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TN House, Senate Can’t Agree on Mechanism to Reject Judges

The state House and Senate have failed to agree on a method for rejecting the governor’s nominations for judicial vacancies. In one of the final acts of this year’s legislative session on Wednesday night, the Senate voted 4-1 with 27 … Continue reading

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Haslam Names Panel to Recommend Judicial Candidates

Gov. Bill Haslam has named the members of an 11-person council to recommend candidates to fill judicial vacancies in Tennessee. Fellow Republicans in the Legislature had allowed a previous version of the panel to expire before voters in November ratified … Continue reading

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Haslam Wins Second Term

Governor Bill Haslam’s first four years in office include a struggle to exert authority over fellow Republicans in the Legislature on issues ranging from Common Core education standards to Medicaid expansion. But looking back on his first term after his … Continue reading

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Haslams Medicaid Expansion talks draw GOP Criticism

Gov. Bill Haslam’s suggestion this week that he may submit a proposal for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee is getting some blowback from a fellow Republican leader in the Legislature. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris said in a statement Friday that … Continue reading

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Democratic Leaders Urge Haslam to Veto Meth Bill

The Democratic leader of the state Senate is urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to veto his own legislation to limit the purchase of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine. Sen. Jim Kyle of Memphis on Monday said … Continue reading

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