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Reeves reported raising nearly $600,000 into the race, including $255,000 in self-endorsed loans during the campaign's first two reporting periods, according to the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance. Much of the money came from members of the Senate Republican Caucus. Leading ...
NASHVILLE -- A bill directing the Tennessee attorney general in most instances to either defend or else approve funds for private attorneys to .... "Obviously [there's] a lot of public support," Dickerson told State and Local Government Committee members, "but I don't know that it's quite ready to pass ...

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III joined 36 other state attorneys general in signing a letter to Facebook demanding answers about the social media company's privacy protections, following reports that at least 50 million Facebook profiles may have been misused by third-party ...
Tennessee could lead the way by being the first state to ban vehicle ownership by anyone convicted of a certain number of drunken driving offenses within a certain period. They'll drive drunk whether or not they have a license or insurance. And they'll probably drive drunk if they can purchase a vehicle.
The Tennessee Comptroller's Office reports continued issues with the Wayne County government's "poor accounting practices." According to the TCO, an annual audit of the county government "reveals many problems" that have gone uncorrected for at least two years. The office states the findings suggest "management ...
A municipal card, issued by the city, instead of state or federal government, can provide access to services including the library, bank, transportation or parking to undocumented immigrants and the homeless. Lisa Sherman-Nikolas of the Tennessee Immigration & Refugee Rights Coalition describes the ...

State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) has been appointed to two committees in the Tennessee Senate. Reeves was appointed by Lt. Governor Randy McNally to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee as the new senator completed his first ...
Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker told the Senate State and Local Government Corrections Subcommittee he asked the department's chief general counsel to review the safekeeping policy, "to try and find ways to be as less restrictive as we can. "We have made significant efforts ... prison
A federal judge Monday dismissed Tennessee's lawsuit against the federal government over refugee resettlement. In the lawsuit, the state alleged the federal government violated the 10th Amendment, which says the federal government possesses only the powers delegated to it by the U.S. ...
The opioid epidemic has taken its toll on the United States in recent years, with Tennessee recently taking a rather large hit. More than 7.8 million opioid prescriptions were written in Tennessee in 2015, outnumbering the 6.34 million state residents, according to IMS Health, a healthcare data source.
Even beyond the police department, Mayor Lamb credits city Manager Ted Rogers for keeping a stable government, filled with officials who have served the community for decades. “That stability I think really the citizens migrate to. And they know that they will be listened to,” Lamb said. Collegedale ranks ...
Lee Harris (D-Memphis) wants to use the proceeds of those potential Sunday wine sales to fund more pre-kindergarten programs for low-income children. SB 1968 states: "As introduced, upon approval of the retail sale of wine on Sundays, remits the retail gallonage tax from Sunday sales to a newly created low income ...
... Tillis, R-Lewisburg, rhetorically posed the question Wednesday, while presenting his legislation that would stop Tennessee from observing daylight saving time. Under a new version of the measure, the entire state would be in Eastern Standard Time, Tillis told the House State Government Subcommittee.
One of the complaints filed this week center on a non-campaign website and a mailing by the Nashville lawmaker's leadership PAC, Tennesseans for Good State Government. They also follow the PAC's recent release of a TV ad that raises more questions about separation of Harwell's campaign, the PAC ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A campaign finance complaint claims that Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell received help from a political ... filed this week center on a non-campaign website and a mailing by the Nashville lawmaker's leadership PAC, Tennesseans for Good State Government. They also ...
After compiling a variety of data sources, WalletHub has released its list of the most sinful states in America — and Tennessee made it to the top 10. ... Those indicators included crime, health, education and real estate statistics, among other data that came from government agencies like the U.S. Census ...
And it doesn't mention her candidacy. As is the case with all political ads, the spot includes a disclosure about its funding source: Tennesseans for Good State Government. Also listed is Troy Brewer, the political action committee's treasurer. A USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee review of documents filed ...

A new listing of exemptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act reveals that the number has grown to 538, six times more than 30 years ago. There's a section in the Tennessee Public Records Act for exemptions, but when a bill gets filed to make a class of government records confidential, few get tagged ...
A defunct Twitter account masquerading as the Tennessee Republican Party is highlighted in a new federal indictment of 13 Russian nationals and a ... The charges include violations of campaign finance laws, conspiracy and identity theft and failing to register as agents of a foreign government.
The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury presented Blount County with its third consecutive “clean audit” certificate on Thursday. ... “It is very refreshing, in light of all the issues our country and community are facing, to have such excellent news that our local county government once again has received ...
The gravel parking lot at the Fitzgerald family's truck dealership here in central Tennessee was packed last week with shiny new Peterbilt and Freightliner trucks, .... “I hate government mandates,” said Paul Bailey, a state senator and the operations manager at CB Trucking in Cookeville, Tenn., which hauls ...
As motorists battle Nashville traffic day in and day out, some, including those with Tennessee state government, think there has to be a solution. “We recognized as the largest employer in the state of Tennessee that we did have a responsibility to help ease some of the congestion in the downtown area,” ...
More: The Costs of Jobs: Are Tennessee taxpayers getting what they paid for? The Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued a draft guide for municipalities that says they wouldn't have to report property tax breaks in cases where the government — not the business — owns the property in ...
Black, three other Republicans and one Democrat didn't cast votes on the measure that passed early Friday, ending an hourslong government shutdown. Black, who stepped down as Budget Committee chairwoman last month, is one of four major Republicans running for governor of Tennessee.
Tennessee's record is pretty poor when it comes to the openness with which its government operates. You've read our editorials on how the state keeps its lottery sales numbers secret under some nonsensical fear that revealing the information somehow endangers sales locations. We've advocated ...
More: Shortest government shutdown ever ends. Given her opposition to the budget bill, Black was not even in Washington, D.C. at the time of the early morning vote. "Rep. Black's no vote wouldn't have prevented the bill's passage and her time was better spent meeting with business leaders in Tennessee ...
The legislature was emphatic about open government when it wrote the Tennessee Public Records Act in 1957. The law codified previously recognized rights that the citizens of Tennessee should be able to find out and know what their government is doing and it defined public records widely. When the ...
“So, let me be clear, because of the effectiveness of our work, Tennessee is in a better place today than it has ever been before,” the governor said in his speech. Haslam is so fixated on customer-focused government, in fact, he started an Office of Customer Focused Government to align with his vision of ...
Haslam and a select group of highly paid administrators in his newly created state Office of Customer Focused Government (OCFG) colluded with multinational corporation Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) to create a plan that would impact every state-owned building in Tennessee, from the public parks and ...
Senate Joint Resolution 494 proposes additional language in Article II Section 28 of Tennessee's Constitution, which would eliminate state and local government's authority to levy state or local tax upon income derived from stocks and bonds. “The Hall Tax on interest and dividends discourages saving and ...
BERLIN (AP) - Talks on a new German coalition government entered what participants expect will be their final day, with negotiators hopeful a deal can be agreed Tuesday that would bring an end to the country's political limbo closer. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left ...
Deborah Fisher, executive director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, said the sheer volume of exemptions shows it's not too hard to get one passed. “Some of them make a lot of sense, but I think some of them do need review to see if they're interfering with the public's right to know what ...
Nashville, Tenn., (February 2, 2018) – A federal court judge struck down a federal regulation preventing the government from reclaiming more than $2.4 million in Medicaid payments from primary care physicians. In a case that could have national implications, the judge ruled the regulation was contrary to ...
Women set some records in the state and nation in 2017, though generally they don't rank high as elected officials in the Tennessee government. For instance, only two women have been successful in statewide races – the late Jane Eskind of Nashville and Sara Kyle of Memphis, now a state senator.
"I'm a party of one that thinks this, but I actually think the most important thing that we did in state government was changing the employment rules," the governor said at last week's winter meeting of the Tennessee Press Association. Haslam said that, before the changes in Tennessee's civil service laws, ...
The Tennessee state board is also in the process of updating its teacher discipline rules. The rules must be heard by Tennessee government operations committees before they are final. Emergency rules are in place until March 4. If approved, final rules are to go into effect on March 5. There has been ...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee gubernatorial candidates generally agreed at a Nashville forum on Thursday to promote greater openness in state government, but differences arose over their views on state lawmakers' tendency to wade into local government affairs, as well as their stances on a West ...
In March, leaders of both chambers called on the Office of Open Records Counsel to conduct a “thorough and comprehensive review” of the various exemptions to the Tennessee Public Records Act. “In the interest of transparent and open government, we would like to review this list in order to potentially ...
“Refunds will be affected if the shutdown lingers for any significant period of time,” said Carla Gwinn who's the general manager Liberty Tax. The opening of tax season for the Internal Revenue Service is Jan. 29, but because of the government shutdown, the agency will have to continue to work on a limited ...
I think that a lot of people in my district--who have federal government jobs and benefits--are in need of those benefits or paychecks," Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tennessee) said. "It looks like the government will reopen later this afternoon, this evening, and that's a good thing for the American people," Rep.
(NBC NEWS) – A popular Knoxville, Tennessee restaurant offered government employees a 10 percent discount during the government shutdown. Holly Hambright is the owner of Holly's Gourmet's Market and Cafe. She said that with the restaurant being a community-based business, it was the least she ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will ...
How the Government Shutdown affects Tennessee. Monday ... With the U.S. government closed for business for the 19th time since 1976 and a lot of blame going back and forth, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report Monday on the States Most & Least Affected by the 2018 Government ...
Tennessee State Representative - District 68 Nashville, TN – Last Friday, the threat of bad weather caused Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to close state offices in Middle and West Tennessee. Some agencies that have “mission critical employees” who have life, health and/or safety responsibilities still ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With a government shutdown set to begin just after midnight Saturday morning, visitors to Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro will see changes. The National Park Service is just one of the many federal agencies that will feel the impact of a government shutdown across the ...
Congressman Chuch Fleishman expressed his feelings about the shutdown on Twitter saying," I cannot fathom how Senate Democrats have put party over country with a decision that results in service members suffering tremendously and over 70,000 children in Tennessee possibly losing health insurance ...
Hours remain before a potential government shutdown would go into effect. That's if Congress can't strike a deal. A government shutdown could mean national parks will be closed to visitors. It could also affect federal workers and members of military reserve forces. The weather is starting to feel nice again ...
Sances said the whole thing boils down to two things: the government runs out of money January 19 and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expires in March. DACA provides legal protections for people who immigrated to America when they were minors. Democrats said the program should ...
NASHVILLE – In his final State of the State address to the General Assembly, Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday night challenged all Tennesseans to lead the nation to create high-quality jobs, improve the education of our students and provide the most efficient and effective state government services.
NASHVILLE — Exceptions to a state law intended to make government records open to the Tennessee public shot up five-fold over the last 30 years to 538, according to a new report released Tuesday. The Tennessee Public Records Act presumes that all state and local records are available for inspection ...


 

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