The state Senate Judiciary Committee is examining a new proposal that would rework the way judges are appointed in Tennessee. How the state picks its top judges has been at issue since last session, but the bill’s sponsor says the legislature must act soon.
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Governor Phil Bredesen says he’ll ask the legislature to extend his deadline for recommending a budget. He says it makes sense to wait to see what kind of stimulus package the Obama administration will propose.
Governor Phil Bredesen’s Energy Task Force will issue its final report in late January, detailing ways the state can lower energy costs.
Michigan-based Hemlock semiconductors announced yesterday that it’s expanding its Michigan production facility and opening a new one in Clarksville. Despite projections predicting next year’s budget could be as much as a billion dollars short, Governor Phil Bredesen says the incentive package offered is worth it.
Former Tennessee Republican Party Chair Chip Saltsman officially announced his bid to chair the Republican National Committee today.
State Republicans have released a list of applicants for the three constitutional officer positions and will hold open interviews for candidates next week.
Tennessee Republicans who are interested in applying for one of the three state constitutional officer positions have until 4:30 today.
The already bleak budget forecast for Tennessee got worse today, as experts presented their projections for the coming year to the state funding board.
While the Republican Party is trying to reinvent itself at the national level, in Tennessee, it’s the Democrats who are doing the soul-searching.
State House Democrats gathered in Nashville last night to select new leadership. House Democratic Leader, Gary Odom, hung on to his post despite a last minute attempt by the governor to unseat him.
State Senator Bill Ketron wants to create a regional water authority for the area around the Duck River to deal with drought issues.
The Senate’s top Republican says Democrat Tim Barnes’ win over write-in incumbent Rosalind Kurita may not hold up.
Democrats in Tennessee were hard to find on election night. Republican John McCain, as expected, carried the state. Democrat Barack Obama posted wins in only six of Tennessee’s 95 counties: Davidson, Haywood, Houston, Jackson, Hardeman and Shelby.
Hunters and anglers, alone, won’t be able to support the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency much longer. TWRA receives no money from the state’s general fund, and agency officials say other sources are drying up.
Clarksville-area democrats selected Tim Barnes as their nominee for state senate last night, the next step in a process to unseat the original winner of this summer’s primary election, State Senator Rosalind Kurita.
All of the seats in the state House of Representatives were up for re-election this year, and while a few faced primary challengers, most came out on top.
Senator Rosalind Kurita of Clarksville beat out her Democratic primary challenger by a mere 19 votes last night.
The deadline for state employees to take or leave a buyout offer comes at midnight.
AT&T Tennessee has become the first to apply for a statewide franchise to offer video and broadband service.
State departments have now explained how they can eliminate more than 2,000 jobs. The plans and reasons, called a “business justification,” were posted online today.