The Tennessee Senate has signed off on a plan to allow retired police officers who are teachers to carry a gun in class. But several Republican lawmakers objected, saying the proposal doesn’t go far enough.
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A proposal tying welfare payments to a child’s report card has been pulled from consideration for the year. The bill lost support before coming to a vote on the floor of the Tennessee Senate.
Despite some opposition from his own party yesterday, a Murfreesboro Republican won passage of a measure that would make college IDs sufficient forms of voter identification.
The $500,000 pay package of the state lottery’s CEO is holding up approval of the agency’s annual budget. Rebecca Hargrove is one of the highest-paid lottery executives in the country.
State legislation known as “don’t say gay” has been revived. The bill now includes a requirement that school counselors notify parents if they learn of students – quote – “engaging in or at risk of engaging in” injurious behavior.
The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate – disavowed by the Tennessee party– appeared today alongside an outspoken GOP state lawmaker. Mark Clayton is still trying to prove he really is a Democrat after his decisive primary win.
About a hundred Nashville high school students demonstrated downtown today, chanting “It’s OK to say gay!” in opposition to the proposed state legislation known as “Don’t Say Gay.”
Knoxville Senator Stacey Campfield brought a new twist to his parental involvement bill Monday night – a requirement that a parent sign off on every thing a student does that’s not part of formal classwork.
A bill to allow college faculty and staff to carry legal guns on campus was deferred for a year — finally — by a vote of five to three in the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
Police chiefs from the University of Tennessee system will gather again Wednesday to fight a proposed law to let faculty and staff carry legal firearms on their campuses.
Tennessee is one of at least half a dozen states this year that’s considering allowing concealed guns on college campuses. But, colleges are saying, “no thanks.”
State lawmakers may have passed a budget, but disagreement over minority contracts in Tennessee is keeping them from adjourning for the year.
A measure to bar educational programs that recognize any sexual orientation but heterosexual was side-tracked for a second year today. The state Board of Education will study the issue, again.