tennessee constitution

More than half the members of Gov. Bill Haslam’s hand-picked special Supreme Court have recused themselves from hearing a case to determine the constitutionality of how Tennessee selects appellate and high-court judges. Special Supreme Court Judges William Muecke Barker, George H. Brown and Robert L. Echols announced Friday they had disqualified themselves from the case […]


Tennessee lawmakers are split, though not cleanly on partisan lines, on a plan to validate the state’s method of appointing judges. Gov. Bill Haslam and others want a referendum in 2014.


Press release from Tennessee Republican Party; 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 […]


Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Nov. 23, 2010: Writs of Election Issued for State Senate District 18 and House District 98 NASHVILLE – Governor Bredesen today announced that he has issued two Writs of Election to fill the vacancies in the Office of State Senator for District 18 and the Office of State […]