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Eyebrows have been raised big-time this week by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton's unexpected action in moving to replace his reliable chief administrative officer (CAO), George Little, with Airport...
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NASHVILLE — The guns-in-parks bill jumped its first hurdle in the state legislature Wednesday, winning a 4-2 vote in a House subcommittee. If the bill becomes law, handgun-carry permit holders can...
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The final step has been taken by the state Senate to ensure that veterans groups can conduct annual fundraisers for charitable purposes. Senate Bill 325 was passed today, ensuring that Amendment 4 to...
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The Senate Education Committee in Tennessee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would expand eligibility for enrollment in state-authorized charter schools beyond their residential zones. If...
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NASHVILLE — While Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal is apparently dead for the current legislative session, a spokesman for a group advocating Medicaid expansion says its efforts will...
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BELL. BOWLING. CROWE. GARDENHIRE. KELSEY. NICELY. ROBERTS. AND NORRIS. Since last week’s debacle in the state Legislature – the abandonment of common sense and decency and hundreds of thousands of...
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Anyone who's been paying attention knows that Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey's hand-picked Senate committee voted not to allow Governor Bill Haslam's innovative Insure Tennessee proposal out of...
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Although I've never been there, I can imagine that somewhere inside Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's office is a picture. I envision it as a photo of a bright, ambitious, and idealistic Emory...
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NASHVILLE — By means of what many supporters of Medicaid expansion in Tennessee see as a stacked deck, an ad hoc state Senate Health and Welfare Committee last week aborted Governor Bill Haslam's...
2015/02/08 13:20
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NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam told state legislators Monday night their upcoming decision on his health coverage plan for the working poor was “about who we are” as a state. “My faith doesn’t allow me...
2015/02/07 21:51
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NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam told state legislators Monday night their upcoming decision on his health coverage plan for the working poor was “about who we are” as a state. “My faith doesn’t allow me...
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Among Tennessee 132 state lawmakers, 116 carry state health coverage, including 88 of 99 House members and 28 of 33 Senate members. Twenty-three are Democrats and 93 are Republicans. Supporters of...
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Latino Memphis Executive Director Mauricio Calvo came to Memphis from Mexico City two decades ago to attend Christian Brothers University. Since then, he's witnessed close friends, who were in the...
2015/02/03 22:52
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NASHVILLE — The opening prayer in the state Senate Tuesday morning was a conversation piece. June Griffin of Rhea County, with the Cumberland Missionary Society, delivered it after Sen. Frank Nicely,...
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NASHVILLE -- Newly filed campaign finance disclosures show political action committees with an agenda in the 2015 legislative session spent thousands of dollars in last-minute efforts to influence...
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States across the nation have spent the last 15 years slashing the number of juveniles in state-run justice facilities, either by sending them instead to local or county programs or by closing state...
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NASHVILLE — State legislators are being bombarded with requests both to oppose and support Gov. Bill Haslam’s health insurance proposal as the General Assembly convenes Monday in a special session...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Five lawmakers to watch in a special session on Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal: 1. HOUSE SPEAKER BETH HARWELL: Usually a staunch Haslam ally, Harwell has been noncommittal about...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - As Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal to cover 280,000 low-income people heads into a special legislative session Monday, here are five lawmakers who are playing key...
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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Legislature reconvenes Monday after a two-week recess from its brief organizational session, with a long agenda before it adjourns in late April or May. Such divisive issues...
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