NASHVILLE -- Plans are back on track for the Tennessee Department of Transportation's proposed new $32 million regional transportation headquarters in Chattanooga.
At first it was the union types. Then groups of parents grew frustrated. And now even the state's school superintendents are piling on criticism of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.
NASHVILLE — Parents and educators voiced their support for Tennessee’s new Common Core State Standards for public education today in advance of a state Senate Education Committee hearing on the issue later this afternoon.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday he has not offered specific incentives for Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant to resist efforts by the United Auto Workers to unionize the factory.
NASHVILLE -- A Middle Tennessee school director said he was discouraged from testifying before a legislative panel on behalf of new student benchmarks after Gov. Bill Haslam's chief of staff learned he also had signed a petition criticizing Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman on other issues.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam today said he has not offered specific incentives for Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant based on the German auto manufacturer resist efforts by the United Auto Workers to unionize the factory.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says in a letter to school superintendents that he's "disappointed" by their open criticism of his education chief Kevin Huffman and wants them to take a "fresh approach to communications" with the commissioner.
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says in a letter to Tennessee's school superintendents that he's "disappointed" by their open criticism of his education chief Kevin Huffman and wants them to take a "fresh approach to communications" with the commissioner.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Department of Transportation officials’ plans for a $32 million regional headquarters in Chattanooga have taken an unexpected detour.
NASHVILLE — State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman makes no apologies for a sharp-elbowed approach that now has nearly half of Tennessee's local school directors up in arms about his management style and policies.
NASHVILLE — Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is making no apologies for his controversial 9/11 Twitter post that accused Democratic President Barack Obama of aligning with al-Qaida in Syria's civil war.
NASHVILLE - State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman today said he has not moved too quickly on school reforms despite a letter signed by some 60 local school superintendents calling for his boss, Gov. Bill Haslam, and state lawmakers to rein him in.
A top House Democrat is demanding copies of correspondence between Gov. Bill Haslam and Volkswagen officials, saying he has learned the governor may have offered additional incentives to the German automaker in an effort to head off unionization efforts at VW's Chattanooga assembly plant.
NASHVILLE — Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey's tweet Wednesday charging President Barack Obama with attempting to "ally" the U.S. with al-Qaida in Syria's civil war is generating demands by Democrats that he apologize.
NASHVILLE - Republican Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey's tweet today charging President Barack Obama with attempting to "ally" the U.S. with al-Qaeda in Syria's civil war is generating demands by Democrats that he apologize.
NASHVILLE — The tumult continues at Tennessee's Democratic Party with the organization's executive director quitting.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., is pushing back on a conservative women's group's decision to endorse his GOP primary opponent, state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville.
NASHVILLE — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Monday that President Barack Obama's call for U.S. military strikes punishing Syria's regime over alleged use of chemical weapons poses too many unknown risks and could backfire.
NASHVILLE — A national conservative women’s group today endorsed Republican state Rep. Jim Tracy in his challenge to 4th Congressional District Congressman Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., citing what it called DesJarslais’ “abandonment of his core principles.”
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander today said he will vote no on a resolution to authorize a limited military strike on Syria over the country's alleged use of chemical weapons on its own people.
NASHVILLE — Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says he supports ongoing efforts to offer health benefits to same-sex partners of workers on the city's payroll.
NASHVILLE — Fellow Democrats chanted "Run Sara, run!" during the party's annual fundraiser over the weekend in support of former Tennessee Regulatory Authority Chairman Sara Kyle, who is weighing a challenge to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in 2014.
NASHVILLE— Offering health benefits to same-sex partners of public employees has been approved by Collegedale commissioners, and Chattanooga and Knoxville officials are considering doing the same.
NASHVILLE — The head of Tennessee's Democratic Party, Roy Herron, says he's ready to rumble with the state's majority Republicans, but right now Herron has a fight closer to home.
Nearly 700 employees will vacate state office buildings in downtown Chattanooga by next April and relocate into leased offices at what was once the city’s biggest manufacturer and its first shopping mall.
Republican 4th Congressional District hopeful Jim Tracy says President Barack Obama’s “lack of a strategic plan” for use of U.S. military force in Syria deserves a no vote when a vote on intervention comes up in Congress.
The United Auto Workers and Volkswagen are pushing ahead on talks related to the set up of a possible works council at the automaker's Chattanooga plant, but Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he still has concerns about the union gaining a toehold at the factory.
NASHVILLE — Republican Kevin Kookogey said today that after spending months preparing to become the Tea Party activists’ choice to oppose U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., he is suspending plans to enter the race.
NASHVILLE - Amid reports that Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers have begun negotiations for a works council at VW's Chattanooga plant, Gov. Bill Haslam said today he continues to have concerns about unions obtaining a toe hold.
NASHVILLE - Republicans U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher today announced plans to team up on a bill requiring the federal government notify taxpayers when the Internal Revenue Service accesses their tax returns or other information.
NASHVILLE —With no statewide elected office holders to call their own, Tennessee Democrats say they're counting on U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., to "energize" the troops at the state party's annual Jackson Day Dinner this Saturday.
NASHVILLE — When the Tennessee Democratic Party holds its annual fundraiser Saturday, the already beleaguered party is expected to take another hit: One of its traditionally big supporters, organized labor, is planning to keep its wallet tightly shut.
NASHVILLE — Two would-be challengers to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told tea party activists Saturday they each would step aside for the other if he proved to be the GOP right's stronger candidate in Republicans' 2014 Senate primary.
NASHVILLE — Ministers in Chattanooga and four other cities across the state on Thursday held prayer-filled vigils urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, the GOP-led Legislature and the Obama administration to find a compromise allowing Tennessee to expand its Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act.
NASHVILLE — Ministers from across Tennessee gathered before the state Capitol today for a prayer-filled call on Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, the GOP-led Legislature and the Obama administration to find a compromise allowing the state to expand its Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee unnecessarily paid out $1.47 million in health benefits during 2012 for 24 people whom state auditors say weren't eligible to be in the state's high-risk health insurance pool for the uninsurable.
NASHVILLE — A week after the release of a poll that suggests Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander would be vulnerable to a "credible conservative" in the GOP primary next year, the Alexander campaign says its own new poll shows the Tennessee lawmaker is in a "very strong position" to fend off GOP rivals.
NASHVILLE — Local governments can prohibit the discharge of firearms within their jurisdictions in most cases, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper says in a newly released legal opinion.
NASHVILLE – The director of Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts, Elizabeth (Libby) Sykes, announced today she plans to retire by year’s end.
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Tea Party and national conservative groups are hoping to find the Volunteer State equivalent of a Rand Paul or a Ted Cruz to mount a primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
NASHVILLE — Former Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester said Thursday he is filing complaints against Republican Gov. Bill Haslam for failing to disclose personal payments the governor made after his 2010 campaign to political consultant Tom Ingram, a registered lobbyist, for advice.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said today the U.S. “should continue to try to be a voice of calm in Egypt” as the nation’s military-led government cracks down on Muslim Brotherhood protesters.
NASHVILLE — Former Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester announced today he is filing complaints against Republican Gov. Bill Haslam over "secret" personal payments the governor made to political consultant Tom Ingram, a registered lobbyist Forrester said is also working on Haslam's political campaign.
NASHVILLE — Hamilton County is now the lone holdout among the state's four biggest counties on a growing program that offers free community college tuition and mentors for soon-to-be high school graduates.
Efforts this year by the nation's largest for-profit online education company to open a second and third statewide virtual school under contract with Campbell County schools are a no-go with the state at least for now.
NASHVILLE — The State Building Commission this week approved the "decommissioning" of the Chattanooga State Office Building and James R. Mapp Building as Tennessee officials prepare to lease up to 129,000 square feet of commercial space for state agencies.
NASHVILLE – Efforts this year by the nation's largest for-profit online education company to open a second statewide virtual school under contract with Campbell County schools are a no-go with the state for now.
NASHVILLE — The Haslam administration plans to go before a state agency on Aug. 19 with recommendations on which Chattanooga landlord should win a contract to lease office space to the state.
WINCHESTER, Tenn. — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais kicked off his 2014 re-election campaign Wednesday by dismissing fellow Republicans’ attempts to unseat him and asking voters to back him for having “stood up to President Barack Obama and his far-left allies.”
WINCHESTER, Tenn. — U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais today officially launched his 2014 re-election bid today with the besieged South Pittsburg physician saying he is undeterred by two well-funded fellow Republicans aiming to topple him in the GOP primary.