Election ’18: Boyd touts momentum as endorsements swell

KNOXVILLE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd announced a new round of endorsements on Monday, bringing the number of county and city mayors across Tennessee who have endorsed his...

TCAP won’t count, state says

NASHVILLE — TN Ready, the beleaguered statewide assessment being administered in public schools this week and last, will not count against students, teachers or schools, state legislators agreed last...

State attorney general intervenes in opioids lawsuit

NASHVILLE — The office of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced Wednesday, March 21, that Slatery has filed motions to intervene in three lawsuits brought by district...

Haslam proposes $30 million for school safety

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam on Tuesday proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget proposal to...

January was Tennessee’s third-deadliest fire month in eight years

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Fire Marshal's Office is urgently renewing its call that residents turn their focus to fire prevention after January was the third-deadliest month for fire deaths...

Administrations of Trump, Haslam take opposing stances on health care funding

NASHVILLE — As the health care debate heats back up in the nation’s capital, the administration of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is taking a stance that could put it...

Duncan to bid Congress goodbye after three decades

KNOXVILLE — Jimmy Duncan, R-Knoxville, the long-serving congressman in Tennessee’s 2nd District, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election next year. Duncan, who has strong Scott County ties, was...

Corker, Alexander explain health care votes

WASHINGTON — While Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., says he sides with President Donald Trump on the need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but says the 350,000 Tennesseans...

State announces lowest-ever unemployment rate

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips last week announced Tennessee’s unemployment rate for June 2017 was 3.6 percent, the...

Perdue endorses Boyd for governor

HUNTSVILLE — The Tennessee gubernatorial primary is months away, but the jockeying for position among Republican candidates to succeed Bill Haslam has already begun, with Randy Boyd announcing Wednesday that...

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