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

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

March 18, 2014 at 10:59 am

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.

Drone Rules Make Unusual Allies of ACLU, Conservative Lawmaker

Drone Rules Make Unusual Allies of ACLU, Conservative Lawmaker

April 9, 2013 at 6:13 am

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.

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

July 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm

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.”

Bredesen Praises Ramsey for Stepping Up on Budget

June 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm

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.

TBR Weighing Tuition Hikes Against Budget Cuts

TBR Weighing Tuition Hikes Against Budget Cuts

April 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

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.

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

March 29, 2010 at 6:07 am

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.

Blackburn: Healthcare Battle Far From Over

March 16, 2010 at 9:59 pm

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.

237 Apply for Chance to Nominate Judges

August 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

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

Lawmakers to Leave City, County Parks Out of Gun Bill

June 11, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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

Bredesen Threatens Budget Veto Over ‘Stupid’ Cuts

June 11, 2009 at 4:41 pm

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.

Democratic Leader: At Least a Week before a State Budget

June 9, 2009 at 5:12 pm

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

State Senate Passes Bill Opposing Federal Firearm Regulation

June 3, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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.

Senate Amends ‘Social Host’ Bill

June 3, 2009 at 5:51 pm

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

TBR Fine-Tuning Tuition Plan

TBR Fine-Tuning Tuition Plan

June 2, 2009 at 5:32 pm

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.

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

Bredesen Vetoes ‘Guns in Bars’ Bill

May 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm

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

State Bill Advancing to Regulate Traffic Cameras

May 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm

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

State Senate Committee Ships Tribal Recognition Bill to Summer Study

May 27, 2009 at 12:34 am

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

Streams Bill Progressing in Both State Chambers

May 20, 2009 at 6:25 pm

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.

House Education Committee Adjourns, Leaving Charter Schools Bill Unresolved

May 20, 2009 at 3:53 pm

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.

Tribe Hopes Lawmakers Will Kill Recognition Bill

Tribe Hopes Lawmakers Will Kill Recognition Bill

May 19, 2009 at 3:31 pm

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.