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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill requiring certain non-profits to report expenditures of more than $5,000 on communications with the image or name of candidates within 60 days before an election. Senate Bill 1005 provides exceptions such as communications […]

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The Tennessee Legislature passed Senate Bill 884 and delivered it to Gov. Bill Lee this past week on May 18. Present law imposes an annual privilege tax of $400 on registered lobbyists with the state. As introduced, the bill eliminated […]

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October 1, 2021  •  

Special Session Announced

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Gov. Bill Lee called for a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to convene on October 18 to address funding, buildout, and oversight of Ford’s historic $5.6 billion investment at the Memphis Regional Megasite, located in Fayette and Haywood […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced special election dates to fill the vacancy left by the late Rep. Mike Carter who died of pancreatic cancer last month. The special general election will be held on September 14 after the special […]

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May 19, 2021  •  

Tennessee Lawmaker Dies from Cancer

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Tennessee State Rep. Mike Carter died from pancreatic cancer on May 15. Carter first won election to the 29th District on November 6, 2012. He was subsequently re-elected four times, most recently in 2020. Gov. Bill Lee is expected to […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced the Legislature will convene for a special session on January 19, 2021 to address education challenges due to COVID-19. Lee has asked lawmakers to focus on key issues including learning loss, funding, accountability, literacy, […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for the General Assembly to return on August 10 for a special session. The special session will address COVID-related liability protection for persons and entities, electronic delivery of health services, and peaceful demonstration legislation […]

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