For decades, activists pushed for the bust of a slave trader and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan to be removed from the state capitol, but a 2013 law made the process lengthy and arduous. On July 22, 2021, the majority of the state building commission voted to move the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest to the Tennessee State Museum, and it was gone the next morning.
Tennessee’s governor has come out in support of the health department’s recent actions that landed the state in the national spotlight — that being the firing of the state’s top vaccine official, Dr. Michelle “Shelley” Fiscus, which prompted questions about vaccine outreach to children.
Tennessee’s constitutional carry law is supposed to eliminate the legal risk of carrying a handgun without a permit. But for Black gun owners, the situation is more complicated.
Tennessee’s latest anti-trans law will expand beyond public schools and into public spaces.
They say they’re more than willing to work. But at this stage of the pandemic, it’s complicated to find jobs that fit.
A man on Tennessee’s death row with a diagnosed intellectual disability is asking the court not to send him to the death chamber.
Gov. Bill Lee is opting Tennessee out of federal pandemic unemployment relief that’s been boosting unemployment checks by $300 a week. The extra money will no longer be available starting July 3.
Last week, Gov. Bill Lee removed the authority of most of Tennessee’s county mayors to impose mask mandates in their local communities. But what does that mean for schools?
Tennessee’s 89 counties where the state controls the local health departments no longer have the authority to issue local mask mandates.
Tennessee is on track to become the latest state to eliminate the requirement that gun owners get a permit to carry in public. The state House of Representatives approved the measure last night, and hours before the vote, Governor Bill Lee reiterated he intends to sign it.