Nearly half of the Tennessee Senate has signed on to a bill that would keep the state from expanding its Medicaid program as envisioned under Obamacare.
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Tennessee Republican Bob Corker’s GAIN Act has passed the Senate. As WPLN’s Nina Cardona reports, it’s a plan to spur development of new antibiotics that work on drug-resistant “superbugs.”
The debate in Congress over off-shore drilling splits mostly along party lines. Pro and con. Black and white. Judging by his votes on a series of bills this week, Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper sees more shades of gray.
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is cosponsoring a bill to reverse provisions of the healthcare overhaul plan that he says make the tax code more complex.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ regional commander says communication problems during the May flood will lead to changes in how the agency operates.
Mayor Karl Dean says Nashville officials had to lean more on their own instincts than the predictions of weather and water experts during the May flood.
Congressman Jim Cooper had harsh words for the Army Corps of Engineers during a Senate hearing Thursday. He says lack of communication about dam releases during May’s flood amounted to surprising local officials with a “water bomb.”
Tennessee’s state budget won’t be enacted any earlier than the last week in May. The state Senate decided today to take next week off.
Frist, the one-time Republican majority leader, says he’s proud of the Obama administration for addressing what he called an “inexcusable” gap in healthcare coverage. That’s even though the law passed narrowly, with only Democratic support.
In a cover story for Newsweek Magazine, the senator calls on schools to graduate students more efficiently.
A political novice is taking on the state Senate’s longest-serving member.
Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander says it’s dangerous to write laws dealing with end of life decisions.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker will not vote to confirm Sonia Sotomayor when her Supreme Court nomination goes before the full Senate.
Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper calls the president’s support a huge step towards making Pay-as-you-go the law of the land.
A bill regulating traffic cameras in Tennessee passed out of the state House Finance committee Tuesday.
Last night the state senate passed a version of the so-called “guns in parks” bill, which would allow handgun-carry permit holders to bring their weapons into state and local parks.