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Virtual School Caps Advance, Closure Proposal Dies

Virtual School Caps Advance, Closure Proposal Dies

February 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Teachers filled the front row of a state legislative committee room to support their embattled virtual school. Ultimately, the panel advanced legislation that would cap enrollment if a trend of poor grades persists.

Redistricting Plan Pits a Dozen Incumbents, Creates Six New Districts

January 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

A dozen incumbent members of the state House – mostly Democrats – would have to run against each other in the redistricting plan released by Republicans Wednesday. One contest pits two Representatives in Davidson County.

Democrats Announce Strategy to Combat Voter ID Law

October 31, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Tennessee Democrats say the state’s new voter ID law disenfranchises minorities and the elderly. It  requires a photo ID to cast a ballot. Now they’ve unveiled a strategy to fight the law.

Tort Reform Bill One Step from Governor’s Pen

May 9, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Governor Bill Haslam’s signature business bill – one that limits non-economic damages lawsuits – passed the state House of Representatives Monday.

Anti-terrorist Bill Gets House Committee Okay

April 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Muslim men and women – identified by cultural dress and stickers saying, “I’m a Tennessean and I vote,” filled the state legislature Tuesday. Hundreds more watched TV monitors from the halls, as the House Judiciary committee edited out all references to religion in a bill that now targets “terrorists.”

Lawmakers Propose “Green Jobs” Fund

March 23, 2010 at 9:51 am

A bill moving through the state legislature would set up a planning process for the state to encourage so-called “green jobs.”

TACIR, Legislators Try to Determine Whether Telecommunications Tax Structure is Fair

December 30, 2009 at 5:25 am

A recent state report says the way telecommunications companies are taxed is unfair and needs changing. Legislators aren’t convinced that’s the case.