Members of the state House and Senate are expected to discuss masks, vaccines and other restrictions related to coronavirus when they convene next week.
Lawmakers began a special session Monday night, in which they’re expected to approve a $900 million spending package for Ford. However much of the conversation off the floor was about COVID-19.
Tennessee lawmakers are in a rush to make changes to the state’s sex offender registry to avoid parts of it being deemed unconstitutional. This comes after a federal judge in Michigan removed thousands of people from that state’s list — and as 30 virtually identical lawsuits are pending against the state of Tennessee.
The retired Republican left the state legislature last November, after being diagnosed with dementia. The Memphis Flyer reports he’d been receiving chemotherapy for myeloma cancer.
One of Tennessee’s longest serving state senators has died. Nashville Democrat Thelma Harper, known for her endless energy and elegant hats, was 80 years old.
Gov. Bill Lee has asked the Tennessee General Assembly to meet in a special session next week to pass some COVID-19 related bills that previously failed during the regular session. The legislature will also debate measures that address the protestors at the Tennessee Capitol and its grounds. The session is scheduled to start at 4 […]
All 50 states allow some form of tougher punishments for drug sales in certain areas. Tennessee’s drug-free school zones law is one of the harshest.
Protesters have returned to the state Capitol on Tuesday morning, where a handful have been demonstrating against police brutality since Friday afternoon.
The Tennessee legislature will resume business this week. And the House has decided to allow the public to come into its hearing rooms. But that’s not without many restrictions and social distancing.
Dozens of protesters rallied to protest upcoming abortion legislation as state lawmakers opened the 109th General Assembly.