- Rules proposed for school accountability Updated: May-26-16 6:04 am
WASHINGTON - Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most.
- Haslam still unready to support Trump until after meeting Updated: May-13-16 8:45 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam still isn't ready yet to throw his support behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
- Longtime Tennessean political reporter Daughtrey dead at 76 Updated: May-13-16 8:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Larry Daughtrey, a longtime political reporter and columnist for The Tennessean newspaper, has died. He was 76.
- Senate approves $37.5B measure to fund energy, water Updated: May-12-16 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday approved a $37.5 billion measure to fund energy and water programs next year, the first of the 12 spending bills lawmakers must approve to keep the government operating.
- Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons to leave Haslam cabinet Updated: May-11-16 5:54 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Bill Gibbons is stepping down as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety this summer, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday.
- Senate blocks measure to forbid buys of Iran 'heavy water' Updated: May-11-16 11:31 am
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort aimed at undercutting last year's landmark international nuclear deal with Iran.
- Senate's power brokers are aging; several to seek new terms Updated: May-08-16 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Millennials have emerged as the nation's largest living generation yet that demographic shift isn't reflected in the upper reaches of the Republican-controlled Senate, where the body's oldest members are the power brokers.
- State targets Republicans in spending for Facebook ads Updated: May-04-16 4:51 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state's economic development agency has spent more than $18,000 on Facebook ads aimed at supporters of Tennessee's top Republican officials, and none on Democrats.