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You Can Now Bring Guns To Parks In Tennessee

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

A Tennessee law allowing guns in parks is now on the books. Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill Friday that allows gun owners with permits to bring...

Sam Levine

Tennessee Wants To Make It Easier To Carry Guns In Parks Days Before NRA Convention | Sam Levine | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow individuals to carry a weapon in public parks. The sponsor said the measure would allow pe...

Tennessee Supports Ideology Over People

Madison Lawson | Posted 04.19.2015 | College
Madison Lawson

With no other alternative in place or even proposed, nearly 300,000 Tennesseans remain without health insurance.

Politics Versus Economics and the Enduring Mystery of Medicaid Expansion

James Moore | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
James Moore

Humans might not be the only casualties of the political standoff over provisions of the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid. Rural hospitals may begin to disappear because of lost revenues.

Conservative GOP Governors Are Accepting Obamacare

John A. Tures | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Many GOP governors who loudly condemned Obamacare are secretly signing up for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion. They aren't just Republicans in Democrat states. A growing number are from Southern conservative states, like Alabama and Tennessee.

Another GOP Gov. Gives In To Obamacare Reality

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

By Timothy Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec 15 (Reuters) - Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will call a special session of the state Legisl...

Tennessee Gov. Nabs Top GOP Spot

AP | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been elected as the next chairman of the Republican Governors Association. He'll take the ...

Charles Brown Defeated By Bill Haslam In 2014 Tennessee Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democrat Charles Brown was defeated by incumbent Bill Haslam (R) in the 2014 race for Tennessee governor on Tuesday. Brown is a retired engineer wi...

Bill Haslam Re-Elected As Tennessee Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Bill Haslam was re-elected as Tennessee's governor on Tuesday. Haslam defeated Democrat Charles Brown, a retired engineer. Below, mo...

Tennesee Governor Election Results: Bill Haslam Defeats Charles Brown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) was re-elected on Tuesday. Haslam defeated Democrat Charles Brown. Below, more live updates on the 2014 midterm e...

Sticker Shock

David Shayne | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
David Shayne

Perhaps when the next election rolls around Secretary Hargett will hand out temporary tattoos, the kind little kids like. That way, even voters' children could become his own walking billboards. Given what I've seen this year, I wouldn't be surprised.

Dem Gubernatorial Nominee Wants To Send Governor To Electric Chair

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Charlie Brown, a retired engineer with no political experience but interesting views, was chosen Thursday as the Democratic nominee for governor of Te...

Guns Allegedly Found At National Guard Armory Shooting Suspect's Home

AP | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police found a store of firearms Thursday at the home of a 15-year-old boy charged with shooting a longtime member of the N...

Laura Bassett

State Enacts Law To Incarcerate Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill into law on Tuesday that is the first law in the country to authorize the arrest and incarceration of...

Dave Jamieson

Messy Union Battle Comes To An End | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business

The United Auto Workers union announced Monday that it withdrew its challenge to the closely watched Volkswagen union election that took place in Tenn...

GOP Leaders Meet Amid Major Discord

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and two top Tennessee Republicans are meeting at an upscale Nashville hotel Wednesday to discus...

Governor Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Order

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's governor is asking a federal judge to put her ruling requiring the state to recognize the marriages of three sam...

Dave Jamieson

After Huge Loss, Unions Score Payback On Tennessee Governor | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Bill Haslam (R) and other Tennessee Republicans scored a major victory earlier this month when the United Auto Workers lost their c...

Tennessee Governor Proposes Free Community College Throughout The State

Tennessean | Posted 02.04.2014 | College

Gov. Bill Haslam, in his final State of the State address before seeking re-election this fall, unveiled a plan Monday night to waive tuition for stud...

Challenges for Sebelius and Obamacare

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

What is so ironic is that the very congressmen and women who were berating Sebelius due to ACA's website failure have been trying to repeal, replace and de-fund the ACA.

Ex-Bush Official Nabs New Role

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is one of five new members on a panel that nominates candi...

University of Tennessee "Frackademia" Program Put to Rest, For Now

Steve Horn | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

It remains to be seen whether fracking on UT-Knoxville's land will morph into a centerpiece of the university's funding drives going forward. For now, the Cumberland Forest lives another day unfracked.

Southern Republicans Face Dreadful Prospect

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The prospect of the United Auto Workers gaining a new foothold at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee worries some Southern Republic...

WATCH: 'Ag Gag' Laws Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Bill Moyers

Ag gag laws are intended to silence whistleblowers and investigators from trying to inform the public about bad practices at factory farms. Now who would want to make it a crime to reveal such abuses?

GOP Governor Struggles To Meet Recusal Pledge

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has struggled almost from the start of his administration to fulfill a campaign pledge to avoid ha...