Weary Of Social Media Prying, Lawmakers Delve Into Data Privacy

TN Legislators Plan To Push Forward With Legislation Designed To Let Tennesseans Know What Companies Are Doing With Their Data When They Sign A Contract.

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Democrats’ Congressional District Map Draws Ice-Water Reaction

Tennessee Democrats Are Submitting A Congressional Redistricting Map That Keeps Davidson County Whole And Puts Communities Of Interest Together, But At Least One State Senator Is Pouring Cold Water On The Plan.

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Battle Lines Drawn Over Governor’s Education Funding Review

Gov. Bill Lee And Supporters Call His Statewide Review Of Tennessee’s K-12 Funding Formula An Effort To Target Money To Fit Each Student’s Needs. Critics, In Contrast, Say It Is An Effort To Fast Track And Funnel State Dollars To Private Schools.

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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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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 Limiting Unemployment Compensation Passes Tennessee House

The Tennessee House Passed Legislation Tuesday That Would Limit Unemployment Compensation From The State To 12 Weeks While Increasing The Weekly Pay For The First Time Since 2001.

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Lee’s Imprisonment Alternatives And Prisoner Re-entry Bills Pass Tennessee House

Two Bills Touted By Gov. Bill Lee As The Key To His Criminal Justice Reform Package Passed The Tennessee House On Thursday.

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Governor Lee To Consider Bill On LGBTQ Curriculum

Governor Lee Will Soon Be Considering A Tennessee Bill That Would Require Schools To Inform Parents Of Any Curriculum That Includes Instruction On Gender Identity Or Sexual Orientation And Would Allow Parents To Opt Their Student Out Of That Instruction.

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Tennessee Republican Leaders Divided On Medicaid Expansion Incentives

Dems Push For Medicaid Expansion, While Republicans Have Differing Opinions And Gov. Lee Remains Focused On Block Grant Waiver.

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Lee Denounces Biden Executive Order, Says Transgender Athletes ‘Will Destroy Women’s Sports’

Lee Stopped Short Of Voicing Support For Tennessee Bill To Prohibit Trans Students From Participating In Middle & High School Girls’ Athletics, But Said “Transgenders participating in women’s sports will destroy women’s sports. It will ruin the opportunity for girls to earn scholarships. It will put a glass ceiling back over women that hasn’t been there. I think it’s bad for women and for women’s sports.”

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