Recent court rulings have created a lot of confusion regarding who can request mail-in ballots and voting in general.
Crisis response from the pandemic to protests have given Gov. Lee the opportunity to show what he values and how he wants to lead Tennessee.
The special session for the Tennessee General Assembly has ended, but the controversy coming out of it is still going strong.
The August Primary Election is coming up this week and the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate are in full attack mode.
Tennesseans won’t know the full economic effects of the pandemic for a while but its impact on the state budget is becoming clearer.
The Tennessee General Assembly is facing one of its biggest budgetary challenges ever. Sales tax revenue is down dramatically meaning more reductions to the state’s spending plan. WPLN’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán has been talking to lawmakers to get a better sense of what’s likely to be cut.
After two months of recess, the Tennessee General Assembly is getting back to business this week. And there’s already disagreements and controversy. WPLN News political reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán is also going back to the Capitol. But, even in quarantine, he’s been keeping up with the latest legislative developments.
Nashville is on lockdown because of the coronavirus, but a week ago, state lawmakers were still trying to decide whether to continue this year’s legislative session. The decision to call a recess set off a flurry of last-minute debates.
The three-month paid family leave for state employees promised by Governor Bill Lee appears to be in limbo. Now it’s up to the Tennessee General Assembly to decide whether to move forward with it. And WPLN’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán says they’re not as excited about offering generous paid leave as the governor’s office is.
Democrats in the Tennessee legislature are a superminority. This means that most of their proposals will not become law. But that hasn’t stopped them from pushing Gov. Bill Lee on certain issues such as education.