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  • Georgia governor suggests 'redesign' of Confederate license plate tag

    ATLANTA With a growing list of Southern governors calling for removal of the Confederate battle emblem from their states' license plates, Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday stopped short of doing the same in Georgia. Instead, Deal suggested a "redesign" of...
  • A look at calls to remove Confederate symbols across South

    Following a massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, a bipartisan mix of officials across the country is calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other symbols of the Confederacy. Here's a look at what's happening and what's...
  • Hospital chains can't move home-state Republicans on Obamacare

    Conventional wisdom says big corporations that employ lots of people in a state generally call the shots with local politicians, especially when those corporations are the source of major campaign contributions. But that's not the case in Tennessee. At...
  • Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success

    Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states. Last week alone,...
  • A state-by-state look at governors' trade trips abroad

    U.S. governors have taken or scheduled about 80 trips abroad since the start of 2014, generally focused on boosting exports or recruiting businesses to their states. Here's a look at what each governor has done. ___ ALABAMA Republican Gov. Robert...
  • Tenn officials waiting for gay marriage ruling before action

    In Tennessee, state and local officials say they are taking a wait-and-see approach to the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the state's ban on gay marriage. Asked recently about any preparation, Gov. Bill Haslam said "discussions...
  • Cruz rejects call to drop anti-Shariah activist in Tennessee

    Republican Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is rejecting a call to drop an anti-Shariah activist as his state chairman for Tennessee. Kevin Kookogey, a former chairman of the Williamson County GOP, once criticized Republican Gov. Bill Haslam over the...
  • Haslam says no set goal for how many buyouts needed in Tenn.

    Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has offered more than 2,000 state workers the chance for buyouts but has no set goal for how many employees must agree to leave their jobs before involuntary layoffs are ordered. The Republican governor told reporters...
  • Haslam touts free-tuition program for Tennessee adults

    Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday continued touting his free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults as well as announced equipment grants to help those enrolled in the program get the best training to be successful in the workforce. Tennessee Reconnect is a program...
  • Tenn. AG: Lawmaker insurance info covered by open records

    State Attorney General Herbert Slatery found in a legal opinion released Monday that the cost of lawmakers' health insurance coverage falls under Tennessee's open records laws. Slatery said the amounts spent by the state are not confidential because they...
  • Tennessee Senate kills proposal to make the Bible official state book

    Tennessee Senate kills proposal to make the Bible official state book
    The Tennessee Senate has killed a bill that would have made the Bible the official state book, essentially guaranteeing that the controversial legislation will not be passed this year. Senators voted 22-9 to send the bill, which earlier passed in the...