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Alexander Leads Vote to Replace No Child Left Behind

    The Senate approved a major overhaul of federal K-12 education policy Thursday that reverses a heavy-handed testing and accountability trend that had fallen out of favor with educators and parents around the country. The Every Child Achieves Act, … Continue reading

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Governor Signs Tennessee ‘Neighborhood Protection Act’

The measure, called the “Neighborhood Protection Act,” was signed by the Republican governor earlier this week. It passed the House 75-16 and was approved 31-1 in the Senate during the recent session. Under the measure, a formally recognized residential entity … Continue reading

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‘Neighborhood Protection Act’ Headed to Governor

A proposal that would help homeowner associations or neighborhood watch groups keep repeat offenders out of their communities is headed to the governor for his consideration. The measure, called the “Neighborhood Protection Act,” was approved 75-16 in the House on … Continue reading

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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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Tenn. Senate Sends Bill to Rebrand Common Core to Governor

The Senate has approved a bill to rename and review Common Core education standards, and Gov. Bill Haslam says he plans to sign the measure into law. The chamber voted 27-1 on Tuesday to approve the measure sponsored by Republican … Continue reading

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Bill Banning Speed Cameras in Tennessee Headed to Governor

Legislation that seeks to ban speeding cameras in Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden was approved 74-16 in the House on Wednesday after the Senate passed it … Continue reading

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TN House Votes to Create Lifetime Handgun Carry Permits

The Tennessee House has voted to create a $500 lifetime handgun carry permit. The chamber voted 90-3 on Monday to approve the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. John Holsclaw Jr. of Elizabethton. Current handgun carry permits are valid for five … Continue reading

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