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Meet the Hume Fogg student behind the Tennessee Student Voter Act
Tennessean - April 10, 2022

Marijuana decriminalization; Tennessee vs federal law creates confusion
Abc News 9 - April 1, 2022


'Free All Cannabis for Tennesseans Act' legalizes marijuana, some taxes used for police
Fox 17 - March 29, 2022

TN license plates LPR problems: State 'fiscally irresponsible' with decision-making, Senator says

WKRN - March 25, 2022

 

Tennessee Senate passes bill to preempt local laws on oil and gas pipelines 

Tennessee Lookout - March 25, 2022

 

GOP insider 'shocked' as Trump’s endorsement of Tennessee candidate sparks a huge backlash

Raw Story - March 10, 2022

 

It's about education legislation in Tennessee

BollyInside The Daily News - March 10, 2022 

 

2022 could break anti-LGBTQ legislation records

Tennessee Lookout - March 10,2022 

 

Scoop: State bill paves way for mayoral takeover of Tennessee schools 

Axios Nashville - March 7, 2022

 

Education Legislation in Tennessee
News Channel 5 Nashville - March 7, 2022 

 

Washington County Democratic Party announces annual dinner

Johnson City Press - March 4, 2022 

 

Capitol View commentary

News Channel 5 Nashville - March 4, 2022
 

The Fight Over ‘Maus’ Is Part of a Bigger Cultural Battle in Tennessee

The New York Times - March 4, 2022

 

Bills to limit wildlife agency's authority to earn money from timber, seize property advance

Tennessee Lookout - March 3, 2022

 

Tenn. bill proposes grant program to assist new mothers 

WVLT 8 Knoxville - March 2, 2022

 

Tennessee unveils new school funding plan 

The Exchange: Cheatham County’s Local newspaper - February 28, 2022

 

Amtrak expansion in Tennessee: Nashville lawmakers want a study done

The Tennessean - February 22, 2022

 

Legislative Legacy for Trans Rights
University Echo - February 15, 2022

Trump's support shouldn't entitle Morgan Ortagus to serve Tennessee in Congress | Opinion
The Tennessean - February 14, 2022

 

Lee proposes $626M in transportation spending in Tennessee budget

The Center Square - February 4, 2022

 

Wildlife officials scale down deforestation plans in White County 

Tennessee Lookout - February 3, 2022

 

Lawmakers hope to stop TWRA's plan to clear cut forest

News Channel 5 Nashville - February 2, 2022

 

Lawmaker calls for lowering state sales tax, eliminating retail tax on fruits, vegetables

FOX 17 Nashville - January 25, 2022

 

In rare show of bipartisanship, 34 Tennessee lawmakers slam TWRA plans to clearcut 

Tennessee Lookout - January 25, 2022

 

Lawmakers say Judge Davenport's retirement is a positive sign 

Local Memphis abc 24 - January 21, 2022

 

1,300 comments received on potential changes to state's education funding 

Crossville Chronicle - January 20, 2022

 

Tennessee judge targeted for removal announces her retirement 

Johnson City Press - January 19, 2022

 

Tennessee Judge Who Illegally Jailed Children Plans to Retire, Will Not Seek Reelection

ProPublica - January 18, 2022

 

Tennessee resolution calls for removal of Rutherford County judge 

The Rogersville Review - January 17, 2022

 

Lawmakers issue resolution to remove Judge Donna Scott Davenport

News Channel 5 Nashville - January 17, 2022

 

Lawmakers push to remove Rutherford County judge over juvenile arrests (dnj.com)

Daily News Journal - January 17, 2022

 

Tennessee legislators consider removing Judge Donna Davenport from office | State | news-herald.net

News Herald - January 17, 2022

 

Opinion | America's Ugliest Confederate Statue Is Gone. Racism Isn't. - The New York Times

New York Times - January 17, 2022

House redistricting panel splits Davidson congressional map three ways
Tennessee Lookout - January 12, 2022

 

Democrats not happy about new redistricting plan
WSMV - January 12, 2022

 

How the new GOP map could affect your Congressional district
NewsChannel 5 - January, 12, 2022

Stockard on the Stump: AG staffer submits redistricting plan, Senate GOP keeps their map secret
Tennessee Lookout - December 17, 2021

 

Stockard on the Stump: Funk will audit the governor's pandemic spending spree
Tennessee Lookout - December 10, 2021

 

State senator calls for inquiry into Tennessee no-bid contracts
Washington Examiner - December 9, 2021

 

Tennessee legislative committee ready to lay down rules to avert problematic contracts
Chattanooga Times Free Press - December 9. 2021

 

Fiscal Review ready to kick in new rules to avert problematic contracts
Tennessee Lookout - December 8, 2021

State senator calls for inquiry into Tennessee no-bid contracts
Johnson City Press - December 8, 2021

 

Senator calls on Nashville DA to investigate no-bid pandemic contracts by Gov. Bill Lee
Fox 17 - December 8, 2021

 

Tennessee senator wants Nashville DA to investigate Lee's no-bid contracts
News Channel 5 - December 8, 2021

Lawmakers approve $8M more for education contract amid commissioner's potential conflict
Tennessee Lookout - December 8, 2021

 

The World's Ugliest Confederate Statue Just Got Taken Down
Vice - December 7, 2021

 

Nathan Bedford Forrest statue coming down is 'good news,' Sen. Campbell says

Tennessean - December 7th, 2021

 

Tennessee: Confederate Nathan Bedford Forrest statue removed
USA Today - December 7, 2021

 

Statue of KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest taken down on land near Nashville
NBC News - December 7th, 2021

 

Lawmakers question special session after Comptroller suspends COVID-19 exemptions – Tennessee Lookout

Tennessee Lookout - December 1st, 2021

 

Tennessee's COVID-19 contact tracing deal had no legislative oversight
Tennessean - November 30, 2021

 

'I don't trust DCS:' After foster care death, Chattanooga mom fights for kids' custody
Fox 17 - November 29, 2021

 

No-bid contract earns company $55 million from state for contact tracing
Tennessee Lookout - November 23, 2021

Data: 'Tennessee on Me' tourism campaign flops. Was it worth the taxpayer money?
Fox 17 - November 16, 2021

 

Lawmakers delve into no-bid contracts with eye on McKinsey deal

Tennessee Lookout - November 4, 2021

 

Metro Nashville Planning Commission votes to prevent fill of Bellevue's Hutton Stone Quarry

Tennessean - November 1, 2021

 

Legislature takes discretion from district attorneys general

Tennessee Lookout - October 29, 2021

 

Stockard on the Stump: Robinson hoping to avoid expulsion from Senate

Tennessee Lookout - October 22, 2021

 

Upcoming Special Session to address mask, vaccine mandates

News Channel 9 - October 19, 2021

 

State lawmakers begin special session focusing on Ford incentives, creation of regional development authority

WSMV - October 18, 2021

 

Outrage Grows Over Jailing of Children as Tennessee University Cuts Ties With Judge Involved

ProPublica - October 13, 2021

 

Whistleblower documents raise new concerns about DCS

News Channel 5 - October 6, 2021

 

State Sen. Heidi Campbell: disinformation has taken control of Tennessee politics and created a modern 'civil war' | Opinion

Tennessean - October 6, 2021

 

TWRA officials face pushback over plans to raze old-growth forests in White County

Tennessee Lookout - October 5, 2021

 

State officials divided on welcoming Afghan refugees to Tennessee

Main Street Nashville - August 20, 2021

 

Tennesseans split on order to allow opting out of masks in schools

Chalkbeat - August 17, 2021

 

Stockard on the Stump: Governor defends no-bid contracts during state of emergency
Tennessee Lookout  - August 13, 2021

 

Governor silent on Tennessee healthcare workers facing threats after school board meeting on mask mandates

WKRN - August 13, 2021

 

Tennessee lawmakers want to know if kids in state custody are getting vaccines; DCS isn't saying

Tennessee Lookout - August 11, 2021

 

Thousands of texts, then silence. How GOP pressure halted COVID-19 outreach to teens

Tennessean - August 9, 2021

 

Tennessee Department of Children's Services workers are frustrated

Tennessean - August 5, 2021

 

DCS employee survey is a 'cry for help' lawmakers say

News Channel 5 - August 4, 2021

 

Emails raise more questions about commissioner's testimony

News Channel 5 - August 4, 2021

 

MNPS Board to meet this week to discuss COVID protocols, face masks

News Channel 5 - August 2, 2021

 

Senator renews questions about failed state COVID testing contract

Tennessee Lookout - July 29, 2021

 

#AM_Equality: July 26, 2021 - HRC

Human Rights Campaign - AM Equality - July 26, 2021

 

Preds' prospect coming out good news for Tennessee

Tennessee Lookout - July 22, 2021

 

Tennessee's weekly unemployment claims highest in three months

Fox 17 - July 18, 2021

 

Tennessee fires top vaccination official amid pandemic, report says

Fox 17 - July 13, 2021

 

Gov Lee's "Tennessee On Me" Program met with opposition on both sides

WSMV - July 7, 2021

 

Rural Tennessee counties at risk if lawmakers pull the plug on state health department

Fox 17 - June 29, 2021

 

A South African sportswriter's influence on anti-transgender legislation

Tennessee Lookout - June 23, 2021

 

Republican lawmakers threaten to dissolve Health Department over child vaccines

Tennessee Lookout - June 17, 2021

 

Only 3% of jobs posted on Tennessee's website offer more than $20,000 per year

Fox 17 - June 11, 2021

 

State lawmakers cut big oil a big break

Tennessee Lookout - June 9, 2021

 

Tennessee stands to lose out on $485 million for local economies after Gov. Lee cancels federal assistance, report finds

WREG - June 8, 2021

 

Tennessee Gov. Lee defends decision to end federal unemployment aid for jobless residents

Chattanooga Times Free Press - June 8, 2021

 

Stockard on the Stump: Madison County Democrats' fracas could lead to executive member's dismissal

Tennessee Lookout - June 4, 2021

 

Tennessee eyes $44M more for businesses in federal relief

Associated Press - June 3, 2021

 

Gov. Bill Lee Sends $44 Million Of Federal Cash Relief To Business Owners — After Axing Federal Aid For Laid-Off Workers

Tennessee Tribune - June 3, 2021

 

State Accountability Group looks into pandemic funding, critics worry about where it's not going

WSMV - June 2, 2021

 

State to retake coal mining regulation with industry at rock bottom

TN Lookout - May 26, 2021

 

Tennessee job board lists few jobs for rural communities

Fox 17 - May 23, 2021

 

New specialty TN license plate supports local families dealing with Cystic Fibrosis

Fox 17 - May 16, 2021

 

Tennessee General Assembly approves slashing unemployment eligibility weeks, bump in benefit amount

The Courier Anywhere - May 6, 2021

 

Tennessee lawmakers send anti-Trans 'bathroom warning' bill to Governor

Los Angeles Blade - April 30, 2021

 

Tennessee transgender student 'bathroom bill' clears state Senate

Tennessean - April 21, 2021

 

New transgender bathroom bill passes both Tennessee House, Senate

Fox 17 news - April 21, 2021

 

'Bathroom bill' allowing students, teachers to reject shared restrooms with transgender peers clears Senate

OakRidger - April 21, 2021

Bill Banning "Dark Money" in Elections Goes to Tennessee Senate TN State News

Bollyinside - April 15, 2021

 

Bill banning 'dark money' in elections passes Tennessee Senate

The Center Square - April 14, 2021

 

Tennessee bill may restrict local lawsuits in questioning state laws

Tennessean - April 14, 2021

 

Tennessee Senate passes bill allowing opt-out of LGBT-inclusive education

 Pinknews UK - April 6, 2021

 

Tennessee Senate OKs bill allowing opt-out of LGBT curriculum

News Channel 9 - April 5, 2021

 

Why increasing the number of school counselors is an urgent priority for some Tennessee lawmakers

Tennessean - March 30, 2021

 

Officials assess flood damage as cleanup continues

Main Street Nashville - March 30, 2021

 

2021 In Charge – Government/Politics | Spring 2021

The Nashville Post - March 25, 2021

 

TN GOP Shows Off Political Dominance With Defense Of Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

Talking Points Memo - March 22, 2021

 

Permitless handgun carry for Tennessee easily passes state Senate

Chattanooga Times Free Press - March 18, 2021

 

New questions for businesses as permitless carry bill advances in Tennessee

News Channel 9 - March 18, 2021

 

The Anti-KKK Statue Movement Is Winning, So Tennessee GOP Wants To Blow Up The System

Talking Points Memo - March 18, 2021

 

State lawmakers propose bills to change Tennessee's response to pandemic

Main Street Clarksville - March 18, 2021

 

Republican lawmakers want to change the rules on removing historical monuments in TN

Fox 17 - March 17, 2021

 

Tennessee ranks near bottom of CDC list for vaccine distribution per capita

Fox 17 - March 8, 2021

 

Tennessee Senate passes bill banning transgender high school athletes from playing sports

Yahoo! Sports - March 2, 2021

 

Tennessee Advances Anti-Trans School Sports Bill

Advocate - March 2, 2021

 

State Republicans Send Letter Requesting Regulation Against Collegiate Athletes Protesting

The Daily Helmsman - March 2, 2021

 

Tennessee Senate votes to pass transgender high school athlete bill

Tennessean - March 1, 2021

 

Tennessee Senate OKs anti-trans athlete bill

News Channel 5 - March 1, 2021

 

TN rep calls for removal of Nashville judge over absentee voting order

Tennessean - February 27, 2021

 

Democratic Lawmakers Roll Out Education Bills

The Tennessee Tribune - February 24, 2021

 

Tennessee governor says transgender athletes 'destroy women's sports'

The Hill - February 22, 2021

 

Tennessee Senate passes bill allowing governor to force schools open

Daily Memphian - February 22, 2021

 

Tennessee bill allowing governor, school boards to open schools clears Senate

Tennessean - February 22, 2021

 

Tennessee Democrats propose overhaul to how the state funds public education

Tennessean - February 18, 2021

 

Dems roll out education plan

Nashville Post - February 18, 2021

 

Proposed law would protect some workers, applicants testing positive for marijuana

News Channel 9 - February 15, 2021

 

'Move with caution': Lt. Gov. Randy McNally lukewarm to controversial transgender athlete bill

Tennessean - February 11, 2021

 

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says allowing biological males to compete in girls' athletics will 'destroy women's sports'

The Post Millennial  - February 11, 2021

 

Gov. Lee won't continue push for paid family leave, new lawmakers taking over

Fox 17 - February 11, 2021
 

Tennessee bill would provide $1,200 to families getting assistance for pandemic expenses

Fox 17 - February 3, 2021

 

Tennessee to Metro Nashville Schools: Immediately account for $110M in federal grants or risk future aid

Tennessean - January 25, 2021

 

Senate approves more money for teachers' pay, but Tennessee teachers may not all get raises

The Center Square - January 22, 2021

 

Tennessee's formula for funding schools remains broken

FOX 17 - January 20, 2021

 

Tennessee legislators begin advancing bills in education special session

The Daily Memphian - January 20, 2021

 

Two bills proposed during Tennessee's Special Session address teacher pay, one-time bonus

Fox 17 - January 19, 2021

 

Tennessee Senate approves TennCare block grant authorization

The Center Square - January 14, 2021