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Coalition Urges Changes to Highway Maintenance and Budgeting

A coalition group pushing Tennessee lawmakers to address chronic under funding of transportation projects in the State. The group points to some $8 Billion in road expansion and improvements projects that are idle because of no money. The transportation coalition … Continue reading

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Tennessee Lawmakers Mull Move into Building Once Set to be Razed

Tennessee lawmakers are mulling a move out of their underground office complex to a building next to the Capitol that until recently was designated for demolition. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration last year reversed course on an earlier decision to … Continue reading

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Tenn. Lawmakers Can’t Agree on Guns Bill Drafted as NRA Gift

It was supposed to be a welcoming gift from Tennessee lawmakers to the National Rifle Association and the more than 70,000 gun enthusiasts expected to attend the group’s annual convention in Nashville this weekend. But a bill to allow people … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Attempt to Ban Powdered Alcohol

  Tennessee Lawmakers moving to ban the sale of so called “powdered alcohol” even as Federal regulators approve the product. Murfreesboro Republican State Senator Bill Ketron says the Crystalline powder mix is dangerous, and could easily be obtained by underage … Continue reading

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Tenneessee Lawmakers to Return to Work

Tennessee lawmakers are looking to get back to work Today after winter weather canceled meetings earlier in the week. State government and the legislative office complex were shuttered Tuesday amid a snow and ice storm around the state. The House also decided … Continue reading

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House Speaker says Tenn. Gas Tax Increase Unlikely

State House Speaker Beth Harwell says that Tennessee lawmakers are unlikely to take up a gas tax increase during this year’s legislative session. Speaking to a joint conference by the National Federation of Independent Business and the Tennessee Grocers and … Continue reading

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Lawmakers seek Extension of Hospital Funds

Members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation are requesting an extension of federal funds to help hospitals care for tens of thousands of low-income patients. A Chattanooga newspaper reports that all states participate in the funding program, known as the “disproportionate share … Continue reading

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