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1. View From the Hill: Cooperatives Ready to Fill Broadband Void
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
Rural broadband backers such as Misty O’Beirne in Rutherford County can take heart. Legislation to spread high-speed internet into cyberspace deserts is making the right connections.
2. Harwell Learning How to Dodge Challengers
- Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Beth Harwell has been called a lot of things over the last few years, “trailblazer” chief among them as Tennessee’s first female House speaker.
Now she’s a “survivor” after eking out a Republican Caucus victory as speaker nominee to continue leading the lower chamber in the 110th General Assembly.
3. Looks Like 10-2, SEC Title Game, Orange Bowl for UT
- Monday, September 05, 2016
Editor’s note: Nashville sports correspondent Dave Link has been accurate in predicting season outcomes for the Tennessee Vols in recent years. His 2016 season predictions, released just before press time, culminates with an SEC Championship appearance. Here’s his take on the season…
4. Tennessee Leads the Nation in Bankruptcies
- Saturday, May 07, 2016
Tennessee has a model program for financial literacy in its public schools. All high school students must pass a personal finance course to graduate, and even kindergartners are learning about money under a new initiative to extend the curriculum to primary school.
5. Legislators Playing Expensive Game With LGBT Issues
- Thursday, April 14, 2016
The silly season is in full swing on Capitol Hill, but the “bathroom bill” and any jokes surrounding it are no laughing matter anymore. It’s getting downright expensive.
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said this week the bill dealing with transgender student use of restrooms could cost the state more than $1.2 billion in federal funds for K-12 and higher education.
6. ‘I’m the Steak’ Norris Carries Haslam’s Agenda, Except...
- Thursday, March 17, 2016
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris refers to himself as a “meat and potatoes” legislator. The four-term Republican senator from Collierville, a self-described policy wonk, is considering a run for governor in 2018. But if the race boils down to charisma, he says the media will have to determine if he has enough to win the top office.
7. Tennessee’s ‘Fighting 26’ Democrats Work to Stay Relevant
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
Sometimes Tennessee Democrats must feel like a tree that falls in the forest: Does anyone hear them?
When Democratic legislative leaders called for a special session this summer on Insure Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam’s market-based plan to use federal dollars to catch 280,000 working people in a health care coverage gap, they found themselves alone.
8. Special Action on Same-Sex Nuptials a Waste of Time
- Thursday, July 09, 2015
With Republican lawmakers scrambling for a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s gay-marriage ruling, Tennesseans on both sides of the issue say they are seeking "equality."
Immediately after the court’s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville said, "Love and equality won. I’m glad the Supreme Court ruled on the right side of history."
9. Fear of Trying
- Saturday, January 10, 2015
The most complicated move in ballroom dancing is often the step that gets you through the dance studio’s front door.
Television shows like, “Dancing with the Stars’’ and “So You Think You Can Dance’’ are wildly popular and have contributed to a renewed interest in the glamourous art (skill? sport?) of ballroom dancing, but those high-energy, competitive programs or a movie like “Dirty Dancing’’ can also intimidate people and keep them glued to the couch.
10. Cohen Prevails, Incumbents Dominate
- Friday, August 08, 2014
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen held off Thursday, Aug. 7, the most serious electoral challenge he’s faced since winning the Congressional seat in 2006, in the form of attorney Ricky E. Wilkins.
11. Hats in the Ring
- Friday, January 03, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be seeking a second term as governor, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will be running for re-election – both starting with the Aug. 7 statewide primaries that open for filing Friday, Jan. 3.
12. ASD Scores Down in Reading, Up in Math, Science
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
Student achievement test scores for the first school year of the Achievement School District shows students in the set of historically low-performing schools made gains in science and math proficiency but fell further behind in reading.
13. Achievement School District TCAPs: Reading Down, Math and Science Up
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Student achievement test scores for the first school year of the Achievement School District shows students in the set of historically low performing schools made gains in science and math proficiency but fell further behind in reading.
14. Haslam Rejects Medicaid Expansion
- Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tennessee will not accept an expansion of Medicaid funding under the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday, March 27, to a joint session of the state’s General Assembly.
But Haslam also told legislators he is pursuing a “third option” between acceptance and rejection of the funding that would use the federal funding to allow uninsured Tennesseans eligible for TennCare, the state’s version of Medicaid, to buy private health insurance.
15. Countdown to Reform
- Saturday, January 05, 2013
The Obama administration recently took the next step in implementing the new health care reform by laying out more specific guidelines regarding the health insurance market reforms. The Department of Health and Human Services published the new regulations on Nov. 20.
16. Donelson: Tennessee Republicans See Changes in Past 60 Years
- Monday, November 12, 2012
As Memphis voters were going to the polls on Election Day last week, attorney Lewis Donelson was talking about the modern day Tennessee Republican Party he was instrumental in forming 60 years ago.
17. Naifeh to Retire After 38 Years in House
- Friday, March 09, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Rep. Jimmy Naifeh announced Thursday that he won't seek re-election after 38 years in the House of Representatives, saying it's time to "pass the torch to the next generation of leaders."
18. NRA Aims to Shoot Down Parking Lot Gun Exceptions
- Wednesday, March 07, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The National Rifle Association is pressuring Republican lawmakers to abandon proposed limitations to a measure that would let workers store firearms in vehicles parked on their employers' lots.
19. Bill to Strip Courts' Power to Block Laws Dropped
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – The sponsor of a proposal to strip state courts of the power to block laws enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly quietly withdrew the bill on Monday after receiving heavy criticism from both sides of the political aisle.
20. Perry Holds Memphis Fundraiser
- Friday, September 30, 2011
After he introduced Texas Gov. and current GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry at a fundraiser in Memphis Wednesday, Tenn. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey spoke with The Daily News. He defended the recent controversial remarks and stance of Perry over immigration – specifically, over a Texas law that makes possible a college tuition break to the children of illegal immigrants there.
21. Issues Dominate 2010 Political Headlines
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
The top two vote getters in the 2010 election year weren’t candidates. They were causes.
Leading the way among all races within Shelby County was the 178,358 votes cast in November for an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that specifically stated hunting and fishing are “personal rights.”
22. GOP Panel to Weigh Tenn. Party Registration Plan
- Friday, December 03, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The executive committee of the state Republican Party is expected to consider a proposal Saturday to require party registration to vote in Tennessee primaries.
Committee member Mark Winslow, a former executive director of the state party, said the proposal already has the support of 12 of the committee's 66 members.
23. Bredesen Endorses Democrat McWherter for Governor
- Thursday, June 24, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday endorsed fellow Democrat Mike McWherter’s gubernatorial bid, citing his experience as a small-businessman as making him best qualified to guide Tennessee out of the recession.
24. Ex-Rivals Catch On to Gibbons’ Anti-Crime Ideas
- Monday, May 17, 2010
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons didn’t have the money as a candidate for governor to get his campaign platform to a wide enough audience.
25. Ramsey’s Entry Marks New Phase In Governor’s Race
- Tuesday, June 02, 2009
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey’s entry Monday into the Tennessee governor’s race marks a new phase of an arduous – and expensive – Republican primary campaign.
26. Former Memphian: RNC Bid a ‘Return to Party Values’
- Thursday, December 11, 2008
He did it as he stood Monday morning in Nashville flanked by Tennessee Lieutenant Gov. Ron Ramsey and former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist. He let it show in a recent letter he sent to the members of the Republican National Committee.
- Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Memphis Regional Chamber will hold a Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. U of M basketball coach John Calipari will speak. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for prospective members. For reservations, contact Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or email@example.com.
28. Infusion by Bank of America Buys Time, Stability for Countrywide
- Friday, August 24, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The infusion of $2 billion from Bank of America Corp. should help shore up sagging Countrywide Financial Corp. as it tries to outlast the credit crunch squeezing Wall Street and the mortgage industry, analysts said Thursday.
29. Tennessee Waltz Keeps DancingWith Latest Guilty Pleas
- Monday, July 16, 2007
Federal prosecutors are closing in on a clean sweep in convictions of state lawmakers charged in the Tennessee Waltz corruption scandal.
State Sen. Ward Crutchfield pleaded guilty to bri