NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's latest proposals for education reform are advancing in the Tennessee General Assembly.
The governor’s school voucher proposal was approved 9-4 in the House Education Committee Tuesday. The bill would limit the program to 5,000 students in failing schools beginning this fall, grow to 20,000 students by 2016.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee Senator Bob Corker was among GOP lawmakers scheduled to meet with President Obama on Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss the current budget impasse.
The president told reporters Wednesday morning a deal may not be possible because Republicans continue to insist that no new revenues can be raised unless entitlement programs are significantly overhauled.
Obama, who has been stepping up efforts to talk to both Republicans and Democrats this week, told ABC News that current difference between the two parties may be too wide.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A bill that would put some DUI offenders back behind the wheel will get its first hearing in the Tennessee House of Representatives Tuesday.
House bill 353 is supported by the Tennessee chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The bill would allow some DUI offenders to drive on a restricted license, but only after a breathalyzer-interlock device has been installed on the offender’s car.