A state lawmaker has introduced measures to block any new federal gun laws. Rutherford County Republican Joe Carr even went as far as to say any federal officers would be arrested if they tried to enforce such laws.
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The Department of Defense is putting out a call for tank design. It’s offering an initial one million dollars to draw the blueprints for a new amphibious fighter. The software for the challenge was crafted at Vanderbilt.
The number of home sales in the Nashville area is the highest it’s been since 2007 when the recession began. The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors says more than 26 thousand homes were sold in 2012.
Tennessee has filed for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind act. The federal law requires a certain percentage of students to make what is considered Adequate Yearly Progress.
A few members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation have now announced how they’ll vote on House Speaker John Boehner’s debt reduction plan.
A new study estimates that half of uninsured people in Nashville don’t know there’s low-cost healthcare available in the city. That’s according to a group that’s been analyzing the gap in health coverage, particularly for poor people, for the last 2 years.
After Congress failed Friday to pass legislation to keep the Federal Aviation Administration operating, airport construction projects across the country have been halted. At Nashville’s airport, officials are trying to figure out what that will mean.
With an execution coming up in about 2 months, Tennessee may need to change its cocktail of lethal drugs. Tennessee’s supply of the sedative sodium thiopental was taken by the DEA in March. Arkansas joined the list of states to have the drug seized last week.
Governor Haslam expects federal budget cuts will reduce the amount of money sent to states. He said his administration is preparing for less federal money coming to Tennessee.
Tennessee’s triple-A credit rating has been placed under review by Moody’s Investors, along with four other states. This means if the federal government defaults in August, Tennessee’s high rating might be downgraded.
The technology support company IQT will not be bringing 900 jobs to Nashville according to an announcement from the Mayor’s office today.
Tennessee’s wheat production has more than doubled from last year because of the warm and dry weather.
The Tennessee GOP took a verbal victory lap and prepared for the presidential election at the party’s annual gathering and fund raiser Friday night.
Renovations to Nashville International Airport’s terminal are done. Work just finished that expanded the restaurant, ticketing and baggage claim areas. It cost 60 million dollars and employed about 2500 workers.
About 30 kids sat on the floor and cheered as they watched the space shuttle Atlantis take off today at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville.
A Tennessee Immigrant Rights group is highlighting the case of a Nashville teenager to challenge a program that allows the Sheriff’s office to check immigration status on a federal database.
Governor Bill Haslam and other state officials gathered today to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the National Library Service’s Talking Books program. The program provides audio and Braille books to people who can’t read regular print.
The auto auction company Manheim has completed layoffs after merging two facilities in the Nashville area. According to data submitted to the state, Manheim laid off 127 people from its long-time offices on Lebanon Pike.
Tennessee’s law that requires drivers to move over or slow down while passing a police or emergency vehicle is now expanding to include utility trucks.
The Army is restricting the use of certain prescription drugs, and Fort Campbell will adopt the new policy starting next week.