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TN Senate passes ‘neutered’ teacher arming bill

TN Senate passes ‘neutered’ teacher arming bill

by / on April 18, 2013

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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GOP Blocks Campfield’s Welfare-for-Grades Bill

GOP Blocks Campfield’s Welfare-for-Grades Bill

by / on April 11, 2013

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.

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Democrats Help Pass College ID Voter Law in Senate

Democrats Help Pass College ID Voter Law in Senate

by / on March 14, 2013

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.

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Lottery CEO Salary Slowing Budget Approval

Lottery CEO Salary Slowing Budget Approval

by / on March 11, 2013

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.

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Bill Forces Schools to Tell Parents of Homosexual Behavior

Bill Forces Schools to Tell Parents of Homosexual Behavior

by / on January 30, 2013

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.

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Disavowed Democrat Appears with Republican Campfield

Disavowed Democrat Appears with Republican Campfield

by / on August 13, 2012

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.

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“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Protested, Deferred

by / on May 18, 2011

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.”

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Senator Expands Parental Involvement Bill

by / on May 16, 2011

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.

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Gun on Campus Deferred for the Year

by / on May 4, 2011

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.

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Campus Police Continue Opposition to Guns at School

by / on May 3, 2011

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.

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Colleges Not on Board with Guns on Campus

by / on March 7, 2011

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.”

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Minority Contract Issue Keeps State Legislature in Session

by / on June 7, 2010

State lawmakers may have passed a budget, but disagreement over minority contracts in Tennessee is keeping them from adjourning for the year.

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Anti-Gay Education Legislation Blocked Again

by / on April 7, 2010

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.

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