Tennessee Senators Vote For Immigration Reform, House Members Call It DOA

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn had sent out a statement calling the immigration bill "DOA" before Sen. Bob Corker had sent out his press release praising its passage. Credit: AOC
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn had sent out a statement calling the immigration bill “DOA” before Sen. Bob Corker had sent out his press release praising its passage. Credit: AOC

Tennessee’s two Republican senators voted in favor of the immigration reform bill. Bob Corker even sponsored a major amendment to the legislation. But several of the state’s GOP congressmen say it’s dead on arrival in the House. (more…)

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Rework Of Murfreesboro’s Busiest Intersection Is Another Growing Pain

The design is nicknamed a SPUI (pronounced "spewy"). It stands for single point urban interchange. It's supposed to allow continuous movement in both directions. Credit: TDOT
The design is nicknamed a SPUI (pronounced “spewy”). It stands for single point urban interchange. It’s supposed to allow continuous movement in both directions. Credit: TDOT

Traffic at Murfreesboro’s busiest intersection is going to become much worse before it gets any better. Transportation officials announced a complete rerouting where Broad Street, Memorial Boulevard and Old Fort Parkway converge. (more…)

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Tennessee’s First Woman Chief Justice To Retire

Justice Janice Holder served as chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 2008-2010. She was the first woman to hold the position. Credit: Administrative Office of the Courts
Justice Janice Holder served as chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court from 2008-2010. She was the first woman to hold the position and also serve while a majority of the court was made up of women. Credit: Administrative Office of the Courts

The first woman to head the state’s highest court is retiring. Janice Holder will not seek reelection to the Tennessee Supreme Court. (more…)

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Haslam Says Privatization Isn’t Always The Answer

Governor Bill Haslam has been making the rounds, visiting with different departments. He says the answer to efficiency isn't always privatization. Credit: TN Photo Services via Flickr
Governor Bill Haslam has been making the rounds, visiting with different departments. He says the answer to efficiency isn’t always privatization. Credit: TN Photo Services via Flickr

Just because the state is privatizing management of almost every government building doesn’t mean more jobs will be cut. That’s according to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, who has been defending an outsourcing contract that led to 126 layoffs.  (more…)

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In Reversal, Tennessee Bars Serving Infused Drinks Won’t Be Targeted

The ABC had planned to start enforcing a reinterpreted law from 2006 it said would require a distiller's license to make infused drinks, but the state's Hospitality Association among others argued the move threatened a key part of their industry. Credit Mike McCune / flickr
The ABC had planned to start enforcing a reinterpreted law from 2006 it said would require a distiller’s license to make infused drinks, but the state’s Hospitality Association among others argued the move threatened a key part of their industry. Credit Mike McCune / flickr

Tennessee’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission has decided not to begin enforcing its new interpretation of a rule it said meant bars couldn’t “infuse” liquors for flavor using other ingredients like fruit. (more…)

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