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State GOP Lawmakers Call VW ‘Un-American’: If Union Voted In, No More Incentives

State GOP Lawmakers Call VW ‘Un-American’: If Union Voted In, No More Incentives

by / on February 10, 2014

VW’s 1,550 workers in Chattanooga will vote through a secret ballot later this week.

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GOP Leaders Warn Against Wine-in-Supermarket Revival

GOP Leaders Warn Against Wine-in-Supermarket Revival

by / on March 28, 2013

A deal on wine in supermarkets is still working its way through the state Senate, but the House has been silent since a narrow committee vote killed the bill two weeks ago.

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House Disagrees with Senate on College IDs for Voting

House Disagrees with Senate on College IDs for Voting

by / on March 25, 2013

The Tennessee House and Senate have passed conflicting bills regarding what is a valid photo ID for voting. Monday night the House rejected the use of college IDs.

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Republican Leaders More ‘Open’ to Medicaid Expansion

Republican Leaders More ‘Open’ to Medicaid Expansion

by / on March 7, 2013

Previous naysayers are coming around to the idea of expanding TennCare. Even while criticizing the Affordable Care Act, they say pulling more poor people into the state’s Medicaid program could have some upsides.

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State Legislature Leaves a Whole County Out of Voting District Law

by / on January 18, 2012

A funny thing happened when the General Assembly passed new voting districts for the state last week. Lawmakers lost a whole county.

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Governor’s Point Man Seeks Audit of Industry Recruiting Deals

by / on May 17, 2011

Tennessee lawmakers have unveiled a new system of checks and balances on industries that trade promises of jobs for tax breaks.

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Kinder, Gentler Collective Bargaining Bill Survives in Committee

by / on May 11, 2011

The speaker of the Tennessee House broke a tie (today/yesterday) to help move a bill that would change the collective bargaining rights of the state teachers’ union.

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Bill Honoring Reagan as a Labor Leader Fails

by / on April 14, 2011

The state House of Representatives has turned down a resolution honoring Ronald Reagan. Republicans refused to vote on the measure, which honored Reagan’s support of labor unions.

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House Speaker Breaks Tie to Keep Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill Moving

by / on March 30, 2011

The speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives invoked a rarely used privilege in a subcommittee Wednesday to assure the passage of an anti-collective bargaining bill. House Speaker Beth Harwell was the seventh vote to get the measure past a six-six tie in the House Finance Subcommittee.

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Capitol Hill Conversation: Collective Bargaining Compromise

by / on March 21, 2011

House Republicans have backed off of stripping Tennessee teachers of their collective bargaining rights. WPLN’s Jacqueline Fellows and Joe White explain the newest proposal.

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Legislators Spar Over Benton County Voter Registry

by / on April 20, 2010

Democrats and Republicans squared off on Tennessee’s Capitol Hill today over the action of a Benton County election administrator who challenged more than two-thousand voter registration forms.

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Ballot Changes for Deployed Soldiers Approved

by / on March 2, 2010

Tennessee soldiers who are deployed overseas will have an easier time voting during the next election.

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