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Pulaski Is Latest TN Town Requiring Prescription For Cold Meds Used to Make Meth

Pulaski Is Latest TN Town Requiring Prescription For Cold Meds Used to Make Meth

October 22, 2013 at 5:50 pm

In recent months roughly a dozen cities have passed laws to make it harder to get pseudoephedrine.

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.

Nullification Bill Rejected in Senate After Testy Hearing

Nullification Bill Rejected in Senate After Testy Hearing

February 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm

A shot at nullifying federal gun laws in Tennessee died in the state Senate Wednesday. A vocal committee chairman sped along debate and ultimately cast the deciding vote.

TN AG Says State Can’t Nullify Federal Gun Laws

TN AG Says State Can’t Nullify Federal Gun Laws

February 26, 2013 at 11:15 am

Bills in the Tennessee legislature that attempt to block the enforcement of federal gun laws in the state are unconstitutional. That’s according to a just-released opinion from the state’s top lawyer.

All-Comers Ban Returns, Limited to State Schools

All-Comers Ban Returns, Limited to State Schools

February 11, 2013 at 2:27 pm

State legislation meant to undermine Vanderbilt University’s anti-discrimination policy for student groups is rising from the ashes. Last year a similar bill was slapped down with Governor Bill Haslam’s first veto.

Senate Nudges Congress to Return to 19th Century View of ‘Commerce Clause’

April 24, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Tennessee’s Senate is calling for the state to have more control over its own commerce. The legislators passed a bill Tuesday declaring the 20th century view of the federal Commerce Clause to be unfair to Tennessee.

Assault on a Pregnant Woman Would Be Two Charges Under New Law

Assault on a Pregnant Woman Would Be Two Charges Under New Law

April 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm

The state Senate passed a bill Monday night to fine-tune the definition of a fetus involved in a homicide. The accused would face two charges of homicide if an embryo dies along with the mother.

Tennessee Senate Passes Health Care Compact Bill

May 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm

The state Senate has passed a bill that might lead to Tennessee running health care programs.

Or maybe not.

Health Care Compact Still Alive in State Senate

May 16, 2011 at 11:26 pm

State Senators still face a vote this week on a “health care compact,” after the Republican sponsoring the measure refused to put it aside for the summer.

Abortion Amendment up to the State House

April 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Eleven years ago the Tennessee Supreme Court found that the state constitution protects a woman’s right to an abortion. But Monday the state Senate approved a measure to allow voters to overturn that decision.

Tennessee Legislature Fights Back Against Health Reform

February 23, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Tennessee is a step closer to telling the federal government that the state won’t implement the health care overhaul Congress passed last year.

Bill To Elect Attorney General Moves Forward

February 22, 2011 at 9:10 pm

A measure to change the state constitution so that voters can directly choose the Tennessee Attorney General was approved by a legislative committee Tuesday.

Capitol Hill Conversation: Electing TN’s Attorney General

February 7, 2011 at 6:27 am

Tennessee Republicans are proposing to elect the state’s Attorney General. WPLN’s Jacqueline Fellows and Joe White discuss the politics of changing a constitutional statute that’s over 100 years old.

Senate Passes Health Freedom Act

June 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Tennessee’s Senate has joined the state House in passing bills that tell the federal government the state isn’t happy with national health care.

State Senate Approves Resolution For An Elected Attorney General

April 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm

State senators narrowly approved a measure Thursday to allow Tennesseans to elect the state Attorney General.

Move To Elect State Attorney General Hits Snag In Senate

April 19, 2010 at 11:06 pm

A proposed amendment to the state constitution stumbled in the Tennessee Senate Monday night as several lawyers said they didn’t like the idea of an elected attorney general.

State Senator Changes Her Mind About Re-election Bid

March 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm

A veteran state senator made an abrupt political about-face Thursday, announcing that she will, after all, run for her Senate seat. The decision could potentially stop a domino affect for Republicans.

State Senate Snubs Hypothetical National Health Care

February 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Even though the U.S. Congress has not passed an overhaul of health care, the Tennessee Senate took steps Wednesday to block a national insurance system.

Education Bill Passed In Time for Race to the Top Application

January 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Large, bipartisan majorities in both houses approved the bill that for the first time would allow student achievement scores to be factored into a teacher’s job rating.