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  • Tennessee House votes to make Bible official state book

    The Tennessee state House ignored serious constitutional concerns — and the wishes of Republican leaders in the Statehouse— in voting to make the holy Bible the official state book. The chamber approved the measure 55-38 on Wednesday. It is...
  • Effort to make the Bible Tennessee's official book bogs down

    A proposal from a Republican lawmaker and former pastor to declare the Bible the official book of Tennessee is running into stiff opposition from top members of his own party, while the state attorney general is calling it unconstitutional. Efforts to...
  • Tenn. senator says vasectomy 'more stringent' than abortion

    A Tennessee state senator who made headlines recently for cussing out a protester on YouTube has returned to the spotlight by comparing vasectomies to abortions. During a Senate debate Tuesday about a measure that would require a 48-hour waiting period...
  • Hogan bets Maryland crabs against Memphis ribs

    Hogan bets Maryland crabs against Memphis ribs
    Gov. Larry Hogan and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam didn't mess around when it came to a friendly wager on tonight's women's NCAA tournament game between No. 1 seed Maryland and No. 2 seed Tennessee in the Spokane region final. Hogan, confident the Terps...
  • Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall

    Governors: No clear plan if health care subsidies fall
    Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation's governors gathered in...
  • Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level

    Republican lawmakers hold the line against Obamacare at state level
    As President Obama fights in Congress and the courts to preserve the nation's sweeping healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act faces still another threat to its viability: Republicans in statehouses, many bucking governors of their own party eager to...
  • When a state blocks Obamacare, ERs close: The lesson of Louisiana

    When a state blocks Obamacare, ERs close: The lesson of Louisiana
    Baton Rouge, La., is about to lose one of its crucial hospital emergency rooms, and the reason is clear: The administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal has refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and won't put up any other money to keep the...
  • Obama to propose free community college program for up to 9 million students

    Obama to propose free community college program for up to 9 million students
    The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." But administration officials provided no details about the program's costs or where the...
  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights ahead of Supreme Court ruling

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • Pre-K-14

    President Barack Obama's proposal last week to make tuition free for students attending community colleges would have far-reaching consequences for higher education in this country. In effect, it would transform the first two years of college into an...
  • Obama's Free College Proposal Could Be 'Game-Changer' For State's Students

    Obama's Free College Proposal Could Be 'Game-Changer' For State's Students
    Connecticut's elected officials and educators were enthusiastic Friday about the proposal by President Barack Obama to provide two years of free community college tuition to millions of students who maintain good enough grades, with one educator saying...