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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to boost transportation funding through Tennessee's first gas tax hike since 1989 has survived a key House committee.

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A bill that would allow school systems to deduct up to 10 percent of teachers' unions dues from payroll has passed in a House education subcommittee.

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A Kentucky-based health care system has announced the departure of its chief executive officer after four years on the job.

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  The Senate has voted to confirm an eastern Kentucky judge for a seat on the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

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Tennessee Senator Mae Beavers, the sponsor of a bill requiring students to use restrooms and locker rooms of the sex on their birth certificates, says she is exploring a bid for Tennessee governor.

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The company building the Dakota Access pipeline says the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent "coordinated physical attacks" along the line.

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The Illinois treasurer's office is auctioning off almost 500 unclaimed items ranging from collectible coins to jewelry and baseball cards.

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The conservative group Americans for Tax Reform is informing Tennessee lawmakers that a vote for Gov. Bill Haslam's road funding proposals will not violate their pledges to not raise taxes. 

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs.

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Toyota says it is donating a facility on its northern Kentucky campus for an education center.

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