- Tennessee lawmakers approve 'atomic bomb of politics' Updated: Feb-04-16 2:07 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday joined four other states in calling for a national convention on amending the U.S. Constitution to bring about limits to federal power - what one supporter touted as the "atomic bomb of politics."
- Bill seeks private transportation partnerships in Tennessee Updated: Feb-04-16 4:15 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A bipartisan legislative proposal would clear the way for public-private partnerships on transportation projects in Tennessee.
- Rural broadband supporters call for change in Tennessee law Updated: Feb-03-16 7:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Rural lawmakers on Wednesday compared the dearth of broadband connections in their areas to being bypassed by electrification more than 80 years ago.
- Bill aims at blocking gas compressor near Tennessee parks Updated: Feb-03-16 4:30 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Two lawmakers have filed a bill seeking to stop a natural gas compressor from being built in a Nashville community.
- Harwell: Durham scandal won't affect gubernatorial decision Updated: Feb-02-16 5:08 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that the scandal surrounding a Republican lawmaker who has gone on hiatus amid sexual harassment allegations shouldn't damage her prospects as a serious gubernatorial candidate in Tennessee.
- Voucher bill scheduled for Monday vote in Tennessee House Updated: Feb-02-16 10:26 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A proposal to create a limited school voucher program has been scheduled for a Monday floor vote in the state House.
- Haslam, lawmakers see need to clear pending records requests Updated: Jan-28-16 5:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam and two top Tennessee lawmakers say they recognize the need to clear a backlog of hundreds of open records requests.
- Correction: School Vouchers story Updated: Jan-27-16 11:39 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - In a story Jan. 26 about a school voucher bill, The Associated Press erroneously reported the day the committee vote occurred. It was Tuesday, not Wednesday.
- Hospital group takes longer approach to Insure Tennessee Updated: Jan-26-16 3:21 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Hospital Association, a key supporter of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's unsuccessful effort to expand Medicaid in the state, is planning a new push to pass the measure once this year's presidential election is over.
- Tennessee Dems want eligibility check on presidential ballot Updated: Jan-22-16 4:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Two Tennessee Democrats want to pass a law to require the state to enforce the U.S. Constitution's "natural born citizen" requirement on this November's presidential ballot.
- Higher education changes highlight Haslam's 2016 agenda Updated: Jan-21-16 7:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday released his administration's 42-bill agenda for this year's legislative session that includes an effort to restructure higher education governance that led to the early retirement of the chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents schools.
- Tennessee Senate votes to end emissions tests for new cars Updated: Jan-21-16 4:21 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday to end emissions testing in Tennessee for new cars, brushing aside concerns that relaxing standards might be a bad idea in light of the Volkswagen scandal.
- House panel rejects bill blocking gay marriage in Tennessee Updated: Jan-20-16 7:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A bill seeking to block the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling in Tennessee was defeated Wednesday in the state House over concerns about nullifying federal rulings.
- Sponsor of anti-gay marriage bill is undaunted by $8.5B cost Updated: Jan-19-16 4:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee lawmaker whose bill would bar the state from following the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling says he's undeterred by a projected loss of $8.5 billion in federal funds if the Legislature enacts the measure.
- Sponsor of anti-gay marriage bill is undaunted by $8.5B cost Updated: Jan-19-16 4:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee lawmaker who introduced a bill seeking to bar the state from following the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling says he is undeterred by a projected loss of $8.5 billion in federal funds if the Legislature enacts the measure.
- Haslam: Gas tax off the table for 2016 legislative session Updated: Jan-14-16 7:10 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has decided not to pursue a gas tax hike during this year's legislative session.
- House Democrats celebrate $100K donation from Freeman Updated: Jan-13-16 4:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee House Democrats are celebrating a $100,000 donation from real estate mogul and former Nashville mayoral candidate Bill Freeman.
- Timeline: Rep. Jeremy Durham survives leadership challenge Updated: Jan-12-16 5:39 pm
A timeline of state House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham, who survived a House GOP effort to remove him from his leadership post on Tuesday:
- Medicaid expansion protesters greet returning lawmakers Updated: Jan-12-16 3:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Protesters advocating for the passage of Gov. Bill Haslam's Medicaid expansion proposal packed the state Capitol on Tuesday, singing, chanting and waving signs as lawmakers who defeated the measure last year returned for the first day of the legislative session.