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The 111th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned May 2 after a nearly four-month session. During the session, Senate Bill 234 passed requiring any multicandidate political campaign committee registering a new committee to pay the appropriate registration fee. The fee is due […]

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A bill requiring Tennessee voters to declare their party affiliation in order to vote in a primary election made its way through its first committee on Wednesday. In order to cast a primary ballot, House Bill 1273 and Senate Bill […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed three executive orders, changing former Gov. Bill Haslam’s policies on gifts to state employees, ethics disclosures for interactions with the General Assembly, and government hiring, among others. Lee added to Haslam’s policy on gifts by […]

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A special primary election will take place on March 7 to fill a vacancy in Senate District 22. Rep. Mark Green vacated the office to serve as U.S. Rep. for Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District. Senate District 22 represents Montgomery, Houston […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced a special election to fill the vacancy in Senate District 32, which includes Tipton County and part of Shelby County. The seat was formerly held by Mark Norris, who resigned after being appointed by the […]

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November 7, 2018  •  

Tennessee Elects Bill Lee Governor

The people of Tennessee voted to elect Republican Bill Lee as governor, defeating Democrat Karl Dean. 26 Independents also ran for governor, each receiving 0.2 percent or less of the vote. Many of the Independents were part of the Libertarian […]

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Sen. Majority Leader Mark Norris was appointed as judge to a U.S. District Court on October 11. Norris announced on October 16 that due to time restraints and official duties he won’t be able to step down from his District […]

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A judge in Tennessee’s Davidson County Chancery Court ruled against the state today, striking down a law prohibiting political action committees from making contributions to candidates after the 10th day before an election. Under the law, only political party committees […]

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August 27, 2018  •  

Tennessee State Senator Resigns

Sen. Bill Ketron submitted his resignation for the 13th District seat on Monday, effective August 31. His resignation is taking effect about two months before his term was set to expire. He is set to become the Rutherford County mayor […]

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The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday requiring the Davidson County Election Commission to expedite a special election for Nashville mayor. The office was left vacant following Mayor Megan Barry’s resignation on March 6. Barry pled guilty to felony […]

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry resigned yesterday, March 6, after pleading guilty to felony theft of property exceeding $10,000. Barry misappropriated city funds over the course of two years to bankroll an affair with the head of her security detail. As […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam has called a special election for state Senate District 14. Sen. Jim Tracy vacated the seat to become the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development director in Tennessee. The special general election will be held on March […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam recently issued a writ of election to fill a vacancy in Tennessee Senate District 17. Mae Beavers recently resigned from the seat to dedicate her time to running for governor. A special primary will be held November […]

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The 2017 session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on Wednesday, May 10. Hesitant to make a last-minute decision on such a significant matter, lawmakers postponed a bill to increase campaign contribution limits for legislators. Legislation did pass requiring […]

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