Conservatives who support an anti-abortion amendment to Tennessee’s constitution have launched a yearlong campaign ahead of next year’s vote. They want to get a message out that the measure does not outlaw abortions.Read more ›
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Nearly half of the Democrats in the Tennessee Senate are retiring in the next year – which isn’t saying much. There are only seven left. And with no mercy rule in politics, Republicans say they plan on running up their numbers.Read more ›
Common Core will be the most “complicated” and “important” debate in the upcoming session of the Tennessee legislature. That’s according to Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, who predicts the General Assembly will want to make some tweaks.Read more ›
There was a tit for tat as the state legislature finished business for the year. As a result priorities of speakers in both chambers went down to defeat.Read more ›
The Tennessee General Assembly has delayed consideration of ending primary elections for U.S. Senate. Several lawmakers say voters need time to weigh-in on possibly losing their power to pick party nominees.Read more ›
Lawmakers in Tennessee are watching Florida closely after the state’s conservative Republican governor went along with a major piece of the Affordable Care Act. Governor Bill Haslam is still on the fence about expanding the state’s Medicaid program – known as TennCare.Read more ›
There is confusion among the sponsors of so-called ‘Guns-in-Trunks’ legislation. They disagree on whether employers could fire a worker for keeping a gun in their car at the company parking lot, even though it could soon be legal.Read more ›
Virtual education appears to be the future, even for the youngest students. School districts are offering classes online. Cyber schools – many of them run by the same for-profit company – are popping up all over the country. But student test scores have fallen short.Read more ›
This week Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey wants to push through legislation from the last session that would give gun owners a way to legally store firearms in their vehicles. Last year, the issue was so divisive among Republicans, a top-ranking lawmaker was unseated in a primary election out of retribution.Read more ›
To exempt or not to exempt college campuses when it comes to storing firearms in cars – that’s one question dividing Republican lawmakers preparing to revive a so-called “guns in parking lots” bill.Read more ›
State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says the Tennessee Firearms Association’s involvement in GOP primaries may hurt future chances for a compromise on the so-called “guns in parking lots” bill.Read more ›
Seven months after Republicans first brought it up for a vote– the state House finally approved a proposal to put anti-income tax language in the Tennessee constitution. Republicans wanted to pass the resolution at their last meeting in May – but not enough lawmakers stuck around after passing a budget.Read more ›
Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey lost his candidate for the GOP presidential
Bid Thursday when Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race. So, suddenly, Ramsey’s phone is ringing as the remaining candidates seek his backing.
The Speaker of the state Senate has been calling for unemployment recipients to show they’re actually looking for work. The governor sees the same abuse of the system, though he’s not sure it calls for massive changes.Read more ›