Protest and politics. That’s the philosophy of the Equity Alliance, one of the organizers of last weekend’s “I Will Breathe” Rally.
Tennessee Democratic lawmakers are celebrating a recent ruling that could allow universal absentee voting in the state. And they are pushing back against Republicans claiming the judge is legislating from the bench.
Nashville could become the host city of the Republican National Convention this year. Gov. Bill Lee confirmed on Tuesday a Politico story that mentioned GOP leaders will be touring the city on Thursday to scout potential facilities.
Impassioned speeches against systemic racism were given Monday afternoon in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Members of the Black Caucus pleaded their cause to their colleagues, two days after a peaceful rally downtown turned violent.
The Tennessee General Assembly is facing one of its biggest budgetary challenges ever. Sales tax revenue is down dramatically meaning more reductions to the state’s spending plan. WPLN’s Sergio Martínez-Beltrán has been talking to lawmakers to get a better sense of what’s likely to be cut.
Every single Tennessee agency could see a 12% reduction in their budgets starting July 1. Gov. Bill Lee’s administration has recently asked the department heads to see where they can save money.
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.
After two months of recess, the Tennessee General Assembly is getting back to business this week. And there’s already disagreements and controversy. WPLN News political reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán is also going back to the Capitol. But, even in quarantine, he’s been keeping up with the latest legislative developments.
As Congress continues to craft a new coronavirus relief bill, a Tennessee senator says liability protections for universities must be included.
The Tennessee General Assembly is coming back at the end of May after a two-month recess. But the leaders of the two chambers are at odds about what will be debated and who can come.