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.Read more ›
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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
A proposed state law calling for local police to deal with illegal immigrants has been put off until next year by its Senate sponsor.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
The state House of Representatives trimmed back a bill Wednesday to let small distilleries be set up in many Tennessee counties.Read more ›