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Tenn. House OKs bill creating lifetime handgun carry permits

Tenn. House OKs bill creating lifetime handgun carry permitsThe Tennessee House has voted to create a $500 lifetime handgun carry permit.
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  • 4 days ago
Politics

Protesters call on House speaker to revive Insure Tennessee

Protesters call on House speaker to revive Insure TennesseeAbout 30 people rallied outside the Nashville Republican's office on Tuesday singing songs and holding signs in favor of the proposal that has failed twice this session
  • Politics
  • 4 days ago
Politics

Guns-in-parks bill likely headed to conference committee

Guns-in-parks bill likely headed to conference committeeTennessee lawmakers anticipate a special committee will be needed to work out differences in a proposal that would allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed in all of the state's parks
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  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Politics

Bill to replace Tennessee academic standards advances

Bill to replace Tennessee academic standards advancesLegislation that seeks to replace the state's current academic standards is advancing in the state Legislature.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
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Bill would limit school teachers' political campaigning

Bill would limit school teachers' political campaigningLegislation to prohibit Tennessee teachers from engaging in political campaigning during work hours is headed to the governor.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Crime

Tennessee targets meth abuse during pregnancy

Tennessee targets meth abuse during pregnancyLawmakers want to expand a law that allows women to be criminally charged for harming their newborns by abusing pain pills during pregnancy
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Haslam signs Tennessee guns-in-parking-lots bill

Haslam signs Tennessee guns-in-parking-lots billGov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that allows workers to sue their employers if they are fired for storing guns in cars parked on company lots.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Tuition equality bill headed to full Senate

Tuition equality bill headed to full SenateTennessee residents who are authorized to be in the United States would be eligible for in-state tuition under legislation headed for a vote in the Senate.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Jack Daniel's turns back 2nd 'Tennessee Whiskey' challenge

Jack Daniel's turns back 2nd 'Tennessee Whiskey' challengeJack Daniel's has turned back the latest challenge to a state law that determines which spirits can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey."
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Haslam says he favors stripping guns-at-Capitol provision

Haslam says he favors stripping guns-at-Capitol provisionGov. Bill Haslam says he favors House lawmakers stripping a provision inserted into a guns-in-parks proposal that would allow handgun carry permit holders to be armed on the grounds of the state Capitol.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Tenn. House speaker says medical marijuana bill needs more work

Tenn. House speaker says medical marijuana bill needs more workHouse Speaker Beth Harwell said lawmakers probably won't vote on the measure this year
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Senate votes to ban drones over ticketed events, jails

Senate votes to ban drones over ticketed events, jailsThe state Senate has voted to ban drones from recording images above ticketed events with more than 100 people in attendance.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

For ALS patient, "Right to Try" fight is personal

For ALS patient, "Right to Try" fight is personalThursday the Tennessee House of Representatives will take up the Right to Try bill- HB 143. The bill is largely symbolic, but Dr. Richard Briggs - a state senator and physician- said it could help physicians get access to drugs for terminal patients that aren't on...
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Repeal 'Tennessee Whiskey' law sent to full House panel

Repeal 'Tennessee Whiskey' law sent to full House panelA bill to repeal a state law that sets requirements for which spirits can me marked as "Tennessee Whiskey" is poised for full committee votes in both the House and Senate next week.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Bill to ban passengers from drinking in vehicles fails

Bill to ban passengers from drinking in vehicles failsThe latest effort to make it a crime to have open alcohol containers in vehicles driving on Tennessee roads has failed in a House committee.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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Bill to regulate Tennessee abortion clinics advances

Bill to regulate Tennessee abortion clinics advancesA bill to regulate and inspect all abortion clinics in Tennessee is headed for a vote in the House.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Bill to make Bible official state book of Tennessee advances

Bill to make Bible official state book of Tennessee advancesA proposal to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee is advancing in the state House despite constitutional questions raised by the state attorney general's office.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

2 abortion bills to be debated in House

2 abortion bills to be debated in HouseHouse lawmakers are expected to debate two abortion-related bills this afternoon.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Money

Haslam amends budget to save mental health services

Haslam amends budget to save mental health servicesProposed mental health cuts potentially affecting thousands in Tennessee are being restored.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

For Insure Tennessee backers, hope is lost again

For Insure Tennessee backers, hope is lost againThe proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans was defeated 6-2 in the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday. I
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Amended bill would delay Tennessee school voucher plan

Amended bill would delay Tennessee school voucher planA proposal that seeks to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has been amended to delay the plan for a year.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Sponsor withdraws Tennessee abortion ultrasound bill

Sponsor withdraws Tennessee abortion ultrasound billA bill that originally sought to require ultrasound images be shown or described to women seeking abortions in Tennessee has been withdrawn for the year.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

TN is one of 20 states with "Religious Freedom Restoration Act"

TN is one of 20 states with "Religious Freedom Restoration Act"He said the controversy all stems from timing. In 2009, only four states allowed same-sex marriages. Today, that number jumped to 37 states
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

How Tennessee's religious freedom act is different from Indiana's

How Tennessee's religious freedom act is different from Indiana'sWhen former Gov. Phil Bredesen signed Tennessee's Religious Freedom and Protection Act on July 1, 2009, it was a far different political environment than it was for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence who signed a similar law for his state last week.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Haslam urges lawmakers to look beyond politics on Medicaid

Haslam urges lawmakers to look beyond politics on MedicaidGov. Bill Haslam is urging fellow Republicans to look beyond political considerations as they prepare to vote on a revived version of his Insure Tennessee proposal.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Brooks wants to give voters an option in Knox Co. elections

Brooks wants to give voters an option in Knox Co. electionsParty to focus on County Commission seats, state House District 13 post
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
News

Trustee Shouse to have prostate removed

Trustee Shouse to have prostate removedKnox County Trustee Ed Shouse will undergo surgery Monday to have his prostate removed and should be back to work the following week.
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Senate passes bill to remove sprinkler requirements for town homes

Senate passes bill to remove sprinkler requirements for town homesUnder the proposal, while the state couldn't require them, local governments could still decide whether to make the sprinklers mandatory.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking still alive in legislature

Proposed bill to ban passenger drinking still alive in legislatureRight now, Tennessee law allows anyone but the driver to drink, some people call it the "pass it over" law
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Lawmakers delay bill that would require officer body cameras

Lawmakers delay bill that would require officer body camerasA bill that would require all law enforcement officers in Tennessee has been delayed for summer study, which essentially kills the proposal for this year
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago