The conservative wing of the Tennessee legislature has accused House leadership of being too cozy with the governor’s office. Bill Haslam is defending his ties, suggesting coziness is preferred over conflict.
While they hoped for more, Nashville immigrants cheered President Obama’s announcement to focus deportation efforts on criminals. Legislators want Governor Bill Haslam to file suit.
Governor Bill Haslam said this week that raising Tennessee’s minimum wage would be a non-starter in the legislature. But the U.S. Secretary of Labor believes a majority of Tennesseans would welcome such a pay hike.
Republicans picked up a few more seats in the state legislature. Knoxville teacher and Democratic state Rep. Gloria Johnson fell to challenger Eddie Smith, who got big help from the state’s Republican Party.
The number of statistics, court cases and changes in law regarding abortion in Tennessee can be overwhelming for voters going to the polls tomorrow. To help you navigate the slew of information, we did a little work for you.
More than 13,000 people voted in Davidson County on the final day of early voting — even though only a few hundred a day were showing up during the first few days.
Ads dominating the airwaves for and against Tennessee’s abortion amendment still may find a receptive audience. A sizeable share of voters haven’t made up their minds.
Cesar Bautista, 26, is one of about a dozen canvassers who are planning to knock on the doors of some 4,000 voters before the Nov. 4 election.
By comparison, more people are voting every day in Knox County than over five days in Davidson County.
Advocates of defeating any of the four constitutional amendments on the November ballot are pushing Tennesseans to also cast a vote for governor – any candidate will do. The motivation springs from a state law linking the fate of the amendments to the total votes for governor.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander worked the words “regulating mud puddles” into nearly every answer at a candidate forum hosted by the Farm Bureau. He’s referring to new rules under the Clean Water Act governing navigable waterways. Mud puddles have become one of his most-used jabs at the White House during his reelection campaign.
Since Alexander’s primary challenger Joe Carr took 41 percent of the Republican vote, Alexander knows that converting his supporters will be important in the election.
Several voters in Putnam County said closely-held religion views brought them to the polls.
Republicans may be discrediting the non-partisan Government Accountability Office findings, but Democrats are holding press conferences to say, essentially, “We told you so.”
Right now, the governor has most of the power (through appointment) and Vote Yes on 2 advocates want to keep it that way.
Just around 6 percent of the city’s annual budget goes to funding sidewalks. But half of that money is used for repairs, not installing new ones.
One way Gordon Ball is attempting to broaden his statewide appeal is adopting at least a few positions shared by Tea Partier Joe Carr.
There are many moving parts that will ultimately decide if Nashville’s first in earnest mass transit project will come to fruition, but whether the city’s next political leader will see the project through is key.
Governor Bill Haslam denies that his support for Common Core is softening. The questions arise because he’s spent more time defending “higher standards” than specifically Common Core in recent months.
Tennessee has its first Republican Attorney General in nearly 150 years.