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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A funny thing happened when the General Assembly passed new voting districts for the state last week. Lawmakers lost a whole county.
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.
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.
Bredesen vetoed the original measure last year, but lawmakers overrode him before a court struck the law down as unconstitutionally vague.
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.
Republicans cushioned a narrow lead in the state House of Representatives yesterday.
Early voting ends this weekend in the special election primary to replace State Representative Curt Cobb.
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.
The Williamson County Commission voted unanimously Monday to opt out of the so-called “guns in parks” law.
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.
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.
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.