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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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