Conservative legislators spent the better part of Tuesday questioning whether Tennessee’s chief justice broke rules that bar judges from making political endorsements.
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A proposal giving businesses such as wedding photographers a legal way to refuse service to gay couples has been shelved for the year in the Tennessee legislature. The sponsor says it may be redundant.
Conservative activists who’ve been voluntarily reviewing Tennessee textbooks say many have an underhanded, liberal slant. Several signed up to speak at a legislative hearing Tuesday where they said their biggest beef with new history books may be crimes of omission.
Members of the panel that approves textbooks to be used in Tennessee schools say there’s no way to eliminate bias from the materials. Lawmakers are probing past decisions by the state textbook commission after activists raised concerns about religious bias.
Monday night the state senate is expected to vote on striking down a ban on spring-loaded knives that open with the push of a button. The legislation also drops restrictions on blade length for any kind of knife.
The Tennessee Senate added its voice to the state House in condemning the United Nations’ ‘Agenda 21’ on Tuesday. The program is an environmental initiative meant to encourage sustainable development. A majority of Tennessee lawmakers now describe it as destructive.
Democrats in the state legislature put the brakes, at least temporarily, on two high-profile political measures Thursday. Both measures are Republican touchstones.
A controversial bill to mandate that a child in a divorce spend equal time with father and mother was resurrected Tuesday in Tennessee’s House of Representatives.
A bill in the Tennessee legislature meant to give divorced parents equal time with their children is off the table. The measure was yanked out of committee by its sponsor Tuesday.
An effort to challenge the nation’s health care overhaul in court is moving through Tennessee’s House of Representatives. The bill’s supporters say health insurance regulation is a matter of state’s rights rather than federal authority.
Members of the loosely organized “Tea Party” are expected to gather at the state capital Wednesday. They want Tennessee lawmakers to oppose the federal health care legislation signed by President Obama this week.
Lawmakers asked for more information Tuesday, as they debated a measure that would split child custody fifty-fifty for parents in a divorce. The bill’s sponsor says he’s dubious of what the statistics will show.
A proposed Tennessee law would give the child of a divorced couple equal time with each parent. It’s attracted moms and dads on both sides to attend a state House subcommittee meeting Tuesday.
A new law to legitimize home school diplomas passed the Tennessee House of Representatives after two hours of arguments.