Joint Legislative Committee Examines TN Bail Reform

A Tennessee Joint Legislative Committee Heard Testimony On How Bail Affects Jail Populations, Data On Pretrial Releases On Bond And Prior Case Law And How Closely Tennessee’s Judges Are Following State Law.

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Republicans, Business Groups Bash Biden’s Employee Vaccine Mandate

President Joe Biden’s Executive Order Requiring Businesses With 100 Or More Employees To Require Vaccinations Against COVID-19 Received A Strong Response From Tennessee Republicans And Business Organizations.

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Lee Signs Executive Order Giving Parents Final Say On Masks, Declines Special Session

Following Anti-Mask Protests And A Special Session Requested By House Speaker Cameron Sexton To Address School’s COVID Response, Lee Has Yielded And Made It Mandatory For All School Districts In Tennessee To Give Parents The Option To Opt Their Children Out Of Mask Requirements Imposed By Schools Or Health Boards.

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Republicans, Democrats Gear Up For Tennessee Redistricting Process

Local Census Information Set To Be Today In What Will Begin The Process Of Redistricting In Tennessee. The Boundaries For The U.S. House Of Representatives And Statewide Legislative Districts Will Be Redrawn And Republicans And Democrats Are Preparing Their Arguments On The Mapping Process.

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Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Apologizes After ‘Tennessee On Me’ Controversy

Tennessee’s Commissioner For The Department Of Tourist Development Apologized For How The ‘Tennessee On Me’ Initiative Was Rolled Out. The Program Was Met With Criticisms From Several State Representatives And Other Tennesseans.

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Democrats Incite Fear of Violence Due to New Permitless Carry Gun Law

Democratic Leaders Claim New Gun Law In Tennessee Will Lead To A Spike In Gun Violence Once It Takes Effect On July 1. However, Statistics From Other States That Have Issued Similar Laws Do Not Back Up The Claim.

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State Representative Mike Carter Loses Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

Representative Mike Carter, A Republican From Ooltewah, Dies At Age 67 After A Short Battle With Pancreatic Cancer.

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Outside Donations Outlawed In Tennessee Elections

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Recently Signed Into Law A Bill That Ends Allowing Donations To Be Accepted For Use In Elections.

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Tennessee’s Participation In Federal Unemployment Programs Will End In July

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Announced Tuesday The State Will Stop Participating In Added Federal Unemployment Benefits In An Effort To Encourage Tennesseans On Unemployment To Start Working Again.

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Lee Proposes Sales Tax Holiday for Groceries and Dining Out

On Monday, Governor Lee Rolled Out A New Proposal That Could Give Tennessee Residents Two Weeks Of A Sales Tax Break On Groceries And Dining Out. He Also Looks To Lower The Professional Privilege Tax And Eliminate TCAT Waiting Lists.

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