Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press.
A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications.
Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, politics and general assignment beats.
He was won public service, investigative, deadline and project awards from the Tennessee Press Association, Common Cause of Tennessee, the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists and Remove Intoxicated Drivers.
Andy grew up in Chattanooga. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Andy is a past chairman of the Tennessee Capitol Hill Press Corps and served as an acting director of the Regional Reporters Association while in Washington.
Contact Andy at 615-255-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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NASHVILLE — Tuesday proved to be an unlucky day for state Sen. Janice Bowling's bill that sought to keep the names of Tennessee Lottery winners secret.
Republican state Sen. Todd Gardenhire's bill granting in-state college tuition rates to U.S.-born children of parents living here illegally cleared a key hurdle Tuesday.
NASHVILLE -- A bill aimed at reducing crossover voting in Tennessee primary elections failed by voice vote in the state House Local Government Committee today.
NASHVILLE -- Sen. Todd Gardenhire's bill granting in-state college tuition rates to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants cleared a key hurdle today.
NASHVILLE — An effort to conceal the names of Tennessee Lottery winners failed today on a 4-2 vote in the Senate State and Local Government Committee after a lottery official and open-government advocates warned it would undermine players' trust in the games.
NASHVILLE — Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he has reservations about a bill that grants in-state college tuition rates to students who came to the U.S. illegally but attended Tennessee schools and graduated from high school.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says he's still no fan of a fast-moving effort by fellow Republicans in the Legislature to strip local governments of their ability to ban guns from local parks.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said he still has concerns about a legislative effort by fellow Republicans to strip local governments of their ability to ban guns at local parks and ball fields.
Gov. Bill Haslam says he doesn't feel threatened by legislation passed by fellow Senate Republicans that requires him to obtain legislative approval on any deal he may cut with the Obama administration on expanding Medicaid.
NASHVILLE — The state Senate this morning approved legislation requiring Gov. Bill Haslam to seek and win legislative approval before expanding Medicaid to an estimated 180,000 low-income Tennesseans under the federal Affordable Care Act.