More Beds, Fewer Staff

The impact of new behavioral health facilities could be blunted by workforce shortages among local providers.

A New Formula

Gov. Bill Lee

Gov. Bill Lee’s school funding plan would put a dollar amount on each student. What would it mean for Knox County?

Money Hunt

John Schoonmaker, Sam McKenzie, Terry Hill

Most of Knox County’s requests to the Legislature this year revolve around increased state funding.

Opposing Lineups

A special sales-tax district could help pay for a new baseball stadium, but at least one City Council member doesn’t want to play ball.

A ‘Flexible’ Year

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly returns to action today, in a session that will probably be dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Knox County, It’s Status Quo

Eddie Mannis speaks

Local voters turned out in record numbers for Tuesday’s election, but despite some new faces the balance of political power remains the same.

Election 2020: 6th Senate District

Republican incumbent Becky Duncan Massey faces a challenge from Democratic newcomer Jane George in the county’s largest legislative district.

Forrest Bumped

Capitol Commission

The State Capitol Commission votes to remove a Confederate general’s bust, with prominent Knoxville names — living and dead — factoring into the decision.

Legislative Report 2019

House Speaker Glen Casada

Knox County legislators were in the thick of the most tumultuous session in years. From school vouchers to sports betting, here’s a look at what passed and what didn’t.