TN General Assembly Passes Measure To Expand Access To Quality, Affordable Healthcare

Before Leaving Nashville Last Week, Tennessee Lawmakers Passed Certificate-Of-Need (CON) Reform, Which Would Reduce The Requirements And Costs Associated With Opening, Reopening Or Expanding A Hospital.

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Republicans Debate Breaking Up Big Tech After Trump’s Facebook Suspension

Many Republicans In Congress Have Reignited Their Calls To Break Up The Big Tech Companies After Facebook Announced Last Week They Would Maintain The Suspension Of Former President Donald Trump’s Account.

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Tennessee General Assembly Approves $42.6B State Budget

The Tennessee General Assembly Passed A $42.6 Billion State Budget Thursday For The Fiscal Year That Starts July 1.

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Republicans Push Back As Biden’s Proposed Spending Requests Top $6 Trillion

Republican Lawmakers Pushed Back Wednesday After The White House Unveiled A New $1.8 Trillion Spending Plan That Includes Free College Tuition Provisions And Up To 12 Weeks Of Paid Family Leave.

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Republican Lawmakers Testify At Senate Hearing Against Equality Act

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee This Week Heard Testimony On HR 5, The Equality Act, Which Passed The House Earlier This Month. Several Republican Lawmakers Testified Against The Bill, Including Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford, & Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler.

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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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Tennessee Bill Would Implement Statewide Text to 911 Program

If Approved By The Tennessee House of Representatives And Signed By Governor Lee, New Legislation Would Bring The Text To 911 Program To All Counties In Tennessee By January 1, 2023.

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Legislation Looks To Keep Government From Picking Winners & Losers Among Tennessee Businesses

Tennessee Lawmakers Are Considering Legislation That Would Prevent Government From Favoring Certain Businesses Over Others During A Health-related State Of Emergency.

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Arizona Defends Election Integrity Laws Before SCOTUS

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Made The State’s Case Tuesday For Maintaining A Couple Of Election Integrity Issues That, If Deemed Illegal, Could Change Election Laws Across The Country.

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Cutting Health Care Budgets Will Make Recession Worse For Working Women – And Everyone Else Too

One Of The Biggest Challenges We Have In Politics & Public Policy Is That People Work On A Narrow Range Of Issues Or Even Just One Issue. Reporters Have Beats, Lawmakers Have Committee Assignments. Subject Matter Experts Usually Work In Just One Discipline. Interest Groups Have, Well, Their, Interests. When The Champions Of A Single Issue Pursue Their Own Interests To The Exclusion Of Everything Else, Specialization Becomes The Enemy Of Good Policy.

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