The Prosperity Agenda

Americans for Prosperity meeting

Americans for Prosperity, the dark-money goliath of libertarian conservatism, likes the way Tennessee is headed.

Voices Raised

Abortion rights rally

A rally at the federal courthouse seeks to energize abortion rights supporters for battles in Tennessee and beyond.

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.

Decision Time

Teachers protest vouchers

As the school voucher bill nears crucial votes tomorrow, Knoxville Republicans in the House and Senate are on opposite sides.

Choice Words

House Education Committee

Socialists and satanists are invoked as the House Education Committee approves Gov. Bill Lee’s voucher plan on a split vote.

Voucher Momentum

Rep. Bill Dunn

Knoxville’s Bill Dunn shepherds Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts bill over its first legislative hurdle.

School Choice Chronicles

Classroom chairs

The Legislature gears up for Gov. Bill Lee’s proposals to broaden charter authorization and school vouchers.

PARC Could Keep Its Teeth

The Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to a compromise that allows police oversight committees to go through the courts to use subpoena powers.

Rethinking Rural Healthcare

A UT healthcare policy expert says expanding Medicaid is needed but wouldn’t be enough on its own to prevent rural hospital closures.

Taking Control

John Compton and Randy Boyd

The UT Board of Trustees approves a plan to change how student activity fees are distributed, potentially shutting down funding to Sex Week.