Lawmakers on the Government Operations Committee met Wednesday and made no mention of dissolving the state’s health department, as suggested at a meeting in June.
It was a tough year for the minority party in the state legislature, and after the session’s wrap earlier this week, Democratic lawmakers criticized Republican for focusing on what they called “Fox News problems” instead of making life better for Tennesseans.
Gov. Bill Lee officially kicked off a special legislative session Tuesday that will focus on education issues. Lee has asked the legislature to discuss three proposals this week — on literacy, accountability and learning loss.
Tennessee’s Black legislators are calling out the top Republican in the state Senate for sharing a post that threatened violence against Black Lives Matter activists, and they want an investigation into where it came from. The post re-shared by Senate Speaker Randy McNally earlier this week targeted supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and antifa.
Listen / One of the first things lawmakers do once they are sworn in into the Tennessee House of Representatives is learn about what is unethical and what is criminal. For lawmakers who have been in the statehouse for more than one session, the required training could sound like more of the same. But the […]