End-Of-Session Burnout Enables East Bank Bill Passage

Delays In An East Bank Authority Bill That Pushed It Until The End Of The Tennessee Legislative Session Allowed The Measure To Pass Without Debate, Averting Potential Rancor That Could Have Derailed It.

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Tennessee House Set To Discuss Concealed Carry For School Employees

A Bill That Would Allow Qualified Employees To Concealed Carry Firearms In A School Is Scheduled To Be Discussed By The Tennessee House On Wednesday.

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Lawmakers Easing Off Brakes On Nashville’s East Bank Authority Bill

Legislation To Create A Special Authority To Oversee The 130-Acre East Bank Area Surrounding The Titans Stadium In Nashville Could Be Reaching The Finish Line, Even As Outside Forces Try To Wave A Caution Flag.

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Tennessee Senate Passes Bill To Obscure Deals Made Through Dept Of Tourist Development With Amendments

This Week The Tennessee State Senate Passed On A Vote Of 24-6 To Block The Access Of The Public To Records That Detail Deals Made Through The State Department Of Tourist Development. With Amendments Made After The Bill Was Already Passed In The House In A Different Form, The Bill Will Now Head Back To That Chamber To Be Discussed Again.

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Bill Requiring Tennessee Law Enforcement To Report Illegal Aliens To Federal Government Passes On Senate Floor

A Bill To Require Local Law Enforcement Agencies In Tennessee To Report Illegal Immigrants In Their Custody To The Federal Government Was Passed In The State Senate By A 26-7 Vote On Monday.

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Tennessee DCS Commissioner Defends Progress As Reports Of Children’s Mistreatment Continue

Tennessee DCS Commissioner Margie Quin Reported Progress In The Department Prior To Tough Questions About Recent News Reports That Detailed Kids In Seclusion For Long Periods At Detention Centers And Dangerous Conditions At Transitional Homes.

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Tennessee Will Continue To Contract With Private Company Despite Bad Audit

Despite An Audit Showing A 146% Turnover Rate For Correctional Officers At Corecivic-Run Prisons In 2023, The State Will Continue To Contract With The Private Company, Correction Commissioner Frank Strada Said. CoreCivic Has Spent $3.3 Million On Lobbying And Donations To Tennessee Lawmakers Since 2009.

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Tennessee Senate-House Stalemate Broken, Special Session Officially Adjourns

On The Sixth Extraordinary Day Of Tennessee’s Special Session For ‘public Safety,’ The Senate Concurred With Several Amendments Made By The House To Bills They Had Already Passed And Officially Adjourned Until January.

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