Post Tagged with: "Andy Berke"

President’s Visit To Chattanooga Becomes Predictably Partisan

President’s Visit To Chattanooga Becomes Predictably Partisan

by / on July 29, 2013

Tennessee’s top Republicans are giving the cold shoulder to President Obama as he makes a rare visit to the state. Governor Bill Haslam’s office says he decided to keep his scheduled appointments Tuesday rather than travel to Chattanooga.

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Senate Joins House in Condemning UN’s ‘Agenda 21’

by / on April 24, 2012

The Tennessee Senate added its voice to the state House in condemning the United Nations’ ‘Agenda 21’ on Tuesday. The program is an environmental initiative meant to encourage sustainable development. A majority of Tennessee lawmakers now describe it as destructive.

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Senate OKs Federal-Style Judge Appointment, Requires Constitutional Change

by / on April 23, 2012

Monday night the state Senate signed off on a proposal for selecting judges that would let them grill the nominees live, just like the U.S. Senate does in Washington. The change requires a constitutional amendment.

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Senate OKs Automatic High School Teaching Ticket for College Instructors

by / on April 2, 2012

The State Senate Monday night passed a bill that would allow any college instructor to receive a license to teach his subject in high schools with no additional educational training.

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Senate Mulls Bill to Let College Instructors Teach Lower Grades

by / on March 22, 2012

The measure would apply to anyone who teaches college, even part-timers.

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Senate Passes Latest Version of Bill Questioning Evolution

by / on March 19, 2012

The Tennessee State Senate passed an amended version of a bill that opens classrooms to debate that questions established scientific theories.

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Health Care Compact Still Alive in State Senate

by / on May 16, 2011

State Senators still face a vote this week on a “health care compact,” after the Republican sponsoring the measure refused to put it aside for the summer.

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Tennessee Senate Approves School Voucher Bill

by / on April 21, 2011

Low-income students in the four largest counties of the state could use a voucher to go to a different school – even a private or a religious school, under a bill passed Thursday in the Tennessee Senate.

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‘Policy Manual’ Replaces TEA Collective Bargaining in Senate Bill

by / on April 20, 2011

Legislation to strip the state teachers’ union of its negotiating power has whip-sawed back and forth this year. The House is working on a compromise that allows the Tennessee Education Association to continue to negotiate, but the state senate is moving forward to take away the right of collective bargaining.

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Voter Registration Changes for Immigrants

by / on May 11, 2010

Under a bill passed last night by the state Senate, some voters will have to show a driver’s license, a passport, naturalization papers or some other proof of their U.S. citizenship.

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State Senate Snubs Hypothetical National Health Care

by / on February 17, 2010

Even though the U.S. Congress has not passed an overhaul of health care, the Tennessee Senate took steps Wednesday to block a national insurance system.

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State Senate Stalls on “Cap-and-Trade” Resolution

by / on May 21, 2009

A potential federal program to trade renewable energy credits brought the Tennessee State Senate to a standstill today.

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Senate Approves Recidivism Pilot Program

by / on May 14, 2009

State Senator Andy Berke of Chattanooga got the Senate to agree Thursday with a bill that sets up a pilot program to create a re-entry plan for people being released from prison.

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