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2014/04/18 12:50
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We will soon have a respite from the unfettered imaginings of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly. That is, barring any last-minute bills introduced to give babies the right to carry guns inside or...
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2014/04/15 02:52
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Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, gestures during a House floor session in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 14, 2014. Van Huss is a main sponsor of a bill seeking to remove a requirement to obtain a...
2014/04/14 11:47
2014/04/14 11:47
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State lawmakers are considering compromise legislation that would delay the testing component for Tennessee's Common Core education standards for one year. Last month, a broad coalition of Republican...
2014/04/12 01:54
2014/04/12 01:54
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... - Tennessee state lawmakers decided not to designate $2 million in state money to test thousands of untested rape kits. Legislators want more information before allocating the...
2014/04/10 23:52
2014/04/10 23:52
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NASHVILLE — After wrangling over money for pay raises, higher education and rape-kit testing, lawmakers approved a $32.4 billion budget and $167 million bond bill Thursday to finance the state’s...
2014/04/10 19:51
2014/04/10 19:51
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NASHVILLE — The state Senate on Thursday approved Gov. Bill Haslam’s school voucher bill, which still must be passed by the House before it becomes law. If it becomes law, low-income students in the...
2014/04/09 01:08
2014/04/09 01:08
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NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam's school voucher proposal, which would affect Hamilton County schools, is headed for a Senate floor vote after clearing a key Senate hurdle today. Senate Finance...
2014/04/09 00:21
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NASHVILLE — The Senate Finance Committee approved on Tuesday Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan for launching a limited school voucher system in five Tennessee counties, including Knox. The committee voted 8-2...
2014/04/08 23:47
2014/04/08 23:47
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The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill removing the statute of limitations on all rapes reported within three years. Women's rights advocates are calling this a big victory. Survivors of rape...
2014/04/08 17:10
2014/04/08 17:10
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... - The Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday to pass a bill eliminating the statute of limitations on rape and aggravated rape cases filed within three years of the...
2014/04/04 18:22
2014/04/04 18:22
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal this year, a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate, appears on track to pass as lawmakers...
2014/04/02 02:57
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... Mark Bellinger NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers are getting a look at Governor Bill Haslam's new budget proposal. Tuesday finance committees in the Senate and House listened to proposed...
2014/04/02 00:21
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NASHVILLE — A bill to give county commissions veto power over school board lobbying expenditures was narrowly approved in a Senate committee Tuesday despite criticism that it will upset the balance of...
2014/04/02 00:06
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SALINAS >> When farm labor leader Cesar Chavez was released from Monterey County Jail in 1970, he had a few choice words for the already aging lock-up. With a wry smile, Chavez said the county jail...
2014/03/30 05:55
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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION - Track teams weren't about to let a little rain get in the way of the season opener for a few local schools - especially after the season was already put off because of...
2014/03/27 13:06
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee advanced in the Senate on Wednesday, even though lawmakers still have to work out differences in...
2014/03/26 22:52
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The state Senate Education Committee approved a voucher bill Wednesday that would allow 5,000 income-eligible children to use state funds to attend private schools. A related bill already was...
2014/03/26 00:47
2014/03/26 00:47
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Using bright colors, Memphis area students illustrated how agriculture helps our country in all aspects of life in this year's Ag Day Poster Contest. The winning posters will first hang in Tenn. Sen....
2014/03/25 14:51
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NASHVILLE — Blaming district attorneys who he said “want to protect their local fiefdoms,” state Sen. Brian Kelsey failed to win Senate approval Monday of a bill giving the state attorney general...
2014/03/23 17:05
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Our NBC News partners at WBIR are reporting the state of Tennessee doesn't want you to know how it will kill the condemned. It doesn't want you to know who will flip the switch, sending a lethal dose...
2014/04/18 12:50
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