Dozens of protesters rallied to protest upcoming abortion legislation as state lawmakers opened the 109th General Assembly.
The state budget is back on track after being put on hold for three hours Wednesday while House Republicans and Democrats negotiated out some “local projects–" sometimes called “pork barrel projects-" that the Senate had slipped in.
The Tennessee Senate added its voice to the state House in condemning the United Nations’ ‘Agenda 21’ on Tuesday. The program is an environmental initiative meant to encourage sustainable development. A majority of Tennessee lawmakers now describe it as destructive.
Tennessee’s Senate is calling for the state to have more control over its own commerce. The legislators passed a bill Tuesday declaring the 20th century view of the federal Commerce Clause to be unfair to Tennessee.
A laid-off worker could lose his unemployment benefit by refusing to take a job paying less than his previous paycheck, under a bill passed by the state House on Thursday.
Earlier this spring, student groups at Vanderbilt University fought back against a requirement that they accept “all comers.” The rule upset some Tennessee lawmakers, too, and they can vote on Thursday for a bill to essentially express their disapproval. But one is asking for an opinion on whether the bill passes legal muster.ristian groups said if they couldn’t require potential leaders to be Christian, they’d leave the campus.
Drug companies are coming up with pills that do the same job of fighting cancer as intravenous chemotherapy. But Tennessee lawmakers say too many questions are unanswered to make a decision on whether to require health insurance plans to cover the costs of the pills. A proposal to require such coverage was sent to a summer study committee on Tuesday.
Proposals to allow Tennessee gun permit holders to keep their firearms in locked vehicles in an employer’s parking lot were supposed to be dead – or at least discouraged. But four such bills rushed of a House subcommittee on Tuesday.
Two very different ways of appointing state judges flew out of a state Senate Committee Tuesday and were immediately scheduled for a floor vote on Wednesday.
State Representative David Hawk, accused over the weekend of assaulting his wife, maintains he is innocent of domestic assault charges.
Former Tennessee House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh today announced that after 38 years, he won’t run for re-election in his Tipton County district.
A dozen representatives of the state’s largest employers today urged state lawmakers to turn down an attempt to let employees carry guns on company property – even if the weapons are locked in car trunks.
The state House of Representatives fought for more than an hour before passing a bill today to clear the Legislative Plaza of the Occupy Nashville campers.
State lawmakers avoided taking up a bill yesterday the would bar schools from even mentioning homosexuality. While legislators put off the issue, more than 150 of the bill's opponents stood and sat in the legislative hallways, watching and talking among themselves.
Lawmakers on an important subcommittee last night OK’d a bill to clear tents off the Legislative Plaza. Members of Occupy Nashville in the audience remained silent as the bill was approved.
After Matthew Shepard was killed in 1998, his name became a mantra for anti-hate crime legislation. Witnesses said the University of Wyoming student was targeted because he was gay. His father came to Tennessee’s Capitol Hill Wednesday to ask for more tolerance.
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.