A Tennessee representative wants to make Juneteenth a day of special observance in the state. The measure (HB1626/SB1829) is moving in the House of Representatives with unanimous support, but its prospects in the state Senate are uncertain.
Tennesseans won’t know the full economic effects of the pandemic for a while, but its impact on the state budget is becoming clearer. Over the last week lawmakers have been figuring how to cut hundreds of millions of dollars across all departments. WPLN’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán has been on Capitol Hill this week following the latest. […]
The Tennessee Senate passed a new $39.4 billion budget Thursday that includes more than $300 million in cuts due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The House is expected to vote on it next week.
The Tennessee legislature isn’t going to remove a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Capitol building. But that isn’t stopping some Nashville protestors who want the state to stop recognizing the Ku Klux Klan leader.
A bill that would eliminate Tennessee’s observance of Nathan Bedford Forrest Day has passed its first challenge in the House. But that’s the only measure regarding specifically the Confederate general that is moving forward in the General Assembly.
A new Vanderbilt University poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Tennesseans are satisfied with how local leaders have handled the coronavirus pandemic. Two-thirds of the people said they support Gov. Bill Lee’s response.
An East Tennessee Republican publicly apologized Monday evening after making a racist comment to one of his colleagues. The white representative said he will now work with his black colleagues on achieving “racial reconciliation.” But the lawmaker he apologized to says it will take more than an apology.
Tennessee Democratic lawmakers are celebrating a recent ruling that could allow universal absentee voting in the state. And they are pushing back against Republicans claiming the judge is legislating from the bench.
Thousands of people filled Nashville’s streets Thursday for a peaceful protest against police brutality. Almost all of them were teens.
This means the fight over school vouchers will proceed in the Court of Appeals, and the state will be unable to process voucher applications or make any awards for the time being.