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Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) was recently rated as one of the most conservative members of the Tennessee Senate. He's often an ally of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who has launched a campaign to unseat the three members of the Supreme Court appointed by Democratic governors. Credit: TN Photo Services

Did Tennessee’s Chief Justice Break Judicial Ethics Code? Conservatives Keep Pressing

June 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Conservative legislators spent the better part of Tuesday questioning whether Tennessee’s chief justice broke rules that bar judges from making political endorsements.

Concerns from Tennessee lawmakers have grown as courts have intervened and required more recognition of gay marriage, even in states where it is outlawed. Credit: Nate C via Flickr

Maybe Wedding Photographers In Tennessee Can Already Refuse To Work With Gay Couples

February 18, 2014 at 5:47 pm

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.

This AP Human Geography book has a troubling passage to Laurie Cardoza-Moore, who heads a pro-Israel group. She reads between the lines to find the textbook considers some terrorism "acceptable means" of conflict resolution. Credit: Amazon

Tennessee Activists Complain Textbooks Riddled With Liberal Bias

November 5, 2013 at 3:35 pm

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.

TN Textbook Bias Is In The ‘Eye Of The Beholder’

TN Textbook Bias Is In The ‘Eye Of The Beholder’

November 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm

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.

Switchblades Slice Through Legislature

Switchblades Slice Through Legislature

March 4, 2013 at 4:00 am

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.

Senate Joins House in Condemning UN’s ‘Agenda 21’

April 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm

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.

State Democrats Hold Back Republican Measures, For Now

April 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Democrats in the state legislature put the brakes, at least temporarily, on two high-profile political measures Thursday. Both measures are Republican touchstones.

Equal Parenting Time Sponsor Agrees to Compromise

April 13, 2010 at 6:04 pm

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.

Equal Time Parenting Pulled from Committee

April 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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.

Challenge To Healthcare Overhaul Moves In House

March 31, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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.

Tea Partiers Organize Rally to Avoid New Health Insurance Mandates

March 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm

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.

Subcommittee Asks For More Information For “Equal Time” Parenting Bill

March 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm

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.

Bill Could Give Divorced Parents Equal Time with Children

March 1, 2010 at 5:47 am

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.

Homeschool Diploma Law Passes House

May 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm

A new law to legitimize home school diplomas passed the Tennessee House of Representatives after two hours of arguments.