WASHINGTON — State Rep. Joe Carr announced this week that veteran political strategist Chip Saltsman is joining his 4th District bid to unseat Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
NASHVILLE — The majority of Tennesseans favoring an expansion of the state's Medicaid program is now 60 percent, but most still don't like the federal law that allows it, according to a new Vanderbilt University poll.
NASHVILLE — A 13-month partial moratorium on property annexations by Tennessee towns and cities is now in effect after Gov. Bill Haslam signed the measure brought by two Hamilton County legislators.
NASHVILLE — Fifty-one legislative candidates last year failed to report a total of $145,875 in contributions from political action committees and corporations, according to a state watchdog agency's check of campaign finance filings.
Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill changing liquor distillery laws and opening the way for Chattanooga Whiskey Co. to begin manufacturing its product in the city it calls home.
NASHVILLE — A conservative Republican lawmaker says he sees a liberal slant among Tennessee public university student and faculty councils choosing speakers and events paid for from student activity fees.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says he's likely to sign into law a bill updating the state's 2009 liquor distillery statute despite questions raised about two real estate investments he has with a Knoxville developer who helped push the bill.
Roy Herron is tired of seeing Tennessee politics as the go-to joke for late-night TV hosts.
NASHVILLE — Advocates for animals and the First Amendment praised Gov. Bill Haslam's veto on Monday of a bill that required anyone "intentionally" documenting livestock abuse to hand the video over to law enforcement within 48 hours or face criminal fines.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Ethics Commission members voted Monday to hold a hearing to see if legendary political operative Tom Ingram, along with the president of the firm that bears his name and a company they represent, violated state lobbying laws by failing to register.
NASHVILLE — Records released by the state Department of Children’s Services showing 42 cases where children died or nearly died after the agency had some type of involvement with them shows that half of the children were under 1 year old. Some of the records didn’t even include the child’s age.
NASHVILLE — Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey acknowledges the failure of his campaign finance bill in the GOP-run House this year is part of the reason he decided to stop joint fundraising with the other chamber.
Tennessee's Republican Senate and House speakers insist things are now fine between the pair, really they are, despite the end of this year's rollicking legislative session in which each leader saw his or her top priorities dashed in the other's chamber during the final days.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper says a so-called "ag gag" bill passed by state lawmakers is "constitutionally suspect" under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.
WASHINGTON — Despite its easy passage in the Senate earlier this week, Sen. Lamar Alexander's top legislative priority is being slow-walked by House Republicans as he heads into re-election season.