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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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The Tennessee House voted unanimously last week to require legislators to disclose travel expenses provided by anyone with an interest in public policy if the travel was for the purpose of educating a legislator with respect to said policy. The […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued a writ yesterday ordering a special election to fill a vacant seat in state House District 95. The seat was left vacant after Rep. Mark Lovell resigned in February amid allegations of inappropriate sexual contact. […]

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The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance recently published updated contribution limits for 2017 and 2018 elections. The limits are adjusted in every odd-numbered year based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. Individuals may now contribute $4,000 per election to […]

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The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned a three-day extraordinary session on Wednesday, September 14. Lawmakers repealed a drunken driving law threatening to cost the state $60 million in federal highway funding.  The U.S. Department of Transportation threatened to withhold the funds […]

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The Tennessee General Assembly convened a special session this morning to fix the state’s drunken driving laws, but lawmakers may also use the opportunity to expel Rep. Jeremy Durham. Durham is being investigated by multiple state agencies after nearly two […]

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The Tennessee General Assembly convened a special session today, September 12. State lawmakers have been tasked with fixing the state’s drunken driving law to prevent a loss in federal highway funding. The U.S. Department of Transportation will withhold funds if […]

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The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned sine die on Friday, April 22, 2016. The legislature approved a $34.9 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year and passed the governor’s proposal increasing school funding. Just prior to adjournment, lawmakers were able […]

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A runoff election for mayor will be held next month due to such close voting results in the August 6 Nashville municipal election. Megan Barry and David Fox came in first and second, respectively, in a field of seven candidates. […]

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Both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly adjourned the 2015 session on Wednesday, April 22. The session was highlighted by the passage of legislation allowing handgun-carry permit holders to be armed in any state park and a failed attempt to […]

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Voters to choose representative for vacant House District 91

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Session ends well before projected adjournment date

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Bill would have allowed insurance companies to make contributions

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Bills Relax Reporting Requirements and Allow Contributions by Insurance Companies

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