Post Tagged with: "state legislature"

Anti-Income Tax Amendment Half Way to Being on Ballot

by / on January 19, 2012

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.

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State Legislature Leaves a Whole County Out of Voting District Law

by / on January 18, 2012

A funny thing happened when the General Assembly passed new voting districts for the state last week. Lawmakers lost a whole county.

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GOP Candidates Open to Alternatives for Non-Violent Criminals

by / on June 11, 2010

All three major candidates for the Republican nomination for governor favor tough prison sentences for violent criminals. But all three also told an audience of lawyers from around the state they’re open to alternatives to lengthy sentences when it comes to non-violent offenders.

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State Legislature Considers Creating New Department

by / on June 1, 2010

State lawmakers are trying to iron out what budget cuts to make are also considering a plan to create a new state department for intellectually disabled Tennesseans.

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Bredesen Doesn’t Like New Guns-in-Bars Law, But Not Saying Whether He’ll Veto It

by / on May 11, 2010

Bredesen vetoed the original measure last year, but lawmakers overrode him before a court struck the law down as unconstitutionally vague.

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House Would Make Educators Majority of Evaluation Committee

by / on January 14, 2010

The governor’s “Race to the Top” education legislation is due to go to the state Senate floor Friday morning. The House version emerged from the Education Committee Thursday afternoon with a few changes.

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GOP Wrests Control of Seat in State House

by / on October 13, 2009

Republicans cushioned a narrow lead in the state House of Representatives yesterday.

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Early Voting Winding Down in Special Election Primary

by / on August 20, 2009

Early voting ends this weekend in the special election primary to replace State Representative Curt Cobb.

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Ramsey: It’s a Shame an Intern Policy is Needed

by / on July 27, 2009

Recent revelations of an inappropriate relationship between a senator and his intern have made it clear that the state legislature has no written policy regarding interactions between members and their interns.

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Williamson County Opts Out of ‘Guns In Parks’ Law

by / on July 13, 2009

The Williamson County Commission voted unanimously Monday to opt out of the so-called “guns in parks” law.

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Senate Committee Advances Plan to Merge Ethics, Election Finance Commissions

by / on June 9, 2009

A measure to combine the state ethics commission with the registry of election finance could reach the senate floor for a vote by the end of this week.

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State Legislators Approach Judicial Selection Compromise

by / on May 28, 2009

State lawmakers passed a compromise measure today to tweak and temporarily extend the state’s process for selecting judges, which had been set to phase out at the end of June.

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Bill Targeting “Puppy Mills” Advancing in State House

by / on May 11, 2009

A bill targeting so-called “puppy mills” in Tennessee has cleared a stumbling block at the state legislature, and heads to the House Government Operations committee tomorrow. The bill’s sponsor says she’s optimistic about passing it this session.

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