The Tennessee House has approved a measure that would require tissue from abortions to be cremated or buried. If the measure passes the state Senate, backers say Tennessee would be the 12th state to require mortuary services after an abortion.
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 […]
Conservative legislators spent the better part of Tuesday questioning whether Tennessee’s chief justice broke rules that bar judges from making political endorsements.
A bill paving the way for investor-owned companies to run charter schools in Tennessee passed at the end of a nearly six-hour committee meeting Wednesday night. Weary members of the Senate Education panel voted six to three, sending the proposal on to the full Senate.
The minority party is sticking with the same legislative priority after failing to make headway last year.
State lawmakers begin two days of hearings over Common Core in Tennessee Thursday afternoon. With critics on both the left and right, supporters of the new education standards are rallying at the state capitol ahead of time and planning to pack the hearing room.
Lawmakers at the Tennessee capitol say they need to talk to the state’s congressional delegation – all nine of them, and on the same day. A handful of Republicans have called for an unusual joint session to discuss states’ rights.
The Tennessee senate’s number two Democrat says he won’t run for re-election. Lowe Finney of Jackson says, “change is good.”
The longest serving member of the Tennessee House of Representatives has died after a bout with pancreatic cancer. Lois DeBerry was 68. She served more than 40 years straight in the legislature.
There was a tit for tat as the state legislature finished business for the year. As a result priorities of speakers in both chambers went down to defeat.