The Tennessee General Assembly is coming back at the end of May after a two-month recess. But the leaders of the two chambers are at odds about what will be debated and who can come.
Tennessee legislators are staking out their positions on vaping and writing new proposals amid the outbreak of vaping-related lung illness, which has resulted in two deaths in the state and 47 nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Tennessee will have more than 70 new laws this year. They go into effect on Monday, and range from banning handheld devices while driving, to allowing one type of gambling.
Listen / Tennessee will have more than 70 new laws this year. They go into effect on Monday, and range from banning handheld devices while driving, to allowing one type of gambling.
Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada said on Tuesday he plans to step down from his position. Casada’s decision comes hours after the House Republican Caucus cast an unprecedented 45-24 no-confidence vote in Casada, after racist and lewd text messages between him and his former chief of staff were leaked to the media.
Listen / Members of Tennessee House of Representatives’ Black Caucus said Friday they have not agreed to work with Speaker Glen Casada on diversity training. That’s despite a claim by Rep. Casada earlier this week, which was part of a response to the release of racist and sexist text messages between him and a top […]
Listen / Here’s a question that’s rarely come up before: Could the speaker of the Tennessee House be fired? The current holder of that position, Glen Casada, says he plans to remain. That’s despite calls from Democrats — and some fellow Republicans — to step down amid a scandal involving racist and sexist text messages. […]
Listen / The American Civil Liberties Union, Rock The Vote, and several other groups filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the state of Tennessee of violating voter rights.
Listen / Black lawmakers in the state legislature are calling for an independent investigation into text messages sent by House Speaker Glen Casada and his now former chief of staff, as well as a claim the aide may have falsified evidence used against a political opponent.
A top aide in the Tennessee House resigned Monday evening after a tumultous series of revelations and accusations against him. Some of the accusations could also implicate his boss, House Speaker Glen Casada.