As the 7th Tennessee House District campaign between Democratic candidate Nathan Farnor and Republican incumbent Matthew Hill continues, the Press reached out to both candidates last week to get some of their thoughts on some of the most pressing issues in the district and state.
State Rep. Matthew Hill is inviting the residents of House District 7 to join him for free food, music and fellowship at the fifth annual Community Day on Sept. 15 in Washington County.
According to a recent report from the American Cancer Society, Tennessee needs to do more to fight cancer in the state.
Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., voiced his support Wednesday for legislation he says will continue to bolster technical education in the state.
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.
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.
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.
Will state legislators’ elimination of the Hall income tax drop thousands of dollars from local governments’ coffers, or will it bring a windfall from new residents looking to escape high-tax states?
Senate Joint Resolution 494 proposes additional language in Article II Section 28 of Tennessee’s Constitution, which would eliminate state and local government’s authority to levy state or local tax upon income derived from stocks and bonds.
Every year, back-to-school shoppers in Tennessee enjoy a sales tax-free weekend for school supplies and clothes. Now, some state legislators are calling for a similar period exempting firearms from taxes to give residents more bang for their bucks.
Two state lawmakers representing Washington County said Wednesday they oppose proposed legislation to ban bump-fire stocks, the devices used by a Las Vegas gunman in October to kill 58 and wound 546 at a concert.
ELIZABETHTON — Rep. John Holsclaw has been appointed chairman of the Business and Utilities Subcommittee. The appointment was announced this week by House Speaker Beth Harwell.
Harold Wilson was also outstanding athlete at Happy Valley High School
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently filed a lawsuit alleging five of the nation’s leading prescription opioid manufacturers engaged in fraudulent marketing about the medications’ risks and benefits.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A dispute about gas prices led a Tennessee lawmaker to call the police.