After a statewide campaign to oppose what many have dubbed the “sanctuary city bill,” Gov. Bill Haslam allowed HB 2315 to become law without his signature on May 21.
While recent polls show that nearly 65 percent of Tennesseans support Medicaid expansion, a provision allowed as part of the Affordable Care Act, state legislators have not voted to expand health care coverage in the state.
After more than 35 years on the Johnson City Schools Board of Education, Thomas Hager Jr. was honored last month as Tennessee School Board Member of the year.
Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration could hurt Tennessee businesses and consumers, experts say.
The Boone Dam project is moving along according to schedule, Tennessee Valley Authority officials announced Tuesday.
A board of representatives will determine how the awarded funds are distributed to service agencies within the county.
As part of “Operation Cryptosweep,” TDCI will issue a series of consumer alerts during the week of May 21-25 to raise public awareness and urge caution when investing in cryptocurrencies.
Faith leaders from across Tennessee gathered in Nashville’s Legislative Plaza Tuesday to urge Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill they say will target the state’s immigrants.
The Johnson City Board of Education met for a special session Thursday morning to discuss action on the 2018-19 school year budget.
Experts say the shortage of special education teachers is a prevalent problem in some of the most rural areas of East Tennessee, and some educators believe that a newly-proposed mandate by the Tennessee Board of Education could create more problems for hiring and retaining special education teachers in the midst of this shortage.
More than 40 local religious leaders signed a letter urging U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to support measures to stop nuclear weapon proliferation and efforts to stave off climate change.
After recent efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee were postponed once again on Capitol Hill, local medical marijuana advocates are planning another Johnson City rally on Saturday to voice their disappointment.
Johnson City Public Works Director Phil Pindzola said he has seen a recent decline in the number of election signs popping up in places where they shouldn’t be. He said politicians and their supporters usually follow the rules, but some “still seem to be confused” when it comes to telling what is and isn’t a public right-of-way.
Last week, the Tennessee legislature passed a bill that would require public schools to report to the Tennessee Department of Education regarding their use of corporal punishment.
East Tennessee State University students and members of the local community will gather Saturday for a “sibling march” as part of the national March for Our Lives Movement, which began as a call for more comprehensive gun legislation in the aftermath of the massacre.