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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says his letter this week to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the terms of a possible Medicaid expansion in Tennessee means ongoing talks between his administration and Sebelius' office will continue.
William E. "Bill" Young, former Solicitor General of Tennessee, has joined the Administrative Office of the Courts as the Administrative Director.
Ryan Loskarn, a longtime aide to GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, was arrested by postal inspectors on child pornography charges.
A poll conducted by Vanderbilt University shows more than three in five Tennesseans support an expansion of Medicaid, though nearly half also have a negative view of the federal health care law.
The Tennessee Department of Children's Services has launched its Resource Parent Verification Portal , https://apps.tn.gov/fpv/ , a more accurate and time-saving option for reporting dates of service as a foster parent.
The Metro Nashville school district has taken aim at the state's level of education funding, arguing that Davidson County has been shorted millions of dollars and setting the stage for what could be a broad-based assault on state funding levels by districts all over the state.
Attorney General Robert Cooper has ruled that local efforts to restrict access to popular cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine violate existing state law.
The National Weather Service reports that snow, sleet and ice were making roadways hazardous in areas Tuesday morning and urged drivers to use caution.
For the third time in a week, crews with the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be working through the night making the morning commute is a smooth one.
A National Park Service official with 12 years on the job will take over next month as acting superintendent of the USA's most-visited national park.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is putting his goals for a special Tennessee deal for Medicaid expansion into writing.
Yet one of the more interesting stories about such activity stories that are often well below the radar of the new business is how state DOT groups are deploying a variety of technologies, including more "earth-friendly" chemistry, to improve their winter-weather response capabilities.
Since a small Franklin County town passed an ordinance requiring a doctor's prescription to buy pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines, other Tennessee communities have taken the same action in hopes of cracking down on methamphetamine production.
Tennessee's communities and transportation needs are changing rapidly. An increasing and aging population and a younger generation that is driving less are creating greater demand for alternative ways to get around.
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dec. 08--NASHVILLE -- Christmas will come a little late for Tennessee tax collectors in 2013, but come it will beginning Jan. 1 with officials expecting a multimillion-dollar revenue boost as online retailing giant Amazon.com starts collecting state sales taxes on items it sells.