Mayor Kelly Updates Chattanooga’s COVID Executive Order, Still Requires Masks In City Buildings

With The Expiration Of State And County Pandemic Restrictions, Mayor Tim Kelly Issued An Updated Executive Order On Friday To Modify The City’s Guidance On COVID-19 Precautions And Procedures.

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Economy Is Bouncing Back, But Proposed Tax Hikes Could Stifle Growth

Newly Released Economic Data Show The Economy Is Experiencing Accelerated Growth, Potentially Signaling A Rebound From The Economic Downturn Caused By The Pandemic, But Critics Warn Proposed Tax Hikes Could Stifle That Growth.

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Governor Lee Signs Executive Order To End Public Health Orders

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Announced Tuesday He Will End Statewide Public Health Orders Regarding The COVID-19 Pandemic And Shift The State Toward “Recovery.”

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No Hybrid Learning For Tennessee Schools Next Year

Tennessee Public Schools Will No Longer Have The Option Of Providing Both In-person And Remote Instruction As Of Next School Year. Students Who Want To Continue With Virtual Instruction Will Have To Enroll In A Specific Virtual School Instead Of A Regular Public School Option.

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Biden Lays Out Aggressive Climate Agenda At World Summit

Biden Hosted A Virtual Climate Summit With Dozens Of World Leaders Thursday, The Same Day The White House Released A Set Of Aggressive Climate Goals. Critics Say The Plan Could Jeopardize The Economy At A Time It Is Recovering From Record-breaking Unemployment.

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Law Safeguarding Church Services During Pandemic Advances

Tennessee House Republicans Passed Legislation Further Protecting Tennesseans’ First Amendment Right To Hold Religious Services During A State Of Emergency.

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Hagerty And Blackburn Urge Small Business Association To Properly Implement Relief Funds

Senators Bill Hagerty And Marsha Blackburn Have Joined A Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Of Lawmakers In A Letter To Small Business Administrator Isabella Guzman Urging Her To Ensure The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Emergency Relief Program Is Implemented And Funding Is Distributed To Eligible Recipients As Congress Intended.

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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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