Bill Placing Health Departments Under State Control Passes Without Governor’s Signature

When Governor Bill Lee Signed The Sweeping Covid-19 Legislation Last Week, He Chose Not To Sign A Bill That Would Remove County Health Departments From Local Control. He Returned The Legislation To The General Assembly Without His Approval.

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House Bill Would Trade Tennesseean’s Medical Freedom for Federal Dollars

While The Language Of The Bill Is Mostly Promising So Far As It Pertains To Individual Freedom, There Is A Section (14-6-102) In The House Version That Essentially Makes Null And Void The Whole Proposed Law Should An Entity Be Threatened With The Loss Of Federal Funding. In That Instance, The Entity Would Be Exempt.

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Republican Lawmakers Continue Push For Partisan School Board Elections

Tennessee Legislators Worked To Advance Proposed Legislation On Thursday That Would Restore Personal Freedoms And Place Limitations On The Power Of School Officials, The Health Department, And Businesses To Force Covid Restrictions.

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Republicans Ram Spate Of Bills Through Medical Freedom Special Session

Giving Only A Few Minutes To Digest Massive Bills, Republicans Pushed Legislation Through Committees Thursday.

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Fines For School Board Members, Limits On the Governor: Thursday’s Special Session Bills

A Slew Of Far-Reaching Measures Designed To Curb Local Dissent Over State Covid Policies, And To Check The Governor’s Emergency Powers, Sailed Easily Through Republican-Dominated Committee Hearings During Thursday’s Specially Called Legislative Session.

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Tennessee Legislature Closes In On Approving Overarching COVID Rules Bill

After Discussing More Than Two Handfuls Of Covid-19-Related Bills In Committees Thursday, The Tennessee Legislature Settled Its Focus On One Comprehensive Bill To Address Its Approach Going Forward On Covid-19 Measures.

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Bills Filed Ahead Of This Week’s Medical Freedom Special Session

A Number Of Bills Have Been Filed Heading Into Wednesday’s Start Of The Tennessee Legislature’s Special Session On Covid-19-Related Matters.

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