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Senate Calls on House to do Flag Salute Amid TN Logo Flap

A flap over a new logo being introduced by Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration is providing an opportunity for the state Senate to renew calls that the House recite a special pledge to the Tennessee flag. Reports of the logo featuring … Continue reading

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Legislation Creates Protocol for Sexual Assault Evidence

Legislation that creates a protocol for the collection of sexual-assault evidence kits is headed to the governor for his consideration.  The measure was unanimously approved 32-0 in the Senate and 97-0 in the House on Monday. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam … Continue reading

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TN Tuition Equality Bill Headed To Full Senate

  Tennessee residents who are authorized to be in the United States would be eligible for in-state tuition under legislation headed for a vote in the Senate. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Gardenhire, of Chattanooga, was approved 7-3 … Continue reading

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Bill Rejected to Allow Guns in Government Buildings

The weapons carry debate continues in Nashville, after House members voted to reject a Senate bill that would allow permitted gun owners to carry their heat into the Capitol and Legislative offices. The House rejected the Senate bill by a … Continue reading

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Senate Votes to Ban Drones Over Ticketed Events, jails

The state Senate has voted to ban drones from recording images above ticketed events with more than 100 people in attendance. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Franklin passed on a 33-0 vote on Thursday. Johnson said … Continue reading

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Revived Insure Tennessee Clears First Senate Committee

  A revived version of Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans has cleared its first full Senate committee. The Senate Health Committee voted 6-2 on Wednesday to advance the Insure Tennessee proposal. It now … Continue reading

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Sponsor withdraws Bill to Allow Motorcycle Lane Splitting

A proposal to allow Tennessee motorcyclists to ride between slow-moving cars has been withdrawn by the Senate sponsor. Senate Transportation Chairman Jim Tracy of Shelbyville said the measure was withdrawn Wednesday by fellow Republican Sen. Joey Hensley of Hohenwald. California … Continue reading

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