Post Tagged with: "Bill Ketron"

Lawmakers passed Senator Bill Ketron's bill, requiring TDOT to study building a monorail in the median of I-24. The agency must report back to the legislature by February 1, 2015. Image: Joe Penniston/Flickr

Monorail To Murfreesboro: Transit Planners Say It’s Too Costly, But TDOT Will Study It Anyway

June 9, 2014 at 5:19 am

State Senator Bill Ketron says he’s serious about building a monorail down the median of I-24, and has even discussed it with a Canadian train manufacturer. Others say we’ve already considered this idea.

A monorail train rolls through the central business district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tennessee State Senator Bill Ketron wanted TDOT to examine the cost of building a monorail in the median of Interstate 24, between Nashville and Murfreesboro. Ketron says traffic congestion and Rutherford County's explosive population growth show the need for transportation alternatives along the busy corridor. Image: besopha/Flickr

House Panel Kills Nashville-Murfreesboro Monorail Study

April 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

A bill to study the feasibility of a Monorail from Nashville to Murfreesboro appears to be dead for the year. Murfreesboro State Senator Bill Ketron floated the idea of a monorail along Interstate 24, citing growing traffic congestion between Nashville and Rutherford County.

On Thursday, Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores. Credit: TN Photo Services

Year’s First Public Bill Signing For Haslam: Wine In Supermarkets

March 20, 2014 at 2:15 pm

A proposal allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores got special treatment at the state capitol Thursday. Governor Bill Haslam held his first public bill signing of the year.

Democrats Help Pass College ID Voter Law in Senate

Democrats Help Pass College ID Voter Law in Senate

March 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Despite some opposition from his own party yesterday, a Murfreesboro Republican won passage of a measure that would make college IDs sufficient forms of voter identification.

Contested Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Begins Legislative Journey

Contested Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Begins Legislative Journey

February 25, 2013 at 5:00 am

A measure to allow grocery stores to sell wine begins working its way through the state legislature this week. A Senate committee has set aside two hours this afternoon to hear from supermarkets which want the change, and from liquor stores which currently have control of all wine sales in Tennessee.

Legislature Per Diem Limits Put Off Over Fairness Questions

Legislature Per Diem Limits Put Off Over Fairness Questions

February 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm

A proposal meant to stop legislators who live near the state capitol from receiving money for hotel rooms and meals has been delayed. One affected lawmaker accused those from farther away of taking advantage of per diem rates too.

Political Pressure, Private Funds Build MTSU Science Building

Political Pressure, Private Funds Build MTSU Science Building

May 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Middle Tennessee State University is finally breaking ground on its long-awaited science building. Funding for the $147 million project came through this spring after being in the pipeline for more than a decade.

Lawsuit Challenges State Law Overturning Metro Anti-discrimination Ordinance

June 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Former Belmont University soccer coach Lisa Howe, a handful of Metro Council members and local gay and lesbian rights groups are working together to sue the state.

Arizona-styled Immigration Bill Punted to Next Year

May 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm

A proposed state law calling for local police to deal with illegal immigrants has been put off until next year by its Senate sponsor.

Ketron and Muslims From His District Discuss Change in Sharia Bill

March 18, 2011 at 6:02 am

Senator Bill Ketron has met with some of his Muslim constituents about a bill they say will make it a felony to practice their religion.

Photo ID Requirement Passes State Senate

February 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Tennesseans would have to produce photo identification to vote under a bill passed Monday night by the state Senate.

Senate Committee Begins Hearing Into Tennessee Board of Regents Hiring and Political Makeup

September 28, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Tennessee Board of Regents members defended the hiring of Chancellor-elect John Morgan in a legislative hearing Tuesday. The TBR has been under fire for not seriously considering other candidates. The man who has served as both State Comptroller and Deputy Governor was the only candidate brought in for an interview.

Red Light Camera Regulation Dies

June 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm

On its last day, the state legislature buried a bill that would have regulated unmanned cameras that issue red-light and speeding tickets in many counties.

Murfreesboro Senator Targets Immigrant Drivers

May 11, 2010 at 8:17 am

State senators last night approved a bill that, at one time, would have required English only driver’s license tests, but as passed, changes nothing about the process.

Senate Eyes Proof Of Citizenship To Vote

May 10, 2010 at 8:16 am

If you want to register to vote, how much proof of citizenship do you need? That may vary by county if the state Senate approves a proposed measure tonight.

Weakened “English Only” Driver’s License Bill Ready For State Senate Vote

April 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm

A proposal originally meant to require drivers’ license tests be in English only has been cleared for a state Senate floor vote. But the measure has been watered down so much, that it doesn’t really alter the way the tests are given.

Rutherford County Wheel Tax Gets Enforcement

April 22, 2010 at 6:05 am

A state senator from Murfreesboro got a measure passed last night to make it easier for Rutherford County to enforce its wheel tax.

Lawmakers Propose “Green Jobs” Fund

March 23, 2010 at 9:51 am

A bill moving through the state legislature would set up a planning process for the state to encourage so-called “green jobs.”

Tennessee Conservation Voters Release Scorecard

October 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Friday morning, Tennessee Conservation Voters recognized state lawmakers for their environmental stance during what the group is calling a “surprisingly successful year.”

State House Changes Bill to Allow More Distilleries

May 20, 2009 at 3:20 pm

The state House of Representatives trimmed back a bill Wednesday to let small distilleries be set up in many Tennessee counties.