2:00 AM Mar 11, 2014
Passage of key legislation in the Senate Education Committee, including a bill rewriting the state’s Textbook Commission, topped a busy week at the Capitol in Nashville.
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.
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.