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Tennessee school bus seat belt bill placed in budget limbo

The bill responds to a November crash that killed six Chattanooga elementary school children.
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Tennessee AG to defend abortion bill if it becomes law

"the law to some degree is unsettled"
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Tennessee House OKs bill opening up officer shooting records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee House has cleared legislation to publicly disclose Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probes into deaths from officer shootings. The House voted 91-0 Monday to open the investigative records into deaths from a shooting by law enforcement. Senators previously passed the bill 30-0. It soon heads to Gov. Bill Haslam. The […]
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Officials discuss possible impact of gas tax legislation

TENNESSEE (WDEF) – With reluctant support from some Republican leaders, Governor Bill Haslam’s campaign for more highway funding will likely come true within hours. TDOT leaders are breathing a sigh of relief as they wait for the gas tax legislation to become law. The legislation would raise 350 million dollars for roads, while it cuts […]
2 weeks ago
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Tennessee immigrant tuition bill voted down in House panel

Republican Rep. Judd Matheny led a news conference Monday contending that tuition breaks shouldn't go to students here illegally
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Conservative reps decry Tennessee immigrant tuition bill

The bill by Republican Rep. Mark White of Memphis is scheduled for a vote Tuesday in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee.
3 weeks ago
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Funding concern factored in public radio firing

Chancellor Steven Angle also called for station manager Michael Martin "to keep quiet and toe the line" on the termination decision.
3 weeks ago
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Tennessee bill outlawing sanctuary cities dead for year

The proposal would have punished a state or local government entity for adopting a sanctuary policy by withholding state funding until the policy is removed.
3 weeks ago
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Education Commissioner to release major plan for schools

Plan will support English language learners and increase transparency about how they are performing.
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Rep. berates GOP over gas tax, colleague says don’t whine

Sexton demanded that Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville to essentially re-start the committee process for the bill.