Banning the project outright didn’t happen. So supporters dodged a bullet.Read more ›
Tennessee’s top lawyer says there’s no reason the governor, legislators and several staff members need to show up in Chattanooga next week. Attorney General Bob Cooper has moved to block subpoenas issued as part of a hearing into the failed union vote at Volkswagen.
State lawmakers are effectively reserving the right to veto Nashville’s proposed bus rapid transit proposal, known as the Amp. The bill now on its way to the governor ensures one way or another, the legislature will revisit the issue.
Here’s a break own of some of the basics, in light of the bill that just passed the General Assembly.
Tennesseans will face a new limit on how much cold and allergy medicine they can buy containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to cook meth.
The Nashville Film Festival opens tonight with one of its biggest schedules in the event’s history, but the festival still has room for a pair of short films from scripts written by Nashville school kids.Read more ›
With the state legislature just short of finishing a bill targeting Nashville’s high profile-bus proposal, known as the Amp, and session poised to end Thursday, a potential compromise has emerged from talks with lawmakers and the governor’s office.Read more ›
Congressional Democrats are now looking into whether Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam may have broken federal labor laws. Recently-leaked documents show he offered Volkswagen money based on the outcome of a union vote.Read more ›
The bill was one of two bills the U.S. Chamber of Commerce lobbied for that passed the House on Wednesday.Read more ›
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean wouldn’t give a “yes” or “no” to any of the initiatives in Metro Schools’ budget presentation Wednesday, which asked for $32.5 million more than last year.Read more ›
Clarksville Senator Mark Green’s plan would’ve still collected the portion of the tax that goes to local governments.Read more ›
Wayne Brezinka’s multi-media portrait is partly constructed of historical artifacts from the 1860s.Read more ›
Methamphetamine, Nashville’s proposed bus line, and a new statewide test tied to the Common Core: All three have led to dueling proposals in the state House and Senate, and all three are being hashed out by select groups of six lawmakers, known as conference committees.Read more ›
The Obama Administration is using a patched-up bridge in Nashville to make it’s case for putting more money into the federal Highway Trust Fund.Read more ›
Despite being targeted with a critical radio ad from Americans for Prosperity, Governor Bill Haslam says cutting the Hall income tax is not priority number one.Read more ›
Democrats are claiming victory for a series of legislative misfires over the last two days, pointing to the demise of a pair of controversial gun bills as well as a hard-fought school vouchers plan. But the bills’ failures may have as much to do with Republican infighting.Read more ›
Metro Schools will ask Nashville Mayor Karl Dean to foot the bill on a pay raise for both teachers and support staff. Their request comes after Governor Bill Haslam cancelled his plan for a statewide increase in teacher salaries due to flagging tax revenues.Read more ›
A bill to let Tennesseans carry guns in the open without a permit was voted down Monday night in committee. The House sponsor had been poised to try to circumvent the usual process of vetting bills, but now it seems that won’t be happening.Read more ›
Charter schools trying to open in Tennessee could soon get permission directly from the state school board, if their local school district refuses. Legislation letting the state function as a so-called “charter authorizer” is on its way to the governor.Read more ›
Team management says Barry Trotz has been off his game for the last two years. After being hired in 1997, he spent 15 seasons in Nashville (the lock out year doesn’t count), which made him the NHL’s longest-serving coach with a single team – until now.Read more ›
Lawmakers could be within just a few votes of letting Tennesseans carry a gun in the open without a permit. The proposal passed the state Senate last week, and its House sponsor is taking an unusual step to try and force immediate action.Read more ›
When lawmakers agreed this spring to let grocery stores sell wine, many thought they were done for the year legislating which stores can sell what alcohol. Maybe not, though. A bill to also let grocery stores sell high gravity beer is close to passing.Read more ›