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.Read more ›
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The State House voted 72 to 23 to label a worldwide environmental sustainability program promoted by the United Nations as ‘evil.’Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
A proposal to alter the state Constitution to ban a state income tax got final approval – for this session – in the state Senate today.Read more ›
Corporations would have new freedom to contribute directly to state political campaigns under a bill ready for a vote by the state legislature.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
State lawmakers unexpectedly slapped down a bill Wednesday that was meant to stop a non-discrimination measure in Nashville.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Tuesday, state lawmakers began work on Governor Phil Bredesen’s plan to create a single, unified community college curriculum for certain core courses.Read more ›