NASHVILLE — It began last summer with Democrat Sara Kyle saying she was seriously considering challenging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in his bid for a second term in 2014.
NASHVILLE — Christmas will come a little late for Tennessee tax collectors in 2013, but come it will beginning Jan. 1 with officials expecting a multimillion-dollar revenue boost as online retailing giant Amazon.com starts collecting state sales taxes on items it sells.
NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Board of Regents today unanimously approved William Seymour as the next president of Cleveland State Community College.
NASHVILLE — Two hundred and thirty-five thousands tons of salts: check.
NASHVILLE — State officials and area legislators think they're within striking distance of a deal to resume easy reissuing of driver's licenses following complaints about the Department of Safety closing its reinstatement center in Hamilton County.
NASHVILLE — Veteran Tennessee GOP political strategist Chip Saltsman is seeking a new gig as state House Republicans' 2014 campaign consultant, GOP sources tell the Times Free Press.
NASHVILLE - Veteran Tennessee GOP political strategist Chip Saltsman is seeking a new gig as state House Republicans' 2014 campaign consultant, GOP sources tell the Times Free Press.
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Education Association has named Carolyn Crowder, an experienced education leader, as the state's largest teacher group's new executive director.
NASHVILLE — Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Lowe Finney says he intends to file legislation banning state contractors like Jones Lang LaSalle from profiting in the future by their own recommendations to Tennessee government.
NASHVILLE -- Increased costs next year in TennCare, the state's Medicaid health program, threaten to gobble up to 60 percent of all new revenue in the state's upcoming 2015 budget, according to Gov. Bill Haslam and other officials.
NASHVILLE - A top TennCare official said today he doesn’t see see the state continuing with its Cover Tennessee program for an estimated 15,400 residents beyond Jan. 1 despite President Barack Obama’s offer last week to let people keep current health plans for a year if they wish.
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools officials say they're under financial siege from rapidly multiplying charter schools. And the state's three other large school districts -- including Hamilton County -- fear they're next.
NASHVILLE — While U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., runs for re-election as a problem-solving conservative interested in "getting results," his GOP primary opponent, Joe Carr, claims he's gotten Alexander to follow his lead on some issues dear to tea party voters.
Gov. Bill Haslam had a "frank and open conversation" Thursday with a top German labor official who has voiced support for a works council labor board at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, a Haslam spokesman says.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam had a "frank and open conversation" today with a top German labor official who has voiced support for a works council labor board at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, a Haslam spokesman says.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam is defending his administration from a new state Comptroller audit criticizing what occurred on the already-controversial real estate management contract with Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle.
NASHVILLE - The Haslam administration’s controversial outsourcing of its real estate management functions is drawing new criticism, this time in the form of a just-released state Comptroller’s audit that chides officials over how they developed the contract with a private contractor.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says he expects next year's state budget will be his toughest yet given increased demands in K-12 education and TennCare coupled with revenues coming in below estimates.
NASHVILLE - Gov. Bill Haslam says he expects next year’s state budget will be his toughest yet given increased demands in K-12 education and TennCare coupled with revenues coming in below estimates.
NASHVILLE — Armed with evidence that Tennessee's education reforms are paying off, Gov. Bill Haslam is showing little need to give on issues like school vouchers and big changes to Common Core standards sought by some conservatives.
NASHVILLE — Former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen is part of the bipartisan consensus that the roll-out of online insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act has been a flop.
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. — After Tennessee students "blew away" the competition on a national exam and made the state the fastest-improving in the union, Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman took a break from their victory lap to set their sights on a new goal.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam concedes he has a "very difficult needle to thread" in persuading fellow Republicans in the state Legislature and the Democratic Obama administration to accept his plan to expand Medicaid for at least 180,000 Tennesseans.
NASHVILLE -- Some 387,000 Tennesseans, 654,000 Georgians and 270,000 Alabamians now uninsured or purchasing health insurance on their own will be eligible for subsidies to help pay for coverage next year under the federal health law, according to a new analysis.
NASHVILLE - A new analysis finds that 387,000 Tennesseeans and 654,000 Georgians are eligible for tax credits if they buy their health care policies on the online insurance exchanges created under the federal Affordable Care Act.
NASHVILLE — State lawmakers hit the books on Monday, or rather the state Textbook Commission, as they began hearings on complaints raised by social conservatives about some instructional materials approved by the state for public schools.
NASHVILLE — Citing differences with Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron over campaign technology and political philosophy, the head of the state House Democratic Caucus on Monday confirmed reports that he intends to step down from his leadership role in late January.
NASHVILLE — Citing differences with Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron over campaign technology and political philosophy, the head of the state House Democratic Caucus today confirmed reports that he intends to step down from his leadership role in late January.
NASHVILLE -- It's probably not a bad idea for Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to crank up his 2014 re-election campaign, as he plans to do Thursday with his first major Chattanooga fundraiser.
NASHVILLE — In a very old building that has witnessed unceasing turmoil and countless back stabbings — not to mention having four people entombed within its walls or buried on its grounds — you might expect talk about things going bump in the night.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says the most recent figure the state has on Tennesseans successfully enrolling in the troubled federal health insurance exchange comes to just a few hundred, but the Republican isn't sure whether he erred by refusing to create the state's own online marketplace.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says the most recent figure the state has on Tennesseans successfully enrolling in the troubled federal health insurance exchange comes to just a few hundred, but the Republican isn’t sure whether or not he erred by refusing to create the state’s own online marketplace.
NASHVILLE -- Senate Judiciary Committee members on Thursday went into executive session to review Tennessee Bureau of Investigation files and consider whether there is sufficient evidence to go forward with a process to remove 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb from office.
NASHVILLE -- Calling Congress "broken," Knoxville attorney Terry Adams says he has filed to run as a Democrat in the 2014 U.S. Senate race.
Senate Judiciary Committee members this afternoon voted to go into executive session as they review Tennessee Bureau of Investigation files and consider whether there is sufficient evidence to go forward with a process to remove 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb from office.
NASHVILLE — Calling Congress "broken," Knoxville attorney Terry Adams says he has filed to run as a Democrat in the 2014 U.S. Senate race.
NASHVILLE — State Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah, says he will renew his push to require voters' consent before cities can annex their property, even as a state study panel says it may need more time for its annexation recommendations.
NASHVILLE — A first-of-its-kind state report finds 5,478 confirmed cases of bullying in Tennessee schools last year with 255 or 4.6 percent of them occurring in Hamilton County.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee schools had 7,555 reported cases of bullying last year, according to a new report from the state Department of Education.
Stalled work on the new lock for Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga is expected to ultimately get a boost after a normally divided U.S. House on Wednesday gave a whopping bipartisan approval to a major water infrastructure bill.
The U.S. House this afternoon passed its first water projects bill in years with Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., calling the measure a “step in the right direction” toward restarting construction of a new lock for Chickamauga Dam.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee transportation officials today announced the startup of a new funding program to help support local construction of sidewalks, bus shelters, park-and-ride facilities as well as bicycle lanes.
NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is criticizing GOP challenger Jim Tracy for saying in an email he was “proud” to get support from the head of the Tea Party Leadership Fund.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee River users are defending U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander as critics attack his move to authorize money to complete a major Ohio River dam project, saying it plays into a wider effort to restart stalled work on the Chickamauga Dam lock in Chattanooga.
NASHVILLE - A new audit reveals a deputy commissioner at the state’s Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities last year improperly quashed two “substantiated allegations of misconduct” involving the death of two agency clients served by a private contractor.
NASHVILLE - Tennessee is among seven states selected to participate in a “ground-breaking” demonstration project aimed at keeping more children safely in their homes instead of putting them into foster care, officials said today.
NASHVILLE — Republican Senate candidate Joe Carr is up with his first ad, a 30-second spot slamming U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., for his including money for a Ohio River lock and dam in last week's budget package that ended the government shutdown.
NASHVILLE — Republican Senate candidate Joe Carr has come out with his first television ad, a 30-second spot slamming U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., for his including money for a Ohio River lock and dam in last week’s budget package that ended the government shutdown.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam and lobbyist and political consultant Tom Ingram have maintained for months that none of Ingram's advice to Haslam, which the governor paid for secretly out of his own pocket, involved campaign consulting for his 2014 re-election bid.
NASHVILLE — Watch out, Washington: "Walmart moms" say they're angry, even disgusted over the antics that led to a partial government shutdown and left the nation tottering on the brink of defaulting on its bills.