Tennessee’s General Assembly passed several last-minute measures on Wednesday night before adjourning for the year. The measures touch high-interest subjects, including unemployment, constitutional challenges to state laws and the lessons taught in public schools
The state legislature has approved a dramatically different approach to handling lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of Tennessee laws. If approved by the governor, the move would strip power from judges in Davidson County, who have long handled such cases.
The Tennessee House has approved a measure that would require tissue from abortions to be cremated or buried. If the measure passes the state Senate, backers say Tennessee would be the 12th state to require mortuary services after an abortion.
Tennessee could be off the table for future NFL, NCAA and FIFA competitions because of the state’s new transgender sports law.
Tennessee is on track to become the latest state to eliminate the requirement that gun owners get a permit to carry in public. The state House of Representatives approved the measure last night, and hours before the vote, Governor Bill Lee reiterated he intends to sign it.
Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill into law barring transgender students from competing in girls’ sports. Lee has previously said transgender athletes would “put a glass ceiling back over women.” I signed the bill to preserve women's athletics and ensure fair competition. This legislation responds to damaging federal policies that stand in opposition to […]
Tennessee lawmakers are getting close to a final vote on a plan to do away with the state’s gun permit requirement. The measure has passed the Senate and is on track for a vote on the House floor — possibly as soon as next week.
The Tennessee House of Representatives will soon vote on a bill that could strip the power of police oversight boards across the state, if members don’t complete training. Some worry the measure could make it harder for citizens to hold officers accountable.
Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow intellectually disabled people on death row to challenge their sentence.
FBI agents searched the legislative offices or homes of four Republican lawmakers, including former House Speaker Glen Casada, as well as three aides Friday morning.