State Senator Calls For Inquiry Into Tennessee No-Bid Contracts

Tennessee State Sen. Heidi Campbell Has Written Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk, Asking Him To Look Into No-Bid Contracts Issued By Gov. Bill Lee’s Administration During The Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Lawmakers Approve $8M More For Education Contract Amid Commissioner’s Potential Conflict

The Tennessee Legislature’s Fiscal Review Committee Extended A Contract Tuesday To $16 Million With New York-Based TNTP Inc. Despite A Potential Conflict Of Interest For The State’s Education Commissioner.

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Legislators Question State’s $75 Million Contact Tracing Expense With Inexperienced Company

Without Full Legislative Consideration – And Without Public Disclosure – Tennessee Health Officials Have Spent $75 Million To Date, Paying A Hendersonville Medical Company To Handle Contact Tracing.

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Lawmakers Delve Into No-Bid Contracts With Eye On McKinsey Deal

State Lawmakers Are Taking A Tougher Stance On Sole-Source Contracts, Asking Hard Questions Of State Agencies And Homing In On Deals The State Signed With Mckinsey & Co.

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TN General Assembly Cuts Unemployment Eligibility Weeks By Over Half, Bumps Up Benefit Amount

The Tennessee General Assembly Passed A Bill That Will Cut The Number Of Weeks Tennesseans Are Eligible For Unemployment From 26 Weeks To 12 Weeks. House Bill 1039 Also Increases The Weekly Benefit Amount.

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Medical Marijuana Moves Forward in TN After Compromise

Tennessee State Legislators Have Come To An Agreement On A Medical Cannabis Decriminalization Bill After A Wider-ranging Bill Just Barely Failed To Pass.

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Bill Protecting Students From Shared Restrooms Powers Through Senate

The Tennessee Senate Passed A Bill On Wednesday That Will Protect Students, Teachers, And Other School Employees From Having To Share Restrooms And Locker Rooms With Transgender Students. The Bill Passed The Senate With A 21-7 Vote.

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Bill Banning ‘Dark Money’ In Elections Passes Tennessee Senate

A Bill Intended To Keep Private Money From Funding Elections Passed The Tennessee Senate On Wednesday. Senate Bill 1534, Approved By A 26-4 Vote, Prevents An Individual Or Organization From Giving Money Or Equipment To The State Election Commission Or Those In Charge Of Local Elections.

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