Ramsey said one proposal being weighed by state lawmakers would calculate a tax based on weight, making truckers, especially those passing through the state, contribute heavily.
House Speaker Beth Harwell easily beat her opponent on Wednesday for over control of the state’s lower chamber, marking the second time in a week that the Tennessee Republican Party overwhelmed a tea party effort to get into leadership.
Metro Schools will get $33 million from the federal government over the next four years to expand pre-kindergarten – an amount that comes close to how much the district got from the much-heralded Race to the Top program.
The decision to hand over East Nashville’s Kirkpatrick Elementary to charter school operator KIPP Academy was put on hold Tuesday night.
The administration has outlined a series of steps in an effort to “support teachers.”
Obama took off his jacket, rolled up his sleeves and answered for about an hour sitting on a stool in a small room in Caza Azafran on Nolensville Pike.
Volkswagen has formally recognized the United Auto Workers after a years-long effort by the union to organize at the Chattanooga plant. A note was distributed to its 1,500 hourly employees Monday afternoon.
TennCare hired Northrop Grumman to build a system that supposed to be done a year and a half ago and remains nowhere near complete.
A new $35 million building, across the street from Nissan’s factory in Smyrna, will serve as both an extension of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Murfreesboro, as well as a training center for Nissan.
Higher education officials say tuition covers a little more half of the total price tag of community college. The school still has to dish out about $3,000 per student.
What are the odds that Nashville will get a nonstop flight route to Japan? “Ten years ago, you’d be better off getting a lottery ticket,” according to one analyst, who is now a bit more optimistic.
The number of Tennesseans on Medicaid has shot up by 120,000 since the beginning of the year, according to newly released data from TennCare.
Devaney’s opponent was state representative Joe Carr — who notched 41 percent of the Republican vote against Lamar Alexander during the August primary — and he painted the state’s Republican party as a fractured body in need of repair.
If approved, the 119-acre site could be mothballed by June. According to the Davidson County Assessor’s office, the property is valued at $4.2 million.
The governor said Friday morning he’s been talking with the White House about funding an alternative expansion plan for Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income residents.
Meetings at Nashville’s Madison and Neely’s Bend middle schools — over which of the two low-performing schools will be taken over by the state — turned contentious last night. The nearly two-hour discussions attracted parents, teachers, school officials and a handful of students.
On Wednesday night, an email from the White House popped into the inbox of Renata Soto, who leads the non-profit Conexion Americas: Obama would be coming.
Formerly found on 91.1, WRVU was the college radio station controlled by Vanderbilt until June 2011, when Nashville Public Radio purchased the station for $3.3 million and turned it into a classical music station.
The man who integrated SEC basketball will be honored at Thursday night’s Vanderbilt game. Nashville native Perry Wallace began playing for the university in 1966. And at the time, he angered many at the school for telling the world it was a cold and lonely place for black students.
Metro Schools has come to a decision on which elementary will be handed over to charter operator KIPP Academy. Kirkpatrick will be making a year-by-year conversion starting next fall, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon.