The 113th General Assembly kicked off last week and to get a preview of what to expect WPLN’s Political Reporter Blaise Gainey sat with Crossville Republican Cameron Sexton who’s been elected to another term as House Speaker.
Former President Donald Trump formally announced he’s making a third bid for the White House in 2024, but many of his former supporters are staying quiet about the prospect of another term. That includes several top Tennessee Republicans, who will not say whether they will back him.
Nashville is a finalist along with Milwaukee, but several Metro Council members have been openly against the idea of playing host.
When the Republican-controlled Tennessee legislature gathered to redraw congressional maps earlier this year, they wanted to gain a seat in the U.S. House. So they spliced Davidson County into three more rural, Republican-leaning districts.
Some metro council members are opposed to hosting the RNC in 2024, saying Nashville is not hurting financially and the convention could pose a risk of violence.
Lee and legislative leaders have had differences over what the long-term effect will be.
The debate about a controversial criminal sentencing measure is over. After months of back and forth, Tennessee lawmakers voted to pass a bill last week that would require many people to spend much longer in prison.
Spring is finally here, and the weather isn’t the only thing heating up. There’s drama at the Capitol.