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Tennessee General Assembly Adjourns for the Year

The Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned for the year. The often contentious session was highlighted by the passage of legislation that would allow handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in any state park, and the failed attempt to make the … Continue reading

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House leader Expects Approval for Incentive Package for Volkswagen

A top Republican in the Tennessee General Assembly says he expects his colleagues to approve the state share of a $300 million incentive package for Volkswagen despite misgivings about the role of the United Auto Workers union at the German … Continue reading

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Tennessee General Assembly to Meet Today

Abortion restrictions, TennCare expansion and maybe even a gasoline tax could be on the agenda of the 109th Session of the Tennessee General Assembly that will convene today in Nashville.  The Republican-dominated legislature won’t work on any bills this month.  … Continue reading

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House Speaker Harwell Faces Tea Party Challenge

House Speaker Beth Harwell faces a tea party challenge from Rep. Rick Womick as House Republicans vote Wednesday on whom to nominate to lead the lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly. Harwell is a former professor and state Republican … Continue reading

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Public Schools to List Standardized Testing Schedules

Parents in every public school system in Tennessee will be able to go online next year and review the assortment of different standardized tests their children will take during the coming year. In a move toward transparency at a time … Continue reading

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New Bus Law Could Save Millions

School districts that own their own school buses may get some relief as a new bill approved by the Tennessee General Assembly will allow school buses to stay on the road longer. The bill, which is projected to save local … Continue reading

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Haslam’s Agenda Having Hard Time in General Assembly

Gov. Bill Haslam’s agenda is falling on hard times with fellow Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly. A House vote last week to delay school curriculum and assessment standards was the latest defiance of the governor’s wishes. The GOP supermajority … Continue reading

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