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.
5:00 PM Feb 21, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – The House rejected Thursday an attempt to prohibit companies from firing employees who hold a handgun carry permit for keeping a gun in a car after House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick contended the proposal was not properly filed.
4:00 PM Feb 21, 2014
NASHVILLE — The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill allowing Tennessee food stores to sell wine, but lawmakers must work out relatively minor differences with the version approved by the Senate in January before it can become law.
5:00 PM Feb 20, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Tennessee towns and cities would be banned from annexing any new territory without approval in a referendum of voters living within the area under legislation approved by a House panel on Wednesday.
4:00 PM Feb 20, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Tennessee's fines for driving without a seat belt would more than double under a Haslam administration bill that Safety Department officials say is needed to cut the death toll on Tennessee highways.
8:00 PM Feb 19, 2014
NASHVILLE – The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce honored state Sen. Mae Beavers last week as the organization presented her with the 2013 Friend of Business Award.
5:00 PM Feb 19, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Sen. Mike Bell on Tuesday shelved his bill aimed at protecting wedding-related business from lawsuits for refusing service to same-sex couple if it violates owners' religious beliefs.
12:00 PM Feb 19, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Rep. Richard Floyd says he is sponsoring a resolution condemning the University of Tennessee's "Sex Week" because "people in my district are fed up with the perversion."
3:00 PM Feb 16, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – When Tennesseans spring forward into daylight-saving time next month, they will never fall back into standard time again under legislation that has cleared its first step toward passage in the General Assembly.
9:00 PM Feb 14, 2014
(MCT) – State Rep. Bill Dunn says that a bill proposal he sponsors would ensure religious freedom and shield Tennessee businesses from some lawsuits.
7:00 PM Feb 14, 2014
Tennesseans oppose legalizing marijuana generally but appear willing to allow medical marijuana use, according to a poll released by Middle Tennessee State University.
10:00 PM Feb 13, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Despite opposition from some members of his own party, Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, on Wednesday persuaded a key panel to approve his bill allowing U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants living in Tennessee to attend public colleges paying in-state tuition rates.
5:00 PM Feb 13, 2014
Sen. Stacey Campfield
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Tennessee cities and counties would lose their ability to ban guns from local parks under legislation that passed the Senate this morning.
8:00 AM Feb 13, 2014
Rep. Mark Pody
State Rep. Mark Pody said he is "not going to be deterred" in his attempts to reach an agreement for a private act to help fund an Expo Center in Wilson County.
4:15 PM Feb 11, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
The state budget moved front and center on Capitol Hill last week as Gov. Bill Haslam presented his proposal to fund state government for the 2014-15 fiscal year to begin in July.