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).
Two Republican lawmakers want to give the legislature the power to decide whether refugees should be allowed to resettle in Tennessee. The bill (SB1567/HB1578), filed by Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald, and Rep. Bruce Griffey, R-Paris, is the latest in a contentious debate between the legislature and Gov. Bill Lee.