It might seem crazy today, but in geologic terms, it wasn’t that long ago when Tennessee was home to camels, rhinoceroses and red pandas. Nashville’s hockey team takes its mascot from a sabre-tooth cat unearthed in the area.
The coalition of grocery stores who want to sell wine in Tennessee will spearhead a petition drive to get the matter on local ballots this fall. It’s the latest effort from Red, White And Food, which pushed for the bill that passed the state legislature this spring.
The man in charge of Tennessee’s community colleges and tech schools says there’s plenty of room for an expected influx of students—around 5,600 over the next few years, according to one estimate.
Nashville is the fastest growing U.S. destination for Airbnb, a San Francisco-based tech company that connects travelers to people with spare rooms or even houses they can rent for a night or two.
State lawmakers are effectively reserving the right to veto Nashville’s proposed bus rapid transit proposal, known as the Amp. The bill now on its way to the governor ensures one way or another, the legislature will revisit the issue.
Tennesseans will face a new limit on how much cold and allergy medicine they can buy containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to cook meth.
With the state legislature just short of finishing a bill targeting Nashville’s high profile-bus proposal, known as the Amp, and session poised to end Thursday, a potential compromise has emerged from talks with lawmakers and the governor’s office.
Methamphetamine, Nashville’s proposed bus line, and a new statewide test tied to the Common Core: All three have led to dueling proposals in the state House and Senate, and all three are being hashed out by select groups of six lawmakers, known as conference committees.
Democrats are claiming victory for a series of legislative misfires over the last two days, pointing to the demise of a pair of controversial gun bills as well as a hard-fought school vouchers plan. But the bills’ failures may have as much to do with Republican infighting.
A bill to let Tennesseans carry guns in the open without a permit was voted down Monday night in committee. The House sponsor had been poised to try to circumvent the usual process of vetting bills, but now it seems that won’t be happening.