The Tennessee governor lays out his plans for his second term. Read the speech or listen to it here:
New census numbers show Tennessee grew over the last decade, but not enough to gain any seats in Congress.
Republican Bill Haslam and Democrat Mike McWherter will face off in a trio of televised debates.
Tennessee’s Education Commissioner is detailing plans to take control of low-performing schools. The effort is a major piece of the state’s Race to the Top program.
Immigration officials have put 30 Tennessee companies on notice that their employment records need to be in order. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a crackdown on hiring illegal workers in five southeastern states in March.
Another collection of photos from the flood's aftermath.
Rob Gordon contributes.
Tennessee officials are now confirming 19 deaths from the record breaking floods that occurred over the weekend.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he’ll continue to negotiate with Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd on changes to the way financial institutions are regulated.
Tennessee is one of 16 finalists for a federal Race to the Top education grant. Twenty-five states applied, but ultimately the number of winners is likely to be in the single digits.
One economist is urging caution in the face of a push to change to the way the state taxes businesses, saying combined reporting may not be the revenue booster some consider it to be.
Tennessee’s longest serving congressional member and only committee chairman announced Monday he will not seek re-election next year.
Tennessee is seeing the same downturn in the number H1N1 cases as the rest of the nation.
China is Tennessee’s third-largest trading partner, and state officials hope to strengthen that economic bond even further.
For Tennessee to win a role in the federal government’s massive Race to the Top program, officials will have to present brand new ideas for changing education. They’ll also have to show that local school districts are willing to act as laboratories for those ideas.
Tennessee education officials are eager to apply for a massive federal grant program called Race to the Top. But if the state wins the funds, Education Commissioner Timothy Webb warns it will require bold measures that some may find uncomfortable.
Many of Tennessee’s schools and school districts did better than expected on the state’s report card. But officials are warning that next year could be a difficult one as it the state tightens its standards.
State budget hearings start soon. Governor Phil Bredesen says they’ll be especially tough this time around.
Engage the community, get the word out, but above all, find out what students have to say. Those were the goals set today at a dropout prevention summit in Nashville.
An action plan released today aims to make Tennessee’s schools top in the Southeast by 2014.
Wheelchair maker Permobil announced today that it will build a new plant in Wilson County twice the size of its current facility in Lebanon.