Gov. Bill Lee has rejected Metro Nashville’s request for an additional $83 million in COVID-19 relief funding. During a press conference on Thursday, Lee cited Metro’s decision to continue imposing restrictions on businesses as one reason not to accept the request.
Amid calls to reduce police budgets, Gov. Bill Lee announced Thursday that Tennessee will use coronavirus relief money to increase funding for law enforcement. Lee says he’s setting aside $300,000 for 90 scholarships to the state law enforcement training academy.
The Tennessee Department of Education released on Wednesday its school outbreak dashboard, a day after missing a deadline to make the data public on Tuesday. In a news release, Commissioner Penny Schwinn says the platform protects the health and privacy of students and school community members.
Tennessee is preparing a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan that could be ready for use within the next few months. This week, officials the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told governors they hope to have a vaccine as soon as November. But details are still unclear. Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey told reporters Thursday she […]
The Tennessee Department of Correction is launching another round of mass testing after more than 1,100 people tested positive at a private prison this week.
After weeks of pushback from parents, Tennessee will now make some data on school outbreaks public. The Tennessee Department of Education says it will soon launch a new dashboard with district-submitted data.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has extended a state of emergency and other COVID-19 measures through at least the end of September.
For the second night in a row, a Tennessean took on the stage of the Republican National Convention. Memphis resident Alice Marie Johnson was freed by President Trump after serving over 20 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense.
Tennessee’s Black legislators are calling out the top Republican in the state Senate for sharing a post that threatened violence against Black Lives Matter activists, and they want an investigation into where it came from. The post re-shared by Senate Speaker Randy McNally earlier this week targeted supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and antifa.
Tennessee parents are looking forward to sending their kids back to school, but many say they want to know more information about coronavirus cases in schools than most districts are currently willing to share.