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.
Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill into law barring transgender students from competing in girls’ sports. Lee has previously said transgender athletes would “put a glass ceiling back over women.” I signed the bill to preserve women's athletics and ensure fair competition. This legislation responds to damaging federal policies that stand in opposition to […]
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.