Among the recommendations is to provide specialized treatment for mothers with addictions to painkillers. This comes months after the governor signed a bill that criminalizes pregnant women who harm their fetus by illegally using drugs without getting treatment.
At Hack For Change Nashville, developers created apps based on government data. Most of the dozen or so projects were still in the prototype stage by the end of the weekend, but some of the ideas that came out of it might be developed into a final product that could benefit the city government and the community.
Earlier this year, the state legislature discussed repealing a law that some say gives physicians too much leeway to prescribe potentially dangerous pain relievers. Doctors were divided over whether this was a good idea.
A few dozen United Methodist clergy held a prayer vigil near the Capitol Tuesday. They were protesting Governor Haslam’s signing of law legalizing the electric chair as a backup to lethal injection.
But that doesn’t necessarily mean voters will strike down a similar amendment on the ballot in November.
Alison Lundergan Grimes is running against Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, and she spoke to Tennessee Democrats during the party’s annual fundraiser, Jackson Day. Some polls show she has a chance of upsetting the five-term Republican.
The coalition of grocery stores who want to sell wine in Tennessee will spearhead a petition drive to get the matter on local ballots this fall. It’s the latest effort from Red, White And Food, which pushed for the bill that passed the state legislature this spring.
The man in charge of Tennessee’s community colleges and tech schools says there’s plenty of room for an expected influx of students—around 5,600 over the next few years, according to one estimate.
The campaigners in front of Bordeaux Library on Thursday afternoon were vocal and animated, holding signs and shouting candidates’ names to voters walking toward the library. As of Thursday morning, more people had voted here this week than any other early voting location.
Dean gave brief remarks about the project needing the input of divergent voices to help find middle ground before he took off for another event.
State lawmakers are effectively reserving the right to veto Nashville’s proposed bus rapid transit proposal, known as the Amp. The bill now on its way to the governor ensures one way or another, the legislature will revisit the issue.
Tennesseans will face a new limit on how much cold and allergy medicine they can buy containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to cook meth.
Banning the project outright didn’t happen. So supporters dodged a bullet.
With the state legislature just short of finishing a bill targeting Nashville’s high profile-bus proposal, known as the Amp, and session poised to end Thursday, a potential compromise has emerged from talks with lawmakers and the governor’s office.
Clarksville Senator Mark Green’s plan would’ve still collected the portion of the tax that goes to local governments.
Methamphetamine, Nashville’s proposed bus line, and a new statewide test tied to the Common Core: All three have led to dueling proposals in the state House and Senate, and all three are being hashed out by select groups of six lawmakers, known as conference committees.
The bill’s failure comes in the face of heavy lobbying from national education reform groups like StudentsFirst and the American Federation for Children.
Democrats are claiming victory for a series of legislative misfires over the last two days, pointing to the demise of a pair of controversial gun bills as well as a hard-fought school vouchers plan. But the bills’ failures may have as much to do with Republican infighting.
A bill to let Tennesseans carry guns in the open without a permit was voted down Monday night in committee. The House sponsor had been poised to try to circumvent the usual process of vetting bills, but now it seems that won’t be happening.
Under a proposal, growers will have to get certified seeds and a growing permit from the state’s Department of Agriculture.