Cataloging the Classroom

Two photos showing full bookshelves on the left and the same shelves empty on the right.

Knox County Schools aims to comply with a state requirement for online lists of materials by next spring.

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?

Numbers Game

The state House redistricting plan radically changes the boundaries of three Knox County districts and assigns a new number to one of them.

Cramped Quarters

Knoxville state Rep. Gloria Johnson moves her desk to the hallway after Majority Leader Cameron Sexton assigns her assistant to a closet.

TennCare Expansion Revisited

Tennessee State Capitol Building

State Sen. Richard Briggs is making the latest pitch to extend public health insurance coverage to Tennessee’s working poor.

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.

The COVID Effect on Voting

Concerns about the pandemic have helped fuel record levels for early and absentee voting during this year’s election.

Stand Down or Stay Apart?

With COVID-19 cases and unemployment claims both rising, Gov. Bill Lee is mulling whether to ease restrictions.

Capitol Exodus

Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2020

As the state Legislature barrelled toward a budget vote and recess last week, local lawmakers saw things to applaud and lament.