- Tennessee lawmakers reimburse state for trips Updated: May-04-15 11:50 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Two lawmakers have reimbursed the state for trips they took to legislative conferences.
- Governor signs bill to allow guns in all Tennessee parks Updated: Apr-24-15 12:37 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Local governments in Tennessee can no longer bar people with handgun carry permits from bringing firearms to parks, playgrounds and sports fields under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.
- Haslam to decide this week on Tennessee guns-in-parks bill Updated: Apr-23-15 3:36 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that he will decide this week whether to sign a bill to allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed in city parks near schools.
- Defeat of Insure Tennessee proposal set tone in 2015 session Updated: Apr-23-15 3:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The defeat of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans set the tone for the 2015 session of the state Legislature.
- House, Senate can't agree on mechanism to reject judges Updated: Apr-23-15 7:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state House and Senate have failed to agree on a method for rejecting the governor's nominations for judicial vacancies.
- A look at winning and losing bills in Tenn. Legislature Updated: Apr-23-15 5:10 am
A look at some of the winning and losing legislation during the 2015 session of the Tennessee General Assembly.
- Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year Updated: Apr-22-15 10:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned for the year on Wednesday following an often contentious session highlighted by the passage of legislation that would allow handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in any state park, and the failed attempt to make the Bible the official state book.
- Tenn. lawmakers mull move into building once set to be razed Updated: Apr-22-15 5:01 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee lawmakers are mulling a move out of their underground office complex to a building next to the Capitol that until recently was designated for demolition.
- Tennessee tuition equality bill dead this session Updated: Apr-22-15 4:47 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A proposal that would allow students lawfully in the United States to be eligible for in-state tuition is dead this session after falling short by one vote in the Tennessee House on Wednesday.
- Senate passes bill requiring citizenship test to graduate Updated: Apr-21-15 6:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee students would have to pass a partial version of the U.S. citizenship and immigration services' civic test before getting a high school diploma under legislation headed for Gov. Bill Haslam's consideration.
- Tennessee school voucher proposal fails again Updated: Apr-21-15 5:31 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A proposal that would let parents move a child from a failing public school in Tennessee to a private school with funding from the state has failed this year - for the third consecutive Tennessee General Assembly session.
- Tenn. Senate sends bill to rebrand Common Core to governor Updated: Apr-21-15 5:25 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Senate has approved a bill to rename and review Common Core education standards, and Gov. Bill Haslam says he plans to sign the measure into law.
- 'Neighborhood Protection Act' headed to governor Updated: Apr-20-15 7:46 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A proposal that would help homeowner associations or neighborhood watch groups keep repeat offenders out of their communities is headed to the governor for his consideration.
- Proposal requiring racial profiling ban headed to governor Updated: Apr-20-15 6:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Legislation that would require all of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling is headed to the governor for his consideration.
- Tennessee lawmaker arrested on drunken driving charge Updated: Apr-17-15 4:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A freshman state lawmaker from Nashville was charged with drunken driving and violation of the implied consent law after a traffic stop early Friday morning.
- Tennessee lawmakers OK $33.8B annual state spending plan Updated: Apr-16-15 6:47 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State lawmakers on Thursday approved Tennessee's $33.8 billion annual spending plan after rejecting Democrats' attempts to add a provision to authorize Medicaid expansion that had been twice defeated earlier in the year.
- Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed Updated: Apr-16-15 5:25 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Bible usually unites Republicans in conservative Tennessee, but lately it is proving to be - as an epistle writer put it - more powerful and sharper than a double-edged sword.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Apr-15-15 4:59 pm
Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers:
- Protesters call on House speaker to revive Insure Tennessee Updated: Apr-14-15 5:02 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans are calling on House Speaker Beth Harwell to bring the measure to a full vote on the House floor.
- Tenn. House OKs bill creating lifetime handgun carry permits Updated: Apr-14-15 4:06 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee House has voted to create a $500 lifetime handgun carry permit.
- House approves $450M hospital fee to draw down federal money Updated: Apr-13-15 8:23 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state House has voted 90-2 to approve an annual $450 million assessment on Tennessee hospitals to draw down $826 million in federal money.
- Tenn. lawmakers can't agree on guns bill drafted as NRA gift Updated: Apr-09-15 5:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - It was supposed to be a welcoming gift from Tennessee lawmakers to the National Rifle Association and the more than 70,000 gun enthusiasts expected to attend the group's annual convention in Nashville this weekend.
- House passes bill to allow Tennessee constables to be armed Updated: Apr-09-15 11:43 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state House has voted to allow constables in Tennessee to be armed if they are certified by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.
- Jack Daniel's turns back latest Tennessee Whiskey challenge Updated: Apr-08-15 6:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Jack Daniel's has turned back the latest challenge to a state law that determines which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey," but upstart distillers hoping their brands make the cut vow the fight isn't over for good.
- Bill to do away with Tennessee helmet requirement revived Updated: Apr-08-15 6:38 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A proposal that seeks to do away with Tennessee's motorcycle helmet requirement was revived Wednesday and is advancing in the state Legislature despite concerns about how it would be enforced.