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.
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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.
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.
Governor Bill Haslam’s signature business bill – one that limits non-economic damages lawsuits – passed the state House of Representatives Monday.
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.”
A bill moving through the state legislature would set up a planning process for the state to encourage so-called “green jobs.”
A recent state report says the way telecommunications companies are taxed is unfair and needs changing. Legislators aren’t convinced that’s the case.