The Tennessee Journal tracks key Tennessee political developments at the federal, state, and local levels.

Do you need to know what the Tennessee General Assembly is up to? Chances are it affects your business or profession. The Tennessee Journal is your source for behind-the-scenes information and analysis, including:

  • Where specific legislation originates and why.
  • Its chances of passing.
  • Who wins and loses if it does.

The Journal delves into complicated issues such as workers' compensation and business taxes that mainstream news publications often ignore.

No one handicaps state elections like The Tennessee Journal, which offers comprehensive reports in weekly editions and district-by-district breakdowns in supplemental charts.

Each Friday Journal subscribers receive critical intelligence and analysis in sharply written, unbiased accounts sprinkled with humor. The Journal is delivered by email in a PDF format and can also be downloaded from our website. A print version is mailed the same day at no extra charge.


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  • 49 insightful issues every year.
  • Access to the Journal's electronic archive which may be searched by topic.


Sample headlines from November 8 (Vol. 39, No. 43) & November 15, 2013 (Vol. 39, No. 44)

National test results strengthen Haslam’s hand on education

For Gov. Bill Haslam, word that Tennessee recorded the biggest gains of any state on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) came at a remarkably good time.

‘Confidential’ evaluation saga puts judges in spotlight

It isn’t every day Tennessee’s chief justice publicly questions decisions of the Judicial Evaluation Commission or the lieutenant governor applauds a recommendation to give some jurists the boot.

But a judicial soap opera of sorts has been playing out since Oct. 25, when the nine-member Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission tentatively decided to recommend against retention of three appellate judges.