NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation into law to ban abortions in Tennessee after 20 weeks if a doctor determines the fetus is viable through required tests. The legislation that subjects doctors to felony penalties doesn’t apply if the mother faces risks of death or serious damage to a major […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has signed his wide-ranging proposal that increases Tennessee’s gas tax to fund roadwork and cuts other taxes. On Wednesday, the Republican governor signed the bill that includes Tennessee’s first gas tax increase since 1989. The changes take effect July 1. Both chambers passed the bill last week. In […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Latest on Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal (all times local): 3 p.m. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s road funding proposal that would also include Tennessee’s first gas tax hike since 1989 has passed the Tennessee House. The chamber approved the bill on a 60-37 vote on Wednesday after a marathon […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Republican governor from a deep red Southern state has emerged as an unlikely leader of the free tuition movement, winning converts across party lines by emphasizing the need for a better-trained workforce.