Today is the first day of July and that means a host of new laws will take effect in Tennessee.
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says it’s been a long fight but now anti-abortion lawmakers in the legislature can take a sigh of relief.
The Tennessee Human Rights Commission will look a lot different this fall after state lawmakers gutted the board. The move comes after complaints involving the agency’s former director, who resigned while being investigated for misconduct.
Last week, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill that blocks the state from working with banks or financial institutions that won’t work with fossil fuel companies.
That’s a wrap on Tennessee’s 112th General Assembly. Lawmakers adjourned Thursday afternoon after passing a slew of new bills and a nearly $53 billion budget.
Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Yarbro says legislators are trying to “get out of this General Assembly without doing too much damage.” But it’s not clear if members on the other side of the aisle are done trying to get controversial bills passed this session.