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Haslam disagrees gas plan will fail to make it out of subcommittee

Haslam disagrees gas plan will fail to make it out of subcommittee

CLOSESkip in x Embed x Share The plan, which is officially known as the Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy or IMPROVE ACT was unveiled on Wednesday. Karen Kraft / The Tennessean Gov. Bill Haslam speaks to a Republican gathering in Nashville on Monday, Feb. 6, […]

150 demand senator show proof State of the State protesters were paid

150 demand senator show proof State of the State protesters were paid

CLOSESkip in x Embed x Share We tried to find some, but we struck out. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Buy Photo Protesters in the Capitol shout as people leave the State of the State address Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.(Photo: Joe Buglewicz / For The Tennessean)Buy Photo Chanting “Bailey, can […]

Former AG Cooper stakes out ‘moderate, practical middle’ with new think tank

Former AG Cooper stakes out ‘moderate, practical middle’ with new think tank

Buy Photo Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr. For the first time in state history, the TN Supreme Court held open interviews for eight candidates for the state AG. Among the candidates is current AG Bob Cooper on Monday Sept. 8, 2014, in Nashville in Tenn.(Photo: John Partipilo, John Partipilo […]

Nashville lawmaker to honor World Series MVP, Franklin resident Ben Zobrist

Nashville lawmaker to honor World Series MVP, Franklin resident Ben Zobrist

CLOSESkip in x Embed x Share Franklin Mayor declares the day 'Ben Zobrist Day' before the MVP joins Christmas parade as the grand marshal Buy Photo World Series MVP and Franklin resident Ben Zobrist was grand marshal for the 32nd Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.(Photo: Shelley […]

Bill introduced to extend 1-year lobbying ban to all state employees

Bill introduced to extend 1-year lobbying ban to all state employees

CLOSESkip in x Embed x Share 110TH TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY5 things to watch in the Tennessee legislature (Feb. 5) | 1:05 Tennessee lawmakers are back in session. Here are five things to watch for the week of Feb. 5. Joel Ebert and Duane W. Gang / The Tennessean 1 of […]

NES strikes deal with Google Fiber, dismisses lawsuit

NES strikes deal with Google Fiber, dismisses lawsuit

Utility poles(Photo: Getty Images / iStockphoto) Nashville Electric Service says it has struck a deal with Google Fiber, prompting NES to dismiss a lawsuit it had filed in October against Metro and telecommunications companies that sought clarity over NES’ liability with the city’s new One Touch Make Ready policy. “Today, Google […]

Democrat questions effectiveness of sexual harassment video for lawmakers

Democrat questions effectiveness of sexual harassment video for lawmakers

CLOSESkip in x Embed x Share 110TH TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY5 things to watch in the Tennessee legislature (Feb. 5) | 1:05 Tennessee lawmakers are back in session. Here are five things to watch for the week of Feb. 5. Joel Ebert and Duane W. Gang / The Tennessean 1 of […]

Sen. Corker backs Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Sen. Corker backs Betsy DeVos as education secretary

CLOSESkip in x Embed x Share Just one day after approving her nomination in a Senate committee, two Republican senators say they'll vote against Betsy DeVos in the final vote. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Betsy DeVos, a 59-year-old billionaire from Michigan, has been criticized nationally for her stances on […]

Postcard parties pop up along with protests in continued activism

Postcard parties pop up along with protests in continued activism

CLOSESkip in x Embed x Share Nashvillians write post cards to Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to share their concerns about President Trump's new administration. George Walker IV / The Tennessean Buy Photo Anna Lister and Kristy Lynne write notes to Tennessee Senators Alexander and Corker during a card […]

Lawmaker seeks to limit ability to invest campaign funds

Lawmaker seeks to limit ability to invest campaign funds

CLOSESkip in x Embed x Share 110TH TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY5 things to watch in the Tennessee legislature (Feb. 5) | 1:05 Tennessee lawmakers are back in session. Here are five things to watch for the week of Feb. 5. Joel Ebert and Duane W. Gang / The Tennessean 1 of […]