NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former state Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester is filing ethics and campaign finance complaints against Republican Gov. Bill Haslam for failing to disclose how much he has paid his former chief campaign strategist for political advice.
Forrester told reporters in Nashville on Thursday that Haslam should be required to disclose how much he paid prominent GOP operative and lobbyist Tom Ingram following the 2010 governor's race.
Senator Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, District 7 — Part of Knox County
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — State Representative Stacey Campfield has filed a bill that he says would assure students and teachers they could wish others Merry Christmas.
The Knoxville Republican says his bill would stop what he called silly lawsuits.
“It’s never been a big problem in the past, but suddenly everybody – there’s a lot of people who’ve become anti-Christian and things along those lines and are really trying to push it to where no one can ever say even ‘Merry Christmas’ to someone without being scared of a lawsuit.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — A mid-state political scientist - who specializes in Russia studies - says president Obama’s decision to cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin may be largely for show.
Middle Tennessee State University professor Andrei Korobkov notes that the U.S. continues to interact with Russia on several other diplomatic fronts in spite of the decision to cancel the Obama-Putin summit meeting.