Five Tennessee legislators billed taxpayers $13,388 to travel to a conference in August, even though they had already announced their retirement or had been booted by voters.
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Lawmakers questioned corrections and parole officials after a state report found workers had been monitoring 82 dead offenders.
Some 3,000 Memphis-area voters’ ballots in the Aug. 2 primary were not counted because of ‘poor judgement and mistakes’ by the Shelby County Election Commission, a state report concluded.
A $7.5 million state economic development deal with HCA is one of the first such pacts with a provision for recouping taxpayer money if the company falls short of its promise of 1,000 new jobs. The deal with Hospital Corporation of America will cost state taxpayers through so-called Fast Track grants and an undisclosed amount […]
State transportation officials say the state needs to start thinking about how to charge drivers for using state roads, but the governor says there’s no consensus to tackle that issue this year. While the state transportation department says the issue is squarely on the administration’s radar, Gov. Bill Haslam says the topic won’t be among […]
Expect lots of discussion about whether taxpayers should send students to private schools on Capitol Hill next year, Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday. The governor said the state needs to have a serious discussion about a school vouchers program, but said he’s still undecided whether he’ll throw his full support behind a proposal due to […]
Democrats on Capitol Hill Tuesday accused Republicans of abandoning their mantra of local government control in their handling of a proposed charter school for Nashville. Fired up over the Haslam administration’s fining Metro schools because its school board rejected the charter school application, Democrats said GOP leaders had adopted for the “big government” mindset they purport to […]
Parties to a lawsuit over how high-ranking judges are selected in Tennessee are more occupied with who will rule on the case than the merits of the case itself.
Gov. Bill Haslam says the state should consider tightening rules for where welfare recipients can use their taxpayer-funded benefits. “One of the questions people always have about benefits is, are they being used in the right way? I think, obviously, that’s part of our responsibility,” Haslam told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday. A recent report […]
State leaders are more undecided than ever about how to approach two major decisions tied to the federal health care overhaul.