Nashville Could Use State Law To Snuff Out 21-And-Up Smoking Bars

The Freedom To Light Up Could Disappear In Metro Nashville Clubs, Even For The 21-And-Up Crowd, After The Legislature Passed A Measure Enabling Local Governments To Outlaw Smoking In Age-Restricted Venues, Even Honky Tonks Where People Have Been Smoking And Jamming For Years.

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Tennessee Mayors Say It’s Time For Tax Dollars To Stay In Their Cities

Local Tennessee Mayors Say It’s Time For Changes To Be Made To A 20 Year Old State Tax Policy That Siphons Off Sales Tax Dollars Raised In Their Communities.

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Caption Bill Amended To Ban Delta-8 THC Products In TN

A Bill Introduced In The Tennessee Legislature Has Been Amended To Make Any Hemp Product Containing More That 0.3% THC Illegal.

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3 Republicans Sneak In Vaccination Without Parental Consent Amendment (Update 4.1.22)

On March 22nd In The House Health Subcommittee And On March 23rd In The Senate Health Committee, Two “Caption Bills” Were Snuck In Under The Radar With Amendments Added That Push The HPV Vaccine. One Of The Bills Allows Minors To Receive The HPV Vaccine Without Parental Knowledge Or Consent.

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TN Bill Prohibiting Unlawful Restrictions On Churches Passes Senate Committee

A Tennessee Bill That Seeks To Prohibit Unlawful Restrictions Being Placed On Churches And Religious Organizations Passed The Senate State And Local Government Committee Yesterday And Heads To The Senate Floor For A Vote.

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TN Senate Modifies Higher Education ‘Divisive Concepts’ Bill, Sends It Back To House

The Tennessee Senate Has Approved A Bill That Would Prevent Public Higher Education Students And Employees From Being Required To Conform To “Divisive Concepts” Or Be Graded Based Upon Agreeing With Those Concepts. The Bill, Which Passed The House, 66-24, On March 7th, Was Amended Monday By The Senate And Sent Back To The House.

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Bill To Limit Divisive Teachings In Universities Passes Senate

The Senate Companion Bill To House Speaker Cameron Sexton’s Bill, That Would Impact How Public Institutions Of Higher Education Can Approach “Divisive Concepts” With Employees And Students, Passed On The Senate Floor Monday Evening 25 To 5 With One Republican Senator Joining His Democratic Colleagues In Voting No.

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TN Legislature To Consider K-12 School Vouchers, Insulin Price Cap This Week

Two Bills Set To Begin The Committee Process This Week Include Senate Bill 1674 To Expand Student Eligibility For K-12 Education Vouchers And House Bill 451 To Limit The Cost Of A 30-Day Supply Of Insulin To $100.

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Tennessee Senators Fear Little Can Be Done To Curb Illegal Immigration Within State

Following The Conclusion Of The Joint Study Committee On Refugees Issues Meetings, Two Members Relate They Have Little Hope It Is Within The Tennessee Legislature’s Power To Curb The Influx Of Illegal Immigrants Being Relocated To The Volunteer State.

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Illegal Immigration Study Committee Confirms Feds Running Resettlement Program With Zero Transparency

The Joint Study Committee On Refugee Issues Had Their Fourth And Last Meeting Hearing Presentations From The Office Of The Governor, Department Of Children’s Services, Bethany Christian Services And Bridge Refugee Services.

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