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.
4:00 PM Feb 12, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam
In general, Tennesseans rate their state government leaders better than those in the federal government, according to a recent statewide Middle Tennessee State University poll.
4:00 PM Feb 11, 2015
(Photo courtesy of the governor’s office) Gov. Bill Haslam speaks Monday to members of the University of Tennessee Government Affairs Committee at the statehouse in Nashville.
Gov. Bill Haslam delivered his 2015 State of the State and Budget address Monday night before a joint session of the 109th General Assembly in the House Chamber.
12:00 PM Feb 11, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam filed legislation Tuesday reflected in his budget proposal.
1:00 PM Feb 5, 2015
Tennessee lawmakers ended the special legislative session called by Gov. Bill Haslam to consider his health insurance plan for the working poor Wednesday afternoon after a Senate committee killed the plan on a 4-7 vote.
4:00 PM Feb 4, 2015
After numerous hearings over the past couple of weeks, the Senate Health Committee voted against the Insure Tennessee plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act 7-4.
1:00 PM Feb 3, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam
Two-thirds of Tennesseans haven’t heard much about Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Insure Tennessee” health care proposal, but among the third who have, support substantially outweighs opposition, according to a poll conducted by Middle Tennessee State University.
10:00 PM Jan 31, 2015
The 109th session of Tennessee’s General Assembly kicked off last week with education high on the agenda, including possible changes to the controversial educational standards known as Common Core.
2:00 PM Jan 27, 2015
Susan Lynn
The state House of Representatives officially gaveled into session recently, marking the beginning of the 109th General Assembly in Tennessee.
1:32 PM Jan 17, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam
Gov. Bill Haslam was sworn in for his second four-year term as the 49th governor of Tennessee on Saturday, addressing thousands of inaugural attendees from across the state on War Memorial Plaza with the state Capitol serving as the backdrop.
4:00 PM Jan 15, 2015
Mae Beavers
A Wilson County lawmaker hopes to change the state attorney general position to an elected position.
9:00 PM Jan 14, 2015
Pictured (from left) are Sen. Thelma Harper, D-Nashville; Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet; Sen. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville; Sen. Becky Massey, R-Knoxville; Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma; and Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis.
Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, poses with the other women senators in the Tennessee Senate before taking the oath of office Tuesday prior to the start of the 109th General Assembly.
8:00 AM Jan 13, 2015
Mae Beavers
Opponents say legislation attempts to coerce, shame women
4:00 PM Jan 10, 2015
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation claims the Gallatin Steam Plant is contaminating waters of the state. /Photo courtesy of TVA
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee attorney general filed an enforcement action against the Tennessee Valley Authority due to apparent contamination of the “waters of the state” at its Gallatin Steam Plant.
12:00 PM Jan 9, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued a proclamation Thursday to convene an “extraordinary session” of the 109th General Assembly to consider his proposed health care plan.
3:00 PM Jan 7, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that Business Facilities, a national publication focused on site selection and economic development, named Tennessee its 2014 state of the year for a second consecutive year.