Rep. Susan Lynn said Thursday she plans to amend the rules for hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers in order to make clear the requirement that all abortions must be reported to the state’s office of vital records.
8:00 AM Sep 5, 2015
Beavers calls actions institutional ‘liberalism’ within university
11:00 AM Sep 4, 2015
Susan Lynn
The Board of Trustees at the University of Tennessee received more backlash from the legislature this week regarding a gender-neutral policy in the school's Office of Diversity.
9:00 PM Sep 3, 2015
Whitetail Properties is not the average real estate company, being created for the sole purpose of bringing together buyers and sellers of hunting, recreational and farmland.
6:00 PM Sep 3, 2015
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, Sept. 4 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.
5:00 PM Sep 2, 2015
NASHVILLE – As it now stands, Tennessee payday lenders can require borrowers to pay money back in as few as 15 days before major interest penalties kick in – and ultimately charge as much as 375 percent interest.
7:00 PM Aug 28, 2015
NASHVILLE — In response to a Joint Government Operations fact finding hearing on Aug. 19, State Senators Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet), Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) and Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) have issued a request to Gov. Bill Haslam to enact emergency rules for abortion providers.
3:00 PM Aug 26, 2015
NASHVILLE – As many Tennessee companies ask employees to do more with less in the post-recession era, many of those workers are not being compensated for working overtime.
10:00 PM Aug 18, 2015
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the 11 colleges and universities selected to receive the Veteran Reconnect Grant, a competitive grant focused on improving the success of student veterans enrolled in Tennessee colleges and universities.
6:00 PM Aug 15, 2015
The Office of Open Records Counsel has set public hearings for Sept. 15-17 in Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson to gather input on whether citizens should have to pay local and state government to inspect public records.
3:00 PM Aug 8, 2015
In 2010, Tennesseans went to the voting booths and elected the first Republican majority in both the House and Senate for the first time in state history. Since then, this majority has grown into a supermajority — a responsibility the GOP does not take for granted.