The state of Tennessee is building a $415 million consolidated law enforcement campus in Nashville. The facility is expected to be complete by 2025. It’ll be the administrative headquarters for Tennessee’s Department of Correction and the Department of Safety & Homeland Security.
A legal challenge to a controversial statehouse rule has been settled.
Several activists, both for and against gun reform, packed into a Nashville courtroom Monday morning to hear arguments over whether spectators can hold signs in the House chamber during the special legislative session. The final ruling: They can.
The Tennessee Attorney General is asking a Nashville judge to reconsider blocking a new statehouse rule. State Republicans in the House voted to ban demonstrators from holding signs inside the gallery at the start of this week’s special legislative session.
Parents of the Covenant School are urging the Tennessee legislature to pass two bills. One would keep child autopsies private. “We can all fill in the blanks of what a high-capacity rifle can do to a small body,” says Mary Joyce. Her 9-year-old daughter lived through the Covenant School attack.
WPLN journalists Rose Gilbert, Char Datson and Tony Gonzalez share the latest from the Tennessee General Assembly’s special legislative session on public safety.
The Tennessee State Senate is refusing to hear nearly all of the bills filed for this week’s special legislative session.
Special session, special restrictions. The Tennessee House adopted rules on Monday that limit what lawmakers can say and how they’ll file proposals this week.
Former state Sen. Brian Kelsey has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for campaign finance violations. The Germantown Republican admitted to illegally funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his state campaign to his failed bid for Congress in 2016, according to court documents.
During the Covenant school shooting, 911 calls show at least one teacher stepped into the hallway after hearing alarms go off, thinking it could be a fire drill.