Tennessee likely will soon join the list of states that have legalized online sports gambling. The measure passed the state legislature Tuesday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Bill Lee, whose office says will let it become law despite his personal opposition to gambling.
Listen / The Tennessee House of Representatives voted Wednesday to approve sports gambling in the state. The measure passed on a 58-37 vote, despite facing opposition from Gov. Bill Lee.
Rep. Mike Stewart, a top Tennessee House Democrat, says he did not delay reporting allegations of sexual harassment made against one of his colleagues. Stewart, who is the House Democratic Caucus Chairman, is being accused by GOP lawmakers of taking too long to report an incident involving Knoxville Democrat Rick Staples.
Listen / A Democratic state representative has been found in violation of the legislature’s sexual harassment policy, but colleagues have stopped short of recommending his removal or any disciplinary action.
Listen / A Knoxville Democrat has been accued of sexual misconduct, but it’s unclear what penalties or scrutiny he faces. State Rep. Rick Staples says the allegations from an unnamed woman involved in Democratic politics are “politically motivated.” The woman claims Staples held onto her waist during a meeting in his office, after making inappropriate […]