- Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms Updated: Apr-29-16 9:32 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.
- Highway worker killed west of Nashville on I-40 Updated: Apr-28-16 5:07 pm
CENTERVILLE, Tennessee - A Tennessee Department of Transportation worker has been killed in Middle Tennessee on Interstate 40 West.
- Tennessee governor signs religious counseling bill into law Updated: Apr-27-16 7:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee's Republican governor said Wednesday that he signed a bill into law that allows mental health counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist's religious or personal beliefs.
- GM making investments at Tennessee and Michigan factories Updated: Apr-27-16 4:56 pm
SPRING HILL, Tennessee - General Motors announced Wednesday that it is spending $790 million to build a new high-efficiency engine at its plant in Tennessee, creating nearly 800 jobs.
- Tennessee AG to appeal recount order on abortion amendment Updated: Apr-26-16 8:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The office of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced on Tuesday that it is going to appeal a federal judge's ruling requiring a recount of a 2014 vote that made it easier to restrict abortions in the state.
- Speaker Harwell's health care task force holds first meeting Updated: Apr-26-16 5:57 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Members of a health care task force assigned with proposing alternatives to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan on Tuesday stressed their desire to include "circuit breakers" to prevent out-of-control costs.
- Motorcyclist dies in accident involving Tennessee officer Updated: Apr-24-16 2:54 pm
HALETOWN, Tennessee - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says an accident involving a patrol officer has left a motorcyclist dead.
- Motorcyclist dies in accident involving Tenn. patrol officer Updated: Apr-24-16 2:14 pm
HALETOWN, Tennessee - The Tennessee Highway Patrol says an accident involving a patrol officer on Interstate 24 has left a motorcyclist dead.
- Lawson out after 3 seasons as Tennessee's strength coach Updated: Apr-22-16 7:17 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - Dave Lawson is no longer part of Tennessee's athletic department after serving as the football team's director of strength and conditioning for the last three seasons.
- Tennessee lawmakers adjourn 109th General Assembly Updated: Apr-22-16 6:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee lawmakers adjourned the 109th General Assembly on Friday without scheduling a veto override session.
- Legislature votes to reduce, eventually eliminate Hall tax Updated: Apr-22-16 5:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Legislature on Friday passed a measure that would reduce and eventually eliminate the Hall tax on investment income.
- Legislature votes to strip funding from UT diversity office Updated: Apr-21-16 9:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State lawmakers voted to send a message that they don't agree with the sexually open and progressive views of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion on the University of Tennessee campus. So the Legislature on Thursday passed a bill stripping it of state funds - a total of nearly $337,000. The money will be used to fund minority scholarships instead.
- Tennessee lawmakers work toward winding down session Friday Updated: Apr-21-16 7:27 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State lawmakers got off to a quick start in January by dismissing a bill seeking to have Tennessee opt out of the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. Then things got complicated.
- A look at the winning and losing legislation in Tennessee Updated: Apr-21-16 6:00 pm
As the Tennessee General Assembly works to adjourn for the year on Friday, here is a look at some of the winning and losing legislation from this year's session.
- Supreme Court justice taking ceremonial oath of office Updated: Apr-21-16 3:32 am
HENDERSON, Tennessee - An investiture ceremony is planned for Monday for Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger Page in the West Tennessee community of Mifflin, where he was raised.
- Lawmakers fail to conclude Tennessee legislative session Updated: Apr-20-16 9:34 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A lengthy debate over a proposed veto override, partisan squabbling and a disagreement over a tax cut have delayed the planned conclusion of the legislative session.
- Veto of Bible as official Tennessee book survives challenge Updated: Apr-20-16 5:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee has a state reptile, a state rock and a state song in the moonshine-themed "Rocky Top." For now, though, the Bible will not be its official state book.
- Senate OKs bill to allow gun carry on Tennessee campuses Updated: Apr-19-16 8:22 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state Senate on Tuesday voted to allow faculty and workers with handgun carry permits to be armed on the campuses of Tennessee public colleges and universities.
- Legislature passes online voter registration bill Updated: Apr-19-16 6:09 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The General Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that would allow Tennesseans to register to vote online.
- GOP leader vows retribution for transgender 'blackmail' Updated: Apr-19-16 5:08 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Republican leader in the Tennessee House vowed retribution Tuesday for companies that spoke out against a transgender bathroom bill, suggesting that lawmakers should consider limiting tax incentives and grants to them.
- House approves Fantasy Sports Tax Act Updated: Apr-19-16 4:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee's Legislature passed a bill that would make clear that fantasy sports betting is legal, but would also regulate it and put a tax on it.
- House passes resolution directing state to sue over refugees Updated: Apr-18-16 9:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A resolution that would order Tennessee to sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program passed Monday in the state House. Senate counterparts previously approved the resolution and would only have to agree to a change that would allow a private law firm to sue on behalf of the state before the measure becomes law.
- Browns owner Haslam fighting deposition order in civil suit Updated: Apr-17-16 12:33 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is fighting a court order for him to testify in a civil lawsuit against the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
- Gun maker Beretta celebrates opening of Tennessee plant Updated: Apr-15-16 4:47 pm
GALLATIN, Tennessee - Italian gun maker Beretta on Friday celebrated the opening of its new manufacturing and research facility in suburban Nashville and announced that it will begin making the U.S. Armed Forces M9 handgun at the plant this summer.
- Democrats want Republican lawmaker punished for Muslim video Updated: Apr-14-16 6:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Three Democrats are demanding that a Republican state lawmaker be disciplined after she distributed a video on Muslims that the General Assembly's legal offices have said is so inflammatory that it could be viewed as religious discrimination.