States Join Coalition To Stop California From Setting U.S. Automotive Standards

A Coalition Of 16 States Is Urging The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency To Not Reinstate A Waiver Allowing California To Implement Its Own Carbon Emissions Standards That Essentially Regulate The Automotive Industry For The Rest Of The U.S.

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Plane Carrying Immigrant Children Lands In Knoxville

On Thursday Night, A Plane Carrying Unidentified Children Landed In Knoxville. Video Captured By WVLT News Shows People Leaving The Plane To Board Two Buses. The Video Appeared To Show Primarily Pre-Teen And Teenage Children.

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Price Tag To Clean Up Tennessee Mines $126M

The Federal Government’s Abandoned Mine Land Fee Is Set To Expire In September, And The National Mining Association Contends $12 Billion Already Paid Into The Fund By Mining Companies To Address Issues At Abandoned Mine Sites Has Been Misused. In Tennessee…

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At Least 7 States Amend Mask Requirements To Align With Updated CDC Guidance

At Least 7 States Amended Their Existing Mask Orders To Align With CDC Guidance And Exempt Fully Vaccinated Individuals From Most Indoor Mask Requirements, As Of May 14.

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Surveys Show Largest Expansion Of School Choice In U.S. History

More Children Are Likely To Have Increased Access To Educational Options After State Legislators Across The U.S. Advanced A Slew Of Bills This Year Expanding School Choice, According To Several State-By-State Surveys.

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Tennessee General Assembly Approves $1 Million for Coal Industry

TN Legislators Passed A Bill That Will Allow The State To Regain Control Of A Coal Industry That Has Been Seriously Lacking In Production In Recent Years. Initial Agreements Showed That Oversight Of The Industry Would Come At No Cost To The State, But The New Bill Will Leave Tennessee Paying Nearly $1 Million Per Year.

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8 States Have Enacted Laws Limiting Governors’ Emergency Powers Since Pandemic Onset

Since March 2020, 10 Bills In Eight States Have Been Signed Into Law That Are Aimed At Increasing Legislative Oversight Of Governors’ Emergency Powers.

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Tennessee And Kentucky File Lawsuit Against Biden Administration

Attorneys General From Kentucky And Tennessee Have Come Together To File A Lawsuit Against The Biden Administration. The Lawsuit Claims That A Tax Mandate In The American Rescue Plan Is Unconstitutional And Takes Authority Over From State Legislators.

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21 Attorneys General Fear American Rescue Plan Could Hijack State Tax Policy

The Attorneys General Sent A Letter This Week To Treasury Secretary To Confirm That Provisions In The American Rescue Plan Do Not Attempt To Strip States Of Their Sovereign Authority. They Argue Language In The Act Is Too Broad And Could Be Interpreted As A Blanket Policy.

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