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Tennessee Medicaid block grant plan heads for federal review

Nov. 20, 2019 6:30 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials committed not to halt or limit coverages under a revised plan submitted to the federal government Wednesday requesting to become the first state to receive funding in a lump sum for its Medicaid program, TennCare. The TennCare block grant plan was amended to say...

Tennessee congressman seeks answers on welfare surplus

Nov. 7, 2019 4:23 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee is demanding answers from Republican Gov. Bill Lee surrounding a large funding surplus from a federal welfare program for families with children. In a letter sent this week, the Memphis Democrat said he wants to know the state's plan for addressing...

Former Tennessee governors talk bipartisanship at forum

Nov. 5, 2019 11:29 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two prominent former Tennessee governors from separate political parties lamented on Tuesday the lack of bipartisanship in current politics and agreed that getting stuff done in government sometimes requires straying from the political party line. Govs. Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam...

Former Tennessee governors to speak at bipartisanship forum

Nov. 4, 2019 4:47 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Govs. Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam are participating in a discussion this week at Vanderbilt University. The event on bipartisanship is set for Tuesday night at Vanderbilt's Student Life Center in Nashville. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are...

Tennessee governor hasn't decided on Trump refugee choice

Oct. 25, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he hasn't decided yet if he'll accept President Donald Trump's offer to let states refuse to accept refugees. The Republican told reporters Thursday that he hasn't yet talked to his team about how to respond to the move, which also lets local governments...

Correction: Election 2020-Senate-Tennessee story

Oct. 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Manny Sethi has loaned his campaign $1 million total. He has loaned his campaign $1.5 million total. A corrected version of the story is below: Prominent donors take sides in...