Big Farms Draw Property Tax Break From Tennessee Lawmakers

The 2024 Legislative Session Turned Out To Be A Banner Year For Tennessee’s Largest Corporations And Biggest Farmers With A Measure That Critics Call ‘A Tax Break For Millionaires.’

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Bill Preventing Local Governments From Enforcing Red Flag Gun Laws Passes Tennessee House (Update 5.1.24)

Legislation That Would Prevent Local Governments From Establishing Or Enforcing Red Flag Gun Laws Made It Through The Tennessee House Of Representatives On Wednesday.

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Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill To Criminalize Abortion Trafficking Of Minors

Following The Tennessee Senate’s Passage Of A Bill That Would Make It A Criminal Offense To Assist Minors In Obtaining An Abortion By Transporting Them Across State Lines, The House Passed The Bill In A 74-24 Vote.

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Tennessee House Kills Anti-Reparations Bill

The Tennessee House Voted 52-43 Wednesday To Defeat An Anti-Reparations Bill Despite The Efforts By An East Tennessee House Republican To Resurrect The Measure.

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Legislation Allowing Approved Teachers To Be Armed On Tennessee Campuses Passes In House And Senate

Legislation That Authorizes Tennessee Faculty And Staff Members To Carry A Concealed Handgun On School Grounds After Meeting Certain Requirements Has Now Passed In The House And Senate And Will Soon Land On Governor Lee’s Desk For His Signature.

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Tennessee House Passes Bill To Ban Chemical Weather Modification And Geoengineering

The Tennessee House Passed Legislation That Would Prohibit The Intentional Release Of Chemicals Into The Air In An Attempt To Modify The Weather, Temperature, Or Sunlight Intensity.

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Tennessee House Passes Bill Allowing Unvaccinated Families To Foster And Adopt

The Tennessee House Of Representatives Passed Legislation That Will Remove Vaccination Requirements For Potential Foster And Adoptive Parents On A Vote Of 70 To 24 In Favor.

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Bill To Criminalize Abortion Trafficking Of Tennessee Minors Passed By House Committee

The Tennessee House Health Committee Passed Legislation That Would Make It A Criminal Offense For An Adult Who Is Not The Parent Or Guardian Of A Minor Child To Assist The Minor With Concealing Or Obtaining An Abortion.

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Tennessee House Select Committee On Rules Kills Rule Change That Would Have Provided More Transparency In Government Operations

Representative Bryan Richey Proposed A Rule Change That Would Require All Votes In House Committee Hearings Be A Roll Call Vote, Instead Of The Current Voice Vote, Which Doesn’t Keep A Record Of How Representatives Vote In A Committee Hearing. Not One Democrat Or Republican On The Committee Voted In Favor.

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Tennessee GOP State Rep Wants To Return Medicaid Expansion Authority To Governor

Outgoing Republican Rep. Sam Whitson Is Mulling A Reversal Of State Law Requiring The Governor To Gain Approval From The Tennessee Legislature Before Expanding Medicaid.

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