State senators on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the most far-reaching change ever in Tennessee’s nearly 60-year-old annexation laws, teeing up the bill for final passage next week on the House floor.
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to limit nonprescription sales of cold medications that be used to make methamphetamine was amended, then approved Tuesday in a House subcommittee where it has been stranded for weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.