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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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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TN Judge Rules Against Opioid Manufacturer Before Trial

A Tennessee Judge Issued An Uncommon Ruling Against An Opioid Firm Before The Civil Trial Even Began. The Ruling Was Over The Firm’s Supposed Role In The Current Opioid Epidemic.

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Missing Child Legislation Pushes Through to TN House Committee

“Evelyn Boswell’s Law” Passed Through The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee On Wednesday And Will Go Before Full House Committee Next Week.

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TN House Bill To Limit Health Board Power Heard In Committee

A New Bill Proposed By Tennessee Representative Jason Zachary Would Give County Mayors Across The State More Power Over Policies During A Response To Any Health Emergencies. In Doing So, It Would Also Limit The Authority Of Independent Health Departments.

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Counties Across Tennessee Choose To Extend or End Mask Mandates

On Friday, Governor Bill Lee Made An Update To His Original Mask Mandate Order, Allowing Local Authorities To Make The Decision To Enforce Wearing Them Or Not.

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Tennessee Legislative Update March 1, 2021

Legislative Updates Include: Constitutional Carry Introduced, Roadway Protection & Enhanced Penalties For Rioting, Evelyn Boswell’s Law, Increased Penalty For Drag Racing, Protection For Women’s Sports, Honoring Lamar Alexander, And Commemoration Of Tennessee’s 225th Year Of Statehood.

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State Lawmakers Propose A Number Of Bills To Change Tennessee’s Response To Pandemic

Legislators Have Filed A Multitude Of Pandemic-Related Proposals, Including Bills That Would Make The State Pay For COVID-19 Victim’s Burials To A Slew Of Bills To Limit Powers Of The Executive Branch During A State Of Emergency.

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$100M Literacy Initiative Will Give Tennessee School Districts Autonomy

A New Literacy Initiative By The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) Will Give School Districts And Educators Flexibility And Autonomy, Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn Said.

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Knox County Commission Aims To Limit Health Board Power; Hamilton County Defers To State Law

The Knox County Commission Attempts To Limit Health Board Power Granted By State Law; Hamilton County Commission Sustains While State Law May Change Early Next Year.

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