5:00 PM Mar 19, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
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.
10:00 PM Mar 9, 2014
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.
9:00 PM Mar 9, 2014
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.
9:00 PM Mar 7, 2014
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.
9:00 PM Mar 5, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Two state Senate committee chairs have turned to letter writing in their crusade against the University of Tennessee Sex Week.
5:00 PM Mar 5, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE (MCT) – An administration pledge Tuesday to inform legislators in the future about any substantial state employee layoffs defused a push to require legislative approval of any major dismissals.
6:00 PM Mar 2, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Tennessee's Republican chairman worries legislation to curb crossover voting in party primaries will hurt the GOP's fledgling "red to the roots" campaign, while Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander are concerned about upsetting a system that helped them get elected.
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.
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.
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.
12:00 PM Feb 4, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Gov. Bill Haslam's proposed state budget for the coming year involves a mix of cutting and new spending that – combined with an anticipated reduction in federal money flowing to the state – nets out to $32.6 billion, about $600 million less than in the current fiscal year.
7:29 PM Feb 3, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE (MCT) – All Tennessee high school graduates could attend two years at a community college free under a proposal presented to the Legislature on Monday by Gov. Bill Haslam in his fourth annual State of the State address.
12:00 PM Jan 23, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – In separate bills, some Republican state legislators are pushing to have more state offices filled by popular election instead of appointment -- including the state attorney general, members of the state Board of Education and, maybe, future justices of the state Supreme Court.
9:00 PM Jan 21, 2014
Stacey Campfield
KNOXVILLE (MCT) – State Sen. Stacey Campfield says a young woman who had been working in his re-election campaign wrote $900 in checks to herself on his campaign account and apparently stole about $400 in cash and some miscellaneous items from his home.
8:00 PM Jan 20, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – The quagmire that has enveloped Tennessee's judicial system thickened last week, even as Gov. Bill Haslam and former Gov. Phil Bredesen formed an alliance for campaigning toward a ballot-box resolution to a multifaceted melee.
8:00 PM Jan 6, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – A Democratic legislator has filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would authorize prescription sales of marijuana for medicinal purposes in Tennessee under somewhat stringent regulations.