Bill could release $100k in bridge funds to Scott County

NASHVILLE — Legislation that would return more than $100,000 in taxpayer funding to Scott County for bridge infrastructure improvements cleared the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday. The County Bridge Relief...

Haslam's meth proposal would clamp down on pseudoephedrine sales

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam last week announced new legislation that he says is intended to curb the state’s methamphetamine scourge. The Knoxville Republican, nearing the end of his...

Weston Wamp announces congressional bid

CHATTANOOGA — Weston Wamp is attempting another bid to win his father’s old congressional seat, he announced Monday in Chattanooga. Wamp, the son of former Congressman Zach Wamp, announced that...

Agents raid Lafollette church, seize snakes

  LAFOLLETTE — The church and snake-handling pastor who were among the subjects of National Geographic's recent miniseries, "Snake Salvation," were raided by state authorities Thursday morning. According to the Tennessee...

TVA announces 1.5 percent rate hike

KNOXVILLE — Customers in Tennessee Valley Authority's distribution area will soon see a slight rate increase. The TVA board of directors on Thursday approved a 1.5 percent retail rate...

Yager's Lynn's Law wins approval

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } NASHVILLE — State Senator Ken Yager (R-Harriman) has received full Senate approval for “Lynn’s Law” as the General Assembly prepares to wrap up its...

Ramsey advances judicial shuffle

if( function_exists('ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT') ) { ADDTOANY_SHARE_SAVE_KIT(); } NASHVILLE — Tennessee Republicans, led by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, are moving forward with a redistricting process that will shake up the state’s...

Mining ban to be attempted again

A bill that would ban mountaintop-removal mining in Tennessee has been reintroduced in the state legislature.

Legislation filed to prevent TennCare expansion

NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, filed legislation Thursday to prevent an expansion of TennCare under provisions of the federal health care reform act. The Affordable Care Act, dubbed...

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