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House rejects Senate version of anti-meth bill

Posted: 04/16/2014 - The House has refused to go along with the Senate version of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to set tighter annual limits on the amount of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth that can be bought without a prescription

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Memphis making progress on rape kit testing

Posted: 04/16/2014 - City officials say they have tested more than 4,000 sexual assault kits and generated 14 indictments from evidence found in them, as they try to reduce a backlog of more than 12,000 rape kits that sat untested since the 1980s

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Senate approves Haslam's free tuition plan

Posted: 04/14/2014 - Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is a step closer to the governor's desk

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8 Tenn. counties will received disaster relief

Posted: 04/11/2014 - Federal money will allow local governments and agencies in Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, and Tipton counties to receive a 75 percent reimbursement for costs of the storm.

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Open gun carry sponsor moves for full House vote

Posted: 04/11/2014 - The House sponsor of a bill seeking to remove permit requirements to carry guns openly in Tennessee wants to bypass committees and hold a full floor vote on the measure.

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4 Tennessee groups win Energy Star awards

Posted: 04/11/2014 - Four groups in Tennessee have been awarded 2014 Energy Star awards from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department.

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Lawmakers look to wrap up session early next week

Posted: 04/11/2014 - Now that lawmakers have passed an annual spending plan — the lone major piece of legislation the state constitution requires them to approve each year — they are hoping to wrap up the 108th General Assembly as early as Tuesday.

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