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.

Family Leave Takes the Stage

Tennessee’s Republican governor and a Democratic lawmaker have made paid family leave a key issue leading into the legislative session — but they don’t see eye to eye.