TN General Assembly Cuts Unemployment Eligibility Weeks By Over Half, Bumps Up Benefit Amount

The Tennessee General Assembly Passed A Bill That Will Cut The Number Of Weeks Tennesseans Are Eligible For Unemployment From 26 Weeks To 12 Weeks. House Bill 1039 Also Increases The Weekly Benefit Amount.

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New Panel Approved To Hear TN Constitutional Complaints

Tennessee Legislators Have Passed A Plan To Alter The Way Judges Hear Constitutional Complaints Against State Laws. Legislation Creating New Panels Consisting Of Three Judges Made It Through The House And Senate With Strong Support.

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Bill Protecting Students From Shared Restrooms Powers Through Senate

The Tennessee Senate Passed A Bill On Wednesday That Will Protect Students, Teachers, And Other School Employees From Having To Share Restrooms And Locker Rooms With Transgender Students. The Bill Passed The Senate With A 21-7 Vote.

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Keeping Boys Out of Girls Bathroom Is Priority For Advancing TN Bill

The Goal Of House Bill 1233 Is To Be Respectful & Inclusive Of All Children Who Attend Public Schools. It Would Allow Students To Request Access To Single-occupancy Restrooms, Changing Areas, & Sleeping Quarters For All School-sponsored Events. Schools Would Be Required To Provide Reasonable Accommodations & To Protect The Privacy Of All Students.

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Carrying Handgun Without Permit Approved By Tennessee Senate

The Tennessee Senate Passed Legislation Thursday That Would Allow For The Carrying Of Handguns In The State Without A Permit. The Senate Bill’s Companion, House Bill 786, Still Is Working Its Way Through The Committee Process In The House.

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Proposal Would Change Tennessee Law To Let For-Profit Companies Run Charter Schools

Tennessee Charter School Law, Which Currently Allows Only Nonprofit Organizations To Run The Independently Operated Public Schools, Would Open The Door To For-profit Companies Under A Bill Approved Wednesday By A Key Legislative Committee.

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Senate Approves Constitutional Amendment To Change How Tennessee Attorney General Is Selected

Senate Joint Resolution 1 Calls For Both Chambers Of The General Assembly To Confirm The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Nomination For Attorney General Rather Than Allowing The High Court To Appoint The Attorney General Through A Secret Vote Of Justices.

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Right-To-Work Constitutional Amendment Advances In Tennessee Senate

Legislation That Would Add Tennessee’s Right-To-Work Law To The State Constitution Received A Positive Recommendation From Senate Judiciary Committee. The Legislation Would Prohibit Discrimination Based On Employee’s Membership, Affiliation, Resignation From, Or Refusal To Join Any Labor Union Or Employee Organization.

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Tennessee Legislature Convenes Today With Education Issues At Forefront

Tennessee Lawmakers Return To Nashville Today To Begin The 2021 Legislative Session And Soon Will Take Up Legislation On Key Education Issues.

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