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.
A Tennessee ethics reform bill sponsored by the speakers of both the House and Senate is up for a vote in the Senate chamber Wednesday. The legislation comes after an FBI investigation into an alleged kickback scheme.
A lot of what WPLN Political Reporter Blaise Gainey covers during the Tennessee legislative session are bills — the things that change state law. But resolutions sometimes get overlooked. When the General Assembly met last year, 3,900 passed.
Under a bill awaiting Gov. Bill Lee’s signature, Tennessee would make ivermectin available at pharmacies without a prescription.