Efforts are heating up to halt a Tennessee woman’s execution, which is currently scheduled for September.
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All three major candidates for the Republican nomination for governor favor tough prison sentences for violent criminals. But all three also told an audience of lawyers from around the state they’re open to alternatives to lengthy sentences when it comes to non-violent offenders.
The three main Republican candidates for governor all say they’re open to making the position of state attorney general an elected office. Currently Tennessee’s supreme court appoints an attorney general, who must then argue before that court, leading some to call it a conflict of interest.
Twenty of Tennessee’s service-members gave up their lives this past year, including for the first time a female from the National Guard.
Of the four major candidates vying to be Tennessee’s next governor, only one has never served in elected office. Jackson Businessman Mike McWherter doesn’t see that as a bad thing in setting himself apart from the three Republicans in the race.
The son of a woman sentenced to death in Tennessee is pleading for the governor to commute his mother’s sentence. Gaile Owens has exhausted her legal appeals, and her execution is now set for September.
Right now Tennessee caps its tax on items over $3,200. This week Bredesen proposed to end that cap, raising the tax on more expensive items, except for cars, boats, and pre-made homes.
Only three major candidates remain in the race for the GOP nomination for governor. Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons dropped out Friday. He says that opens up the Memphis area to three East Tennessee Republicans.
Chattanooga Congressman Zach Wamp says state layoffs need to begin now to avoid a drastic reduction in employees once federal stimulus money runs out.
The four Republican candidates running for governor all took vows not to support a state income tax and answered how they’d deal the growing budget deficit Wednesday.
The race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination is a four-way competition for money and name recognition.
State lawmakers are taking another crack at the so-called “guns in parks” bill.
State lawmakers passed a compromise measure today to tweak and temporarily extend the state’s process for selecting judges, which had been set to phase out at the end of June.
The state unemployment rate crept up three-tenths of a point in April, to just shy of 10 percent. That’s the highest it’s been in 25 years.