Local Democratic Party & Social Justice Group Offer Hotdogs As Reward For Voting, Raising Concerns Of Violations Of TN Election Codes

According to sources, Chattanooga Moms for Social Justice in partnership with the Hamilton County Democratic Party advertised an event called Cookout the Vote which raised concerns that the organizations may be violating a 2020 Tennessee code that prohibits bribing voters.

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Governor To Sign ‘Ethics Reform Bill’ Into Law Despite Call For Veto

The Governor Said He Supports The Bill In Spite Of Opposition From Groups With 501(C)4 Federal Tax Status That Vehemently Oppose The Legislation, Including ALEC Action, Which Urged Him To Veto The Bill Two Weeks Ago.

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Conservative Model Legislation Group Urges Governor Lee To Veto Incumbent Protection Bill

ALEC Action, Advocacy Partner Of The American Legislative Council, Has Sent A Letter To Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Strongly Urging Him To Veto Legislation That, Once Made Law, Could Trigger Nonprofits To Disclose The Names Of Their Donors.

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Tennessee Legislature Wraps Up Tempestuous Session

The Legislature Adopted An Ethics Reform Bill On The Final Day Of The 112th Session, One Supposedly Designed To Shed More Light On So-Called Dark Money.

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Tennessee Legislators Send Campaign Finance Bill to Conference Committees

Tennessee State Senators Refused To Concur On Amendments That The House Made To A Controversial Campaign Finance Bill, Leading Both Chambers To Appoint Conference Committees In An Attempt To Work Out A Compromise.

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NRA & Conservative Watchdogs Sound Alarm Over McNally’s Incumbent Protection Bill

The National Rifle Association (NRA) And Tennessee Conservative Watchdog Groups See Many Potential Issues That Could Arise Due To The Legislation And Have Voiced Their Concerns To The Tennessee Conservative And Lawmakers Alike.

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Amended Campaign Finance Reporting Bill Could Be Headed To Conference Committee

A Campaign Finance Reporting Bill Passed The Tennessee House With Several Changes From A Version That Previously Passed The Senate.

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House Passes Bill That Would Require Expense Reports From Non-Profits 60 Days Before Elections

In An 87 To 3 Vote, With 5 Representatives Abstaining, A Bill That Would Require Non-Profits To Report All Expenditures Of 60 Days Prior To Elections Was Passed By The Tennessee House.

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TN Bill That Would Require Non-Profit Groups To Report Expenditures 60-Days Prior To Elections Passes Senate (Update 4.21.22)

An Amended Version Of A Caption Bill That Seeks To Have 501c4 Non-Profit Groups Report Expenditures Of $5000 Or More Made 60-Days Prior To An Election Has Been Passed By The Tennessee Senate With A 26 To 2 Vote In Favor.

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Dark Legislation From Our Transparent Speaker

Campaign Finance Reform Legislation Proposed By Speaker Cameron Sexton And Senator Randy McNally Is Supposedly All About “Transparency”. It Seems A Little Hypocritical To Talk About “Transparency “ When Both Bills Started Out As 2 Page Caption Bills And Were Amended To Include Numerous Pages Late In The Session. Even More Hypocritical Is That The Amendment For HB1201 That Made The Bill Was Passed On A Voice Vote In Committee Last Week After Receiving The Amendment Late, Which Is Known As An Untimely Amendment. This Article Will Focus Solely On The Issue Of 501C4’s And How They Will Be Affected By This Legislation.

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