Post Tagged with: "legislature"

Don’t Just Delay Common Core, Some Lawmakers Say: Repeal It

Don’t Just Delay Common Core, Some Lawmakers Say: Repeal It

by / on March 18, 2014

Legislative wrangling over the Common Core educational standards ramped up a notch Tuesday morning, with state lawmakers weighing a bill to back Tennessee out altogether from the grade-level benchmarks adopted by dozens of states.

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Drone Rules Make Unusual Allies of ACLU, Conservative Lawmaker

Drone Rules Make Unusual Allies of ACLU, Conservative Lawmaker

by / on April 9, 2013

State lawmakers want police to be able to use drones, but only in ways they specifically authorize. Some of the first proposed rules governing unmanned aircraft in Tennessee are cruising through the legislature.

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Bredesen Calls Lawmakers’ Trip to Discuss Immigration in Arizona ‘Grandstanding’

by / on July 20, 2010

Several Tennessee lawmakers will take a trip later this month to visit peers in Arizona, in hopes of emulating that state’s controversial new immigration law. But Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says immigration suffers when it’s used as a quote “political football.”

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Bredesen Praises Ramsey for Stepping Up on Budget

by / on June 10, 2010

Governor Phil Bredesen is praisings Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey for his work brokering a deal to pass a budget through the state legislature. The Democratic governor says he hopes other Republican lawmakers mature in Ramsey’s model.

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TBR Weighing Tuition Hikes Against Budget Cuts

TBR Weighing Tuition Hikes Against Budget Cuts

by / on April 26, 2010

TBR is headed into its third straight year getting less money from the state, and expects by next year those cuts will add up to more than 25 percent lost.

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Williams Wants to Dig Deeper Into Reserves, Calls Out “Feel-Good Legislation”

by / on March 29, 2010

House Speaker Kent Williams wants to dip deeper into the state’s budget reserves. That’s to hold off cuts to family programs, TennCare, and higher education. And Williams blames “feel good legislation” for bogging down the current session, forcing it to wrap up later than hoped.

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Blackburn: Healthcare Battle Far From Over

by / on March 16, 2010

As Washington lurches toward a final decision on healthcare overhaul, Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn is digging in her heels in opposition. And she says if Congress does pass the bill, some states still won’t go along.

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237 Apply for Chance to Nominate Judges

by / on August 3, 2009

The applications to the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission have been made public.

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Lawmakers to Leave City, County Parks Out of Gun Bill

by / on June 11, 2009

State lawmakers are taking another crack at the so-called “guns in parks” bill.

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Bredesen Threatens Budget Veto Over ‘Stupid’ Cuts

by / on June 11, 2009

Governor Phil Bredesen says he may veto the state budget amendment if Republican lawmakers carry out a plan to pay for pre-kindergarten education with one-time funds.

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Democratic Leader: At Least a Week before a State Budget

by / on June 9, 2009

The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus expects at least another week before the Tennessee General Assembly passes a state budget for next year.

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State Senate Passes Bill Opposing Federal Firearm Regulation

by / on June 3, 2009

The state Senate passed a bill yesterday to allow local gunmakers to sell their weapons to other Tennesseans regardless of federal law. The bill’s sponsor says it’s a display of Tennessee’s sovereignty to lawmakers in Washington.

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Senate Amends ‘Social Host’ Bill

by / on June 3, 2009

The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make the host of a party responsible for preventing underage drinking from taking place there.

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TBR Fine-Tuning Tuition Plan

TBR Fine-Tuning Tuition Plan

by / on June 2, 2009

The Tennessee Board of Regents is fine-tuning how much it will raise tuition rates at colleges around the state later this month. But what the Board decides will depend in part on the budget the state legislature is expected to pass in the next few weeks.

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Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

by / on May 28, 2009

Governor Phil Bredesen vetoed Thursday the bill to allow Tennessee carry-permit holders to bring their handguns into bars.

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State Bill Advancing to Regulate Traffic Cameras

by / on May 27, 2009

A bill regulating traffic cameras in Tennessee passed out of the state House Finance committee Tuesday.

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State Senate Committee Ships Tribal Recognition Bill to Summer Study

by / on May 27, 2009

A state senate committee voted yesterday to put off a bill to recognize six Indian tribes in Tennessee.

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Streams Bill Progressing in Both State Chambers

by / on May 20, 2009

State lawmakers are advancing a bill that would let outside consultants decide whether a watercourse constitutes a stream or not. Opponents say that risks undermining the objectivity of the Department of Environment and Conservation.

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House Education Committee Adjourns, Leaving Charter Schools Bill Unresolved

by / on May 20, 2009

The House Education Committee voted today to adjourn for the year without passing out a bill that would ease restrictions on charter schools. But the bill’s sponsor says she’ll keep trying to get the measure through this session.

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Tribe Hopes Lawmakers Will Kill Recognition Bill

Tribe Hopes Lawmakers Will Kill Recognition Bill

by / on May 19, 2009

An American Indian tribe is protesting a bill that would grant recognition to certain other groups in the state. They say those groups aren’t legitimate tribes, and worry they’ll have to compete for already scarce federal dollars.

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