Democrats in the Tennessee General Assembly are fighting back against the state’s total abortion ban that went into effect last year. Members of the party presented a new bill Tuesday called the Fundamental Right to Reproductive Health Care Act. But any legislation will be impossible to pass without Republican support.
The bill would increase the amount teachers get to spend on things like pencils, notebooks and art supplies from $200 to $500.
The Metro Council could get a lot smaller under an idea being floated in the Tennessee General Assembly, though this isn’t the first time the topic has come up.
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.