8:00 AM Apr 19, 2014
The Tennessee General Assembly finished up Thursday, but not before passing a bill that would limit sales of cold medications containing pseudoephedrine.
9:58 PM Apr 14, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – The Tennessee General Assembly is working to end its 2014 session Tuesday or Wednesday, plowing through scores of bills in the process.
8:00 PM Apr 9, 2014
John Ray Clemmons
Lebanon native John Ray Clemmons, an attorney, recently kicked off his campaign to represent District 55 in the Tennessee House of Representatives by filing his qualifying petition with the Davidson County Election Commission. Clemmons will appear on the Aug. 7 Democratic primary ballot.
8:00 AM Apr 9, 2014
Tennesseans may soon no longer need a permit to openly carry a handgun.
8:00 AM Apr 3, 2014
Several different pieces of legislation affecting the area are making their way through the Tennessee General Assembly.
4:00 PM Mar 29, 2014
State senators on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the most far-reaching change ever in Tennessee’s nearly 60-year-old annexation laws, teeing up the bill for final passage next week on the House floor.
11:00 AM Mar 25, 2014
State lawmakers are eyeing a bill that would allow certain motorcyclists to ride without helmets.
5:00 PM Mar 19, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to limit nonprescription sales of cold medications that be used to make methamphetamine was amended, then approved Tuesday in a House subcommittee where it has been stranded for weeks.
5:00 PM Mar 16, 2014
COLUMBIA (MCT) – Columbia officials are concerned election-year politics could prevent the city's hotel-motel tax proposal from advancing in the state legislature.
11:00 AM Mar 15, 2014
(Kimberly Jordan • Lebanon Democrat) Lebanon police methamphetamine technician Chris Luna examines a meth lab found at a local motel this week.
With methamphetamine on the rise not only locally, but also at the state level, several bills are currently under consideration in the Tennessee General Assembly to help combat the growing trend.
9:00 PM Mar 11, 2014
NASHVILLE – Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, recently received the “Patriot Freedom Award” from the 7th and 8th District Tea Party Coalitions for “unwavering courage under fire.”
3:00 PM Mar 11, 2014
Courtesy of David H. Dye
“Sandy,” a prehistoric Native American sandstone statue of a kneeling male figure found in Wilson County, is set to become the official artifact of Tennessee.
2:00 AM Mar 11, 2014
Passage of key legislation in the Senate Education Committee, including a bill rewriting the state’s Textbook Commission, topped a busy week at the Capitol in Nashville.
10:00 PM Mar 9, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Critics of Common Core standards are hoping to use legislation that broadens the scope of American history teaching requirements to bypass committees that have been holding up action on their bills to terminate or delay Common Core.
9:00 PM Mar 9, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – House Calendar Committee Chairman Bill Dunn blocked a vote on legislation that could penalize women for using illegal drugs while pregnant because, he says, the sponsor broke a promise.
11:00 AM Mar 9, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Gov. Bill Haslam says he's still no fan of a fast-moving effort by fellow Republicans in the Legislature to strip local governments of their ability to ban guns from local parks.
9:00 PM Mar 7, 2014
NASHVILLE (MCT) – Tennessee will become the 22nd state to formally call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget under a bill approved Thursday by the Senate and expected to win approval as well in the House on Monday.