- Weather could decide if school voucher vote held Monday Updated: Feb-08-16 2:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Supporters of a bill to create a school voucher program in Tennessee are keeping a close eye on the weather before deciding if they want to go through with a scheduled vote in the House on Monday evening.
- Students, professors rally against perceived attacks Updated: Feb-05-16 5:24 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A group of student and teacher organizations at the University of Tennessee are protesting on campus against what they feel are attacks on the school coming from the governor and the state legislature.
- Texas man charged with transporting meth in Tennessee Updated: Feb-05-16 3:49 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Authorities say a Texas man has been arrested after officers found about 29 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
- Supreme Court says lawyer deserves more punishment Updated: Feb-05-16 4:50 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Supreme Court says a lawyer who was embroiled in a sex-scandal with a drug-addicted client deserves more punishment than a board's recommended 30-day suspension of his law license. The state's highest court on Thursday said Knoxville attorney Robert Vogel should have his law license suspended for a year.
- 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."
- Montgomery County lawyer suspended after fee dispute Updated: Feb-04-16 5:42 am
CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee - A Montgomery County lawyer has been suspended from practicing law by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
- 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.
- Court says no to ineffective counsel appeals for parents Updated: Feb-02-16 7:50 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that parents have a constitutional right to be treated fairly during court proceedings in which they face losing their children but they cannot appeal termination orders on the grounds that their appointed attorneys were ineffective.
- 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.
- Full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual budget address Updated: Feb-01-16 7:21 pm
The full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to lawmakers on Monday:
- Police: 3 killed in crash during police pursuit Updated: Feb-01-16 1:57 pm
GREENVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says three people have died after the vehicle they were riding in crashed into a tree while officers were pursuing them.
- 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.
- Appeals court: District legally ended agreement with union Updated: Jan-26-16 11:24 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Court of Appeals has determined that Nashville's former director of schools legally suspended an agreement with a union in 2011.
- The Latest: Snow backs up interstates in Nashville Updated: Jan-22-16 1:14 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The latest on winter weather conditions in Tennessee (all times local).
- 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.