Burch: American lemmings

It seems America’s lemming-like politicians aren't content except when engaging in brinkmanship More

VU poll: Social issues matter more to legislature than public

Of those surveyed, Gov. Bill Haslam receives a 68 percent approval rating   More

For state Dems, not losing is the new winning

After 7 Dems retired and 3 were drawn out of district, party leaders see retaining seats, adding 4 as victory More

Metro's Great Hearts denial motivates legislature to push vouchers plan

Harwell says if Metro is concerned about vouchers it should've been more conscientious in approving charter More

Haslam: State takes no pleasure in keeping funds from Metro over Great Hearts

Great Hearts dispute has turned partisan inside General Assembly, with Republicans defending move to withhold funds More

In District 20 showdown, North and Dickerson stake out similar positions

Putting a Republican in seat held by Democratic for 28 years would be symbolic blow to reeling state Dems More

After fall from power, state Democrats look for 'new path forward'

Leaders hope new political business model can win back some of last decade's losses More

In firearms-friendly state, gun lobby finds limit in advocating Second Amendment rights

Increasingly irritated lawmakers eventually cut the Tennessee Firearms Association out of negotiations More

Up for Debate: Wrapping up the session

'The City Paper’ asks its readers to weigh in on an issue of the day More

Taxes, civil service, controversy cap short legislative session

A look at the major issues of the second half of the 107th General Assembly More
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