2 Tennessee Democrats Ask For Local Approval Of New Toll Lanes

A Pair Of Tennessee Democrats Are Asking For The State To Give Local Governments The Opportunity To Approve Toll Lanes That Run Through Their Jurisdictions; Instead Of Forcing Them To Accept Them Without Any Input.

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Tennessee’s House Education Chairman Eyes 4th-Grade “Retention” Law

The Ink Is Barely Dry On Revisions To The State’s 3rd-Grade Reading And “Retention” Law, And A Tennessee House Education Chairman Is Considering A Similar Strategy For Fourth-Graders, Including A Plan To Advance If They Continue To Test Poorly.

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Lawmakers Say Tennessee Governor Is Set To Push For Statewide School Vouchers In 2024

Gov. Bill Lee Is Set To Announce His Support For A Statewide Education Savings Account Program Next Year, Expanding From Three Large Counties To Every School District In Tennessee, According To Two Lawmakers.

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TN Legislators To Propose Mandatory Math Interventions For Non-Proficient Students

Tennessee Legislators Are Preparing To Push A Bill In The Next Regular Session That Would Create Intervention Requirements For Students Who Are Not Meeting Grade-Level Math Standards.

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Heightened Security During Session Could Become Norm At Tennessee Capitol

Tennessee State Officials Won’t Divulge The Number Of Troopers Who Worked Security – Or The Cost – At The August Special Session, But That Type Of Force Could Be Seen Frequently During Regular Sessions Too.

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Tennessee Lawmaker Wants Audit Of Lee’s ‘Faith-Based’ State Department

A Tennessee Democratic Lawmaker Is Calling For An Audit Of The State’s Office Of Faith-Based And Community Initiatives After A Report One Of Its Board Members Received $4.7 Million In State Contracts.

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Republican Lawmakers Hope to Modify Tennessee’s Historical Commission During Upcoming Legislative Session

Sen. Joey Hensley’s Legislation From Earlier This Year, To Decrease The Number Of Members On The Tennessee Historical Commission, Looks Like It Will Be Making A Resurgence During Tennessee’s Upcoming 2024 Legislative Session.

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Tennessee Special Session Bills Expected To Revive In 2024

A Measure By House Speaker Cameron Sexton Designed To Stiffen Sentences For Serious Juvenile Crimes Is One Of Several Bills Expected To Be Revived In 2024 After Dying In A Truncated Special Session On Public Safety. Other Bills Expected To Be Revived Deal With Gun Storage Requirements, Mass Violence Threats, School Security Reviews And A Controversial Bill About The Closing Of Child Autopsy Reports.

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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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