Update: The Tennessee Senate passed the bill Monday, Feb. 12 on a party line vote. The Tennessee General Assembly is poised to tighten the state’s absentee voting process. Right now, voters can request an absentee ballot seven days before an election, but Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, wants to change the cutoff date to 10 days […]
The first week of Tennessee’s legislative session was marked by controversy, tension and debate, setting the stage for the coming weeks.
Political battle lines are hardening over how military personnel get access to abortions.
How do communities change? Who can make change in their communities? North Nashville native Jerome Moore takes a broad approach to exploring both those questions. In his podcast Deep Dish Conversations, he talks to everyone, from elected officials of all political viewpoints to activists and artists, about what a better, fairer Nashville might look like. […]
Incumbent Jim Shulman is seeking another term, running against District 34 Council Member Angie Henderson, who says she wants to bring “a different perspective” to the office.
A Franklin alderman who’s drawn backlash for spreading misinformation about the Covenant School shooting will not be investigated by the city’s ethics committee.
Covenant School parents are asking the Franklin Board of Aldermen to unseat one of their own, after she spread misinformation about the shooting at the school in March.
Mayor Cooper announced he won’t seek a second term at a press conference on Tuesday.
Infrastructure, exceptions to Tennessee’s abortion law and funding for the Department of Children’s Services are expected to be top issues this session.
More than 20 new laws take effect in the new year. From creating new sales tax exemptions for farmers to giving relatives of foster children extra money to assist in caregiving, here are a few highlights.