At 4-Day Mark, Tennessee’s Special Session Cost Taxpayers Nearly $300,000

Tennessee’s Special Session Is Closing In On Costing At Least $300,000 In Stipends In Mileage For Lawmakers As It Reaches Its Fifth Day On Monday. For Each Day, Those Costs Increase By $58,576. But Those Costs Do Not Include The Additional Security Measures And Officers Put Into Place During The Special Session Or The Legal Fees Surrounding Lawsuits Related To The House Rules.

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Tennessee Senate Advances 3 Bills, House Subcommittee Gallery Emptied

The Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee Tabled Much Of Its Agenda On The Second Day Of The Special Session On Tuesday Advancing 3 Bills. However, The House Civil Justice Subcommittee Received Attention For Another Reason As The Chairman Made The Decision To Empty The Gallery.

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Tennessee Special Session Begins With Rules Debate

Tennessee Began Its Much-Anticipated Special Session Monday Afternoon Amid Debate On Decorum In The House. This Comes After Two Lawmakers, Who Have Since Returned, Were Expelled From The House Following A Protest Deemed To Have Interrupted The Body As Reps. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, And Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, Were Joined By Rep. Gloria Johnson In Front Of The Body Using Megaphones To Be Heard.

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Tennessee Reps Jones & Pearson Regain Seats In Special Elections

Tennessee State Reps. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, And Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, Each Won Special Elections To Regain The Seats In The Tennessee Legislature They Were Ousted From In Elections That Cost State Taxpayers Roughly $500,000.

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Democrat Gloria Johnson Makes Plans To Unseat Senator Blackburn In U.S. Senate

Tennessee Democratic State Representative Gloria Johnson Has Been Putting Together A Campaign Staff As She Makes Plans To Go Head-To-Head With Republican U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Next Year, Challenging Her For One Of Tennessee’s Congressional Seats.

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Reps Jones & Pearson Brought In Nearly $2 Million During Week They Were Expelled

State Representatives Justin Jones (D-Nashville-District 52) And Justin Pearson (D-Memphis-District 86) Brought In $1.8 Million Between The Two Of Them During The Week That They Were Expelled For Their Role In A Protest On The Tennessee House Floor.

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Expelled Legislators Jones And Pearson Win Special Primaries For Re-election To Previous Seats

Two Democratic State Representatives Who Had Been Previously Expelled For Protesting On The Chamber Floor Won The Primary Races For The Seats From Which They Had Been Removed.

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Why State Legislatures Are Enforcing Breaches Of Decorum (Op-Ed)

Every Legal Assembly Has An Inherent Right To Regulate Its Own Procedures Within Its Constitution. A Constitution Serves As The Law Of A State Or Nation. Parliamentary Procedure Is A Logical Method Of Maintaining Decorum In Committees Or In The Assembly. This Is The Most Used Method Of Decorum… In Most Democracies, Our Legislative Floors Have Been Respected By Dissidents And Protesters. But With The Rise Of Young Progressives And Their Disruptive Protests, States And The Federal Government Fear Anarchy, Insurrection And Even Armed Conflict Will Seize Control Of Assembly Floors At Any Time.

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