11:00 AM Mar 9, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he's still no fan of a fast-moving effort by fellow Republicans in the Legislature to strip local governments of their ability to ban guns from local parks.
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.
7:00 PM Mar 7, 2014
NASHVILLE – Parents and teachers across Tennessee are watching closely as major changes could be on the way for the state board of education. 


12:00 PM Mar 6, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Two Senate Committee chairmen are warning top University of Tennessee leaders that state funding for the university could be jeopardized if they don't rein in the "Sex Week" program being held this week on the Knoxville campus.
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.
11:00 AM Mar 5, 2014
Private act sent back to subcommittee
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 Mar 2, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – The state House version of a bill that would give Tennessee's governor and the General Assembly power over the state attorney general is on a subcommittee calendar for debate Wednesday.
3:00 PM Mar 1, 2014
The goal is to curb the production of methamphetamine in Tennessee, but concerns are being raised about the unintended impact that restricting sales of certain medicines will have on law-abiding consumers.
12:00 PM Feb 28, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Wealthy candidates for state and local office could find it more difficult to lend big money to their campaigns and then reimburse themselves later when donors might be more willing to give, under a bill that won state House approval Thursday.
9:00 PM Feb 27, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that legislative efforts to make children of illegal immigrants eligible for in-state college tuition have "some merit," but he doesn't see including them in his own proposal to offer free tuition to students attending community colleges.
4:00 PM Feb 27, 2014
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Senate committees continued to review the budget requests of several departments and agencies of state government last week.
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.
4:00 PM Feb 21, 2014
NASHVILLE — The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill allowing Tennessee food stores to sell wine, but lawmakers must work out relatively minor differences with the version approved by the Senate in January before it can become law.
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.