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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

by / on October 22, 2013

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

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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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Nullification Bill Rejected in Senate After Testy Hearing

Nullification Bill Rejected in Senate After Testy Hearing

by / on February 27, 2013

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.

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TN AG Says State Can’t Nullify Federal Gun Laws

TN AG Says State Can’t Nullify Federal Gun Laws

by / on February 26, 2013

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.

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All-Comers Ban Returns, Limited to State Schools

All-Comers Ban Returns, Limited to State Schools

by / on February 11, 2013

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.

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

by / on April 24, 2012

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.

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

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

by / on April 23, 2012

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.

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Tennessee Senate Passes Health Care Compact Bill

by / on May 18, 2011

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

Or maybe not.

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Health Care Compact Still Alive in State Senate

by / on May 16, 2011

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.

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Abortion Amendment up to the State House

by / on April 18, 2011

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.

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Tennessee Legislature Fights Back Against Health Reform

by / on February 23, 2011

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

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Bill To Elect Attorney General Moves Forward

by / on February 22, 2011

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

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Capitol Hill Conversation: Electing TN’s Attorney General

by / on February 7, 2011

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.

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Senate Passes Health Freedom Act

by / on June 9, 2010

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.

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State Senate Approves Resolution For An Elected Attorney General

by / on April 22, 2010

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

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Move To Elect State Attorney General Hits Snag In Senate

by / on April 19, 2010

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.

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State Senator Changes Her Mind About Re-election Bid

by / on March 11, 2010

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.

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State Senate Snubs Hypothetical National Health Care

by / on February 17, 2010

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.

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Education Bill Passed In Time for Race to the Top Application

by / on January 16, 2010

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.

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