Rep. Eddie Mannis, R-Knoxville, has warned his House colleagues that a ban on transgender athletes could have a tremendous impact on LGBT kids.
GOP leaders in the the Tennessee Senate say they want to be cautious when considering an anti-transgender bill making its way through the state’s general assembly. Senate Speaker Randy McNally told reporters Thursday he wants to hear the discussion of HB 3/SB 228 to see if it’s actually necessary.
An anti-transgender measure that is making its way through the Tennessee legislature has a new backer: Gov. Bill Lee. Talking to reporters Wednesday, Lee spoke against transgender athletes, saying that he thinks their participation would put back in place a glass ceiling for women’s participation in middle and high school sports.
Gov. Bill Lee wants the state to spend about $200 million in what he hopes would bring broadband to every community across the state. The plan was announced Monday during the annual State of the State address in which Lee unveiled his $41.8 billion spending plan.
Gov. Bill Lee’s third State of the State address Monday night will touch on the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s furthering recovery and what his office describes as “a series of pro-family initiatives.”
Gov. Bill Lee says that Tennesseans heeded his warnings about COVID-19, so extended family and other spectators can be admitted. Local school districts will still be able to make their own rules about indoor sporting events.
A Memphis judge has ruled that new DNA testing results do not prove the innocence of a Tennessee man on death row. Pervis Payne’s DNA was located on multiple items in the apartment of a woman who he allegedly stabbed to death in 1987.
The Tennessee legislature approved Thursday a slate of bills meant to improve literacy among students, as well as hold schools harmless during the pandemic. One of the measures headed to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk allows schools to hold back third graders if they don’t read at grade level. In Tennessee, about 64% of third graders […]
The measure is meant to push school districts to go back to in-person learning — an issue that has had the support from Gov. Bill Lee and other Republicans in the state.
Gov. Bill Lee officially kicked off a special legislative session Tuesday that will focus on education issues. Lee has asked the legislature to discuss three proposals this week — on literacy, accountability and learning loss.