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Republican Lawmakers set to Repeal Tennessee Whiskey Law

Some Republican lawmakers seem ready to repeal a controversial law that defines the the identity of “Tennessee Whiskey”. Repeal of last year’s law now set for committee votes in both the House and Senate next week. The Tennessee whiskey legislation was … Continue reading

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House Members Holding Meetings in Private

Tennessee State House Speaker Beth Harwell is calling on fellow Republican Lawmakers to open so called “pre-meetings” of committees to the public. This after revelations that “secret” meetings were routinely held by house members to discuss bills and test potential … Continue reading

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Bid to Block Health Exchange in Tennessee Seen as ‘Overkill’

  Some Republican lawmakers, still reveling in the recent defeat of a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans, are now setting their sights on 230,000 people enrolled through the federal health insurance exchange. State Sen. Brian Kelsey’s … Continue reading

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Haslam Continues to Push “Insure Tennessee”

Urging State lawmakers to set aside “easy political arguments” Republican Governor Bill Haslam last night pushed his “Insure Tennessee” plan before a skeptical General Assembly. Haslam continued to insist his plan cannot be linked with so called “Obamacare”, the Federal … Continue reading

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Redistricting Solidifies Republican Stronghold

While Republican lawmakers in some states may have benefited from congressional redistricting, the changes had little effect in Tennessee. In Tennessee, for the most part, the redistricting solidified the Republican stronghold.

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Republican lawmakers send clear threats to Volkswagen over union vote

Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are threatening that the state could turn off the spigot of incentives for Volkswagen if workers at the German automakers plant decide this week to approve union representation. State Senate Speaker Pro Tem Bo Watson in … Continue reading

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Opposing sides to school voucher program speak out

Opposing sides to a school voucher program in Tennessee are holding a series of events this week as Republican lawmakers and the governor try to reach a compromise on voucher legislation. Tennesseans Reclaiming Educational Excellence, a grass-roots organization opposed to vouchers, held … Continue reading

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