A Republican lawmaker wants the legislature to cast a vote of “no confidence” on Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. Paris Rep. Bruce Griffey, who is partly known for sponsoring unsuccessful anti-immigration measures, is the sponsor of the resolution (HR3).
The Tennessee General Assembly has approved the so-called Medicaid block grant. Lawmakers spent just two days rushing it through. The House passed the agreement on Friday morning, while the Senate did so on Thursday.
The Tennessee General Assembly has re-appointed Tre Hargett as secretary of state, though some Democratic members of the state House and Senate are saying they have lost faith in him.