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Recent events held by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have attracted hecklers. Credit: GovChristie via Flickr

Tennessee GOP Nabs Governor Chris Christie For Annual Fundraiser

March 19, 2014 at 1:47 pm

The Tennessee Republican Party has recruited a GOP lightning rod to keynote its annual fundraiser. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at the Statesmen’s Dinner in May.

House Hammers UN Sustainability Program as ‘Evil,’ ‘Insidious’

March 15, 2012 at 5:04 pm

The State House voted 72 to 23 to label a worldwide environmental sustainability program promoted by the United Nations as ‘evil.’

Rep. Casada Says His ‘Elect the Supremes’ Idea Is Still Alive

February 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm

A bill to directly elect Supreme Court justices in Tennessee has been delayed, but the lawmaker behind the push says it’s not dead. The Republican-led legislation conflicts with a proposal from Governor Bill Haslam, who wants to write the current judicial appointment process into the state constitution.

Anti-Income Tax Amendment Half Way to Being on Ballot

January 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Seven months after Republicans first brought it up for a vote– the state House finally approved a proposal to put anti-income tax language in the Tennessee constitution. Republicans wanted to pass the resolution at their last meeting in May – but not enough lawmakers stuck around after passing a budget.

Senate OKs Anti-Income Tax Constitutional Amendment

May 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

A proposal to alter the state Constitution to ban a state income tax got final approval – for this session – in the state Senate today.

Corporations Would Gain Political Clout Under New Law

May 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Corporations would have new freedom to contribute directly to state political campaigns under a bill ready for a vote by the state legislature.

Amendment to Ban Income Tax Ready for Floor Votes

May 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Resolutions to ban a state income tax by constitutional amendment are ready to go to the full to Tennessee General Assembly.

Tennessee House Passes Bill to Overrule Nashville Ordinance

April 25, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Metro Nashville’s new anti-discrimination ordinance, which requires city contractors to not discriminate against people because of sexual orientation, would be overturned by a meausure which cleared the state House of Representatives Monday.

Bill to Ban Anti-discrimination Policy Moves Forward in State House

April 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm

A week after Metro Council passed a new anti-discrimination ordinance, a bill aiming to cancel it out is headed to a floor vote in Tennessee’s House of Representatives.

Casada Returns with Focused Bill to Override Local Anti-Bias Ordinances

April 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Less than 24 hours after the Metro Council passed a measure to prevent discrimination of gay and lesbian workers by city contractors, a state lawmaker kick-started a new bill to wipe out such ordinances.

Legislature Debates Take-over of Federal Health Care Programs

March 28, 2011 at 6:26 am

A million Tennesseans who use Medicare could see that program operated by the state instead of the federal government, under a proposal that’s before the state legislature this week.

Attempt to Block Metro Non-Discrimination Measure Fails

March 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm

State lawmakers unexpectedly slapped down a bill Wednesday that was meant to stop a non-discrimination measure in Nashville.

Metro Council Considers Anti-Discrimination Measure as State Legislator Tries to Bar Effort

February 15, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Metro Council is poised to take up a proposal barring companies that hold city contracts
from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
But at the same time, a bill moving through the state legislature would prevent that
change from happening.

House Republican Caucus Chairman Looks To Lift Corporate Spending Ban

January 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm

A state representative is hoping to lift a Tennessee ban on corporate contributions to political races. That’s as the U.S. Supreme Court has just overturned a similar ban at the federal level.

General Assembly Begins Work on Community College Plan

January 19, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Tuesday, state lawmakers began work on Governor Phil Bredesen’s plan to create a single, unified community college curriculum for certain core courses.

House Votes to Overturn Guns in Bars Veto

June 3, 2009 at 5:18 pm

Tennessee House members voted Wednesday to override the governor’s veto of a law allowing gun-carriers to go into restaurants that serve alcohol.