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.
NASHVILLE — A legendary Tennessee political consultant, currently paid out of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's own pocket for his advice, is under fire for his and his firm's other paid role in lobbying the administration and state agencies.
NASHVILLE — More than 33,000 people nationwide have signed an American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee petition urging Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a so-called "ag gag" bill that critics charge is designed to curb animal abuse investigations, the group says.
NASHVILLE — A utility expert testified Tuesday that he calculates Chattanooga customers of Tennessee American Water could end up footing $1.9 million of the estimated $5 million in repairs needed to fix a "dilapidated" water service the company wants to buy from Whitwell, Tenn.
WASHINGTON — Known as an elder statesman among Tennessee politicians, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander easily snatched up all the House members he wanted to support his 2014 re-election campaign.
NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's refusal so far to expand Medicaid under federal health reform could mean that Tennessee's poorest residents won't have access to health coverage in 2014 but some lawful immigrants will, experts say.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Embattled U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais now has two Republican challengers seeking to oust him in next year's GOP primary.
In the Dade County High School gym filled with student chatter and buzzing fluorescent lights, Georgia state Sen. Jeff Mullis, R-Chickamauga, spoke Thursday just before Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 212 into law.