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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Tennessee Republicans Seek To Change How Historical Monuments Are Removed

Senate Bill 600 Would Cut In Half The Appointed Seats On The Historical Commission, Bringing It Down To 12 From 24. The Bill Would Also Change What Happens When The Commission Decides To Remove A Monument. After Their Approval, The General Assembly Would Also Have To Approve The Request.

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State Lawmakers Propose A Number Of Bills To Change Tennessee’s Response To Pandemic

Legislators Have Filed A Multitude Of Pandemic-Related Proposals, Including Bills That Would Make The State Pay For COVID-19 Victim’s Burials To A Slew Of Bills To Limit Powers Of The Executive Branch During A State Of Emergency.

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Senate Approves More Money For Teachers, But Not All Tennessee Teachers May Get Raises

The Tennessee Senate Has Approved Nearly $43 Million For Teacher Pay, But The New Money Does Not Mean All Tennessee Teachers Will Get A Raise.

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TennCare Block Grant Authorization Approved By Tennessee Senate

Senators Approve Block Grant Authorization On A Party Line Vote Of 25-6. The House Is Scheduled To Take Up The Authorization Proposal This Morning For A Likely Final Vote.

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Senate And House Speakers Re-elected As Tennessee Legislature Convenes

Tennessee State Capitol Security Was Heightened Because Of Warnings Of A Protest As House Members Took The Oath Of Office.

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Democrats Flip 1 Seat In Tennessee Senate; Republican Supermajority Holds

Democrats gained one seat in the state Senate, but Republicans maintained a supermajority in the Tennessee Legislature after 3 million Tennesseans cast votes in Tuesday’s election, shattering the previous record of 2.6 million votes set in the 2008 presidential election.

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