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  • 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...
  • Tennessee governor not among army of speakers at NRA event

    When more than 70,000 gun enthusiasts descend on Nashville for the National Rifle Association's annual meeting this week, they won't be hearing from one prominent Tennessean: Republican Gov. Bill Haslam. NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker commended the...
  • Tennessee GOP senator gives obscene response to protester

    A state senator who has drawn the ire of supporters of Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal called a protester an obscene name in a video posted to YouTube. The video captures an exchange between a protester and Sen. Todd Gardenhire of...
  • Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam

    A tax attorney who sued for the release of records from Gov. Bill Haslam's administration related to a $350,000 analysis of business tax collections in Tennessee said Tuesday that he likely will appeal a judge's denial of his lawsuit. Attorney Brett...
  • Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan fails again in committee vote

    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans failed again Tuesday, voted down by a key Senate committee a month after it was defeated in a special legislative session. The Senate Commerce Committee...
  • Haslam-owned truck-stop company settles 4 rebate fraud cases

    Four trucking companies have settled lawsuits against the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam claiming Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J fraudulently withheld fuel rebates and discounts from customers....
  • Haslam urges lawmakers to look beyond politics on Medicaid

    Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday urged fellow Republicans to look beyond political considerations as they prepare to vote on a revived version of his Insure Tennessee proposal. Haslam told reporters that he spent the weekend talking to fellow Republicans on...
  • 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...
  • Haslam undaunted by difficult prospects for Insure Tennessee

    Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that he is willing to risk a second defeat of his Insure Tennessee proposal to highlight the need for improving health standards in the state. The Republican governor told reporters after a prayer breakfast at Lipscomb...
  • Task force examines Tennessee sentencing laws, recidivism

    A task force formed by Gov. Bill Haslam to examine Tennessee's sentencing structure and look at ways to reduce the state's high recidivism rate is scheduled to meet Thursday in Nashville. It will be the group's fourth meeting since its formation last...