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Press release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; April 20, 2012: Let us pause for a moment to consider where we are on the Employee Safe Commute bills as the General Assembly may be entering is last week of session. There are sometimes at least 2 paths for citizens to collectively petition their government – working […]

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The Senate Finance Committee chairman says he hopes this will settle the matter of Amazon’s tax status and suggests that the overall online sales tax issue should go through the courts to be resolved nationally, because he believes Congress is unlikely to act to bring uniformity to the collection of state sales taxes.

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Secretary of State Tre Hargett says the effort will be two-fold — to make sure local election officials know what to do and, more emphatically, to make sure the voting public knows about the law in advance of voting.

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Ready, Set, Redraw!

by Andrea Zelinski on June 17, 2011

House Speaker Beth Harwell indicates she wants the GOP-dominated General Assembly to avoid “political gerrymandering” in the redrawing of the Tennessee’s legislative and congressional districts. However, the final shape the lines take will ultimately have to suit her party’s preferences, says the Nashville Republican. A Republican-led House ad hoc committee met briefly on Thursday to […]

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Press Release from Tennessee Citizen Action, May 19, 2011: Tennessee Citizen Action Statement on House Passage of HB130 Nashville, Tenn. (May 19, 2011) — Today, the Tennessee General Assembly spent almost a full day arguing about a bill that will do absolutely nothing to bring quality jobs, fix our state’s economy, or generate revenue for […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, May 12, 2011: Lawmakers Agree: Tennessee Needs More Jobs, Not More Lawsuits NASHVILLE, TN – With bipartisan support, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly agreed that the Volunteer State needs more jobs, not more lawsuits, by passing the Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011. The House voted […]

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Press Release from the Office of Gov. Bill Haslam, Feb. 17, 2011: Legislation Focuses on Educating Workforce, Identifying Best Teachers, Revising Civil Justice System NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today introduced his administration’s legislative package for the 2011 session, focusing on educating the workforce, identifying the best teachers and revising the state’s civil justice […]

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Critics’ concerns over constitutional amendment’s language don’t appear to be shared by state government wildlife managers.

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TNReport recently published a pair of stories focused on Nashville-area lawmakers who accept thousands annually in allowances meant to cover lodging, meals and other incidental expenses. The legislators live so close to the Capitol that they rarely stay in hotel rooms for legislative business, but for the most part they still accept the $185 per […]

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