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 — 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.
NASHVILLE — Conservative state lawmakers have turned to money for leverage as they try to keep University of Tennessee leaders from allowing Sex Week activities on the system's Knoxville campus.
NASHVILLE — Concerned over Erlanger Health System’s most recent cost-cutting move, Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, said Wednesday she’s dropping her co-sponsorship of a bill overhauling the ailing public hospital.
NASHVILLE — Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, today announced she's dropping her co-sponsorship of a bill overhauling Erlanger Health System, citing concerns apparently linked to the public hospital's just-announced temporary freeze of paid time-off accruals for employees.
NASHVILLE -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's limited school-voucher proposal barely scraped through a sometimes-chaotic House panel today after the intervention of House Speaker Beth Harwell.
NASHVILLE — Two Senate Committee chairmen are warning top University of Tennessee leaders that state funding for the university could be jeopardized if they don't rein in the "Sex Week" program being held this week on the Knoxville campus.
NASHVILLE — Rep. Richard Floyd says he delayed a subcommittee vote on his bill allowing in-state students in the U.S. illegally to pay in-state tuition rates at Tennessee public colleges because he was short a vote.