Gov. Bill Lee is opting Tennessee out of federal pandemic unemployment relief that’s been boosting unemployment checks by $300 a week. The extra money will no longer be available starting July 3.
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.
Opening or expanding a new hospital in Tennessee just got a bit easier. State law requires health systems to prove their new facilities are needed. But this week lawmakers updated those rules, in part because of hospital closures in rural communities.
Tennessee is one of the few states that doesn’t have to get public feedback during redistricting, but nonpartisan voting groups are asking lawmakers to listen anyway.
In the middle of a grueling debate on the state legislature’s final day, lawmakers took a recess — and broke into song.
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.
A bill that would raise the allowable level of THC in cannabis oil is heading to Tennessee’s governor’s desk.
The Tennessee House has approved a bill aimed at limiting what teachers can say about racial inequality in public schools. The measure comes amid a conservative furor over “critical race theory” and discussions of last summer’s protests over social justice.
The Tennessee legislature is making a last-minute push to expand cannabis access in the state, ever so slightly.