Post Tagged with: "Thelma Harper"

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean - pictured here in 2011 - held a fundraiser for Sen. Thelma Harper this week. Credit: TSU via Flickr

Opponent Knocks Thelma Harper As Out Of Touch, But She’s Still Got Democratic Clout

June 20, 2014 at 4:08 am

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.

‘Guns in Trunks’ Sponsors Fend Off Exemptions

‘Guns in Trunks’ Sponsors Fend Off Exemptions

February 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm

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.

Racial Tensions Underlie Metro Consolidation Vote

Racial Tensions Underlie Metro Consolidation Vote

June 28, 2012 at 5:49 am

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.

Abortion Bill Heads to Governor

April 20, 2010 at 7:26 am

A bill that keeps state tax dollars from funding abortions is now headed for the governor.

Education Bill Passed In Time for Race to the Top Application

January 16, 2010 at 7:07 pm

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.