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.
8:00 AM Jan 3, 2015
At least one Wilson County lawmaker plans to enter the abortion fray in the upcoming legislative session.
4:00 PM Dec 17, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled Monday his Insure Tennessee plan, a two-year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who currently don’t have access to health insurance or have limited options.
2:00 PM Dec 12, 2014
State lawmakers Wednesday elected a Wilson County representative to a key committee in the state House of Representatives.
9:00 AM Sep 27, 2014
State Sen. Mae Beavers and Rep. Mark Pody sponsored a bill in the 108th general assembly earlier this year to make Sandy the official state artifact.
8:00 PM Sep 25, 2014
As the debate over immigration policy continues in Tennessee and across the nation, Nashville continues to move ahead with its own efforts to engage and empower immigrants who call the city home.
3:00 PM Sep 19, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam announced the completion of the Employment First Task Force report that outlines the steps the task force would take to expand integrated, competitive employment for people with disabilities, as well as progress the group has already made.
2:00 PM Sep 12, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE – One thing nearly all Tennesseans can agree on is they want good health and independence as they age, and efforts are under way in the state to make sure those opportunities exist today and into the future.
12:00 PM Aug 27, 2014
Susan Lynn
Americans for Prosperity Tennessee recently named Rep. Susan Lynn a “champion for prosperity” among state legislators.
2:00 PM Jul 24, 2014
(MCT) -- Three legal advocacy organizations filed a federal class action lawsuit Wednesday against TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, saying that the state has “broken a decades-old promise to its most vulnerable residents” by implementing new policies the groups say deprive thousands of eligible people -- including newborns, pregnant women and the elderly -- from coverage.
2:00 PM May 24, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the appointments of 116 Tennesseans to 39 boards and commissions, which included three Wilson County residents.
9:00 PM May 14, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
COOKEVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam held a ceremonial bill signing Tuesday at Tutco Inc. to sign the “Tennessee Promise” legislation into law.
8:00 AM Apr 19, 2014
The Tennessee General Assembly finished up Thursday, but not before passing a bill that would limit sales of cold medications containing pseudoephedrine.