Some want to make it easier for people to get out of prison. Others want to make it harder.
The Tennessee General Assembly will be back in Nashville on Jan. 11 for the start of the 2022 general session. One task is changing the state’s COVID-19 protocols — again.
A recent change to state law that was supposed to stop people from losing their driver’s licenses because of unpaid court bills is falling short.
A bill that makes sweeping changes dealing with COVID-19 requirements kept legislators at the capitol until after midnight on Friday. The largest one had last-minute changes that left some with a short amount of time to decide yes or no.
Members of the state House and Senate are expected to discuss masks, vaccines and other restrictions related to coronavirus when they convene next week.
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.