Jeanne Richardson

Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pick up the tab for lame-duck lawmakers taking out-of-state trips, says House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick. But he won’t ask outgoing legislators who traveled to Chicago this week for the National Conference of State Legislatures’ annual summit to pay the bill themselves, he told reporters Thursday. The lawmakers are either retiring […]

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Even outgoing legislators are permitted to let taxpayers foot the bill for out-of-state legislative trips, complete with a per diem, travel and lodging expenses.

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“Any movement forward is positive movement,” a proponent of access to medical marijuana said Tuesday. A House subcommittee approved a bill for legalization, though recent history suggests the bill will eventually stall.

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Press Release from the Republican Party of Tennessee, Jan. 19, 2012: Once Again, Tennessee Democrats Stand Up For A State Income Tax NASHVILLE, TN – Today, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution to amend the Tennessee Constitution by adding language to ban a state income tax. SJR 221, sponsored by Representative Glen Casada, […]

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The GOP-drawn maps for state House districts were approved Thursday, with some Democratic support.

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Release from the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition; Feb. 3, 2011: Hate Crimes and Birth Certificate Bills Filed The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) is pleased to announce that both of our bills have been reintroduced in the 107th Tennessee General Assembly. This week, SB 0313 by *Marrero (*HB 0187 by *Richardson) was filed, which would […]

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