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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.

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.


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.


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. 


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.


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