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.
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.