State news

Legislature passes bill that would help felons get jobs

NASHVILLE (AP) — It took five weeks, dozens of applications and one rejection after another for convicted felon Jennifer Cunningham to find a low-paying job ... Read more

House rejects stricter version of anti-meth bill

NASHVILLE (AP) — The House on Wednesday refused to go along with the Senate version of Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to set tighter annual limits ... Read more

House OKs report to delay Common Core testing

NASHVILLE (AP) — The state House has voted to adopt the report of a special committee that recommends the testing component of Tennessee’s Common Core ... Read more

State budget passes after bid to boost teacher pay fails

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers on Thursday approved the state’s $32.4 billion spending plan for the budget year beginning in July after failed attempts to ... Read more

Senate’s open carry bill presents Haslam with campaign flashback

MURFREESBORO (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that his administration is carefully examining the ramifications of a bill passed by the Senate that would ... Read more