One of Nashville’s long-serving lawmakers is having to work harder than usual to get reelected. For the first time in several cycles, Sen. Thelma Harper has drawn a competitive challenger in the Democratic primary.
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The state senate has sided with the Second Amendment over private property rights. So-called “guns in trunks” legislation passed last night by a wide margin.
Fifty years ago today, the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County voted to merge two governments into one. It’s considered the first full-scale consolidation in the U.S., and the city remains the envy of those who have tried and failed to do the same. But combining city and county also has contributed to keeping Nashville in the back of the pack in terms of breaking some racial barriers.
A bill that keeps state tax dollars from funding abortions is now headed for the governor.
Large, bipartisan majorities in both houses approved the bill that for the first time would allow student achievement scores to be factored into a teacher’s job rating.