Tennessee business interests and physicians cranked up their lobbying efforts behind Governor Bill Haslam’s tort reform proposal last week. WPLN’s Jacqueline Fellows and Joe White discuss the popular Republican who’s pushing back on the bill.
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House Republicans have backed off of stripping Tennessee teachers of their collective bargaining rights. WPLN’s Jacqueline Fellows and Joe White explain the newest proposal.
A new education task force will look at streamlining state and federal education regulations. At issue is whether students take too many tests.
Governor Bill Haslam’s first State of the State speech comes at a difficult time for Tennessee: unemployment is on the rise and federal stimulus money is gone. WPLN’s State Capitol Correspondent Joe White joins Jacqueline Fellows for a preview of the Governor’s speech.
Tennessee is one of at least half a dozen states this year that’s considering allowing concealed guns on college campuses. But, colleges are saying, “no thanks.”
Reba McEntire has already earned a place among country music’s most respected performers. But now, it’s official. She, along with veteran singer Jean Shephard and songwriter Bobby Braddock are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
This week, the Tennessee teachers union is planning a rally at the state capitol to try and stop Republican lawmakers from taking away their collective bargaining rights. WPLN’s state capitol correspondent Joe White and Jacqueline Fellows discuss how the fight in Tennessee is different from what unions may lose in Wisconsin.
Hospital patients who go home after a stay in intensive care may leave thinking the worst is over, but 60 to 80 percent are likely going home with a new problem – a brain injury.
Tennessee’s teachers’ unions lost their first round with Senate Republicans last week over ending the union’s collective bargaining power. WPLN’s state capitol correspondent Joe White tells Jacqueline Fellows the measure could face a tougher road in the House.
U.S. Senate committee assignments were finalized last week.
Tennessee Republicans are proposing to elect the state’s Attorney General. WPLN’s Jacqueline Fellows and Joe White discuss the politics of changing a constitutional statute that’s over 100 years old.
Consumer confidence in Middle Tennessee is on the rise, but it won’t necessarily translate into more spending.
Tennessee’s teachers could be in for some big changes under bills sponsored by Republicans. The party may be banking on their new majorities, but State Capitol correspondent Joe White tells WPLN’s Jacqueline Fellows Tennessee’s Republican Governor, Bill Haslam, is putting the brakes on at least one proposal.
The National Red Cross says its blood supply is at a ten-year low because of the severe winter weather. Tennessee residents are being asked to help.
State GOP officials say Memphis Democrat Steve Cohen has gone too far criticizing the Republican-led effort to repeal healthcare reform.
Tennessee’s new House Speaker, Nashville Republican Beth Harwell wasted no time in changing how the chamber will get down to business this year.
Tennessee’s next Speaker of the House will preside over the largest Republican majority the state has ever seen. WPLN’s local Morning Edition host Jacqueline Fellows and state capitol correspondent Joe White discuss the power that lies ahead for the speaker-in-waiting, Nashville Republican Beth Harwell.
Nashville’s librarians are prepping early for what’s become an annual tradition.
The average Tennesseean has 16 prescriptions. That’s the second highest in the nation after West Virginia, but it’s also a slight decline from 18 prescriptions per person just three years ago.
Now that Tennessee’s new census numbers are out, counties will soon begin preparing for changes within their borders.