Weekly Obsession: It’s time for Nashville to secede from Tennessee

After decades of neglect from state, Davidson County suddenly becomes legislature’s petri dish More

Ramsey and Harwell’s tug-of-war proves enough to slow supermajority power

Republicans shrug off intraparty battles as part of good governance, but could the friction be here to stay?   More

Weekly Obsession: Tennessee conservatives' un-conservative budget

As they often did during session, Republicans showed themselves to be play-acting at conservatism More

Haslam weighs Medicaid expansion as political opposition continues to mount

Recent polls show Tennesseans are fairly split about expanding TennCare   More

Weekly Obsession: State GOP to Nashville: We’re the deciders

Legislature has seemingly moved from pre-school rage to middle-school passive-aggressive bullying   More

As General Assembly opens, House considers limiting bills

Speaker Harwell, reelected to her post unanimously Tuesday, wants to cap lawmakers at 10 bills per year More

Legislative preview: Is it time to uncork restrictions on selling wine in grocery stores?

In 2011 MTSU poll, some 65% of Tennesseans favored wine in grocery stores, as did 69% questioned by Vanderbilt   More

School board again passes on legal fight with state over $3.4M

Chairwoman Cheryl Mayes said taking the issue to court wouldn’t be worth the time or money for Metro   More

Matheny out, Johnson in as House GOP elects speaker pro tempore

Judd Matheny considered challenging House Speaker Beth Harwell for her post but backed off More

Capitol Hill leaders could open more secret meetings

In the House, lawmakers aren’t so sure how wide they will extend their doors More
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