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November 3, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

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The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned the third special session on October 30. Lawmakers passed several bills limiting COVID-19 restrictions and mandates. In addition to these measures, lawmakers also introduced and passed Senate Bill 9009 making school board elections partisan elections. […]

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October 22, 2021  •  

Special Session Adjourns

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The Tennessee General Assembly adjourned its special session on October 20. During the three-day session, lawmakers approved bills regarding development and other preparations of the Ford Memphis Regional Megasite project, including the allocation of $884 million from the state’s fiscal […]

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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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December 3, 2020  •  

Lobbying Ordinance Voted Down in Memphis

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Memphis City Council voted against adopting an ordinance requiring those lobbying the council to register with the city and name their clients. The ordinance would have required lobbyists to register annually and pay a registration fee of $50. The ordinance […]

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The 111th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned sine die just after 3 am on June 19 after hours of overnight negotiations. The negotiations culminated in passing a $39.5 billion budget, cutting $1 billion from the budget passed in March due to […]

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The General Assembly recessed Thursday, March 19 after meeting for over 14 hours. This marathon session included the approval of the state’s $39 billion budget bill. Though scheduled to reconvene on June 1, the General Assembly will continue to monitor […]

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Gov. Bill Lee announced that the General Assembly will convene for a special session on August 23. Lee released a statement on June 27 announcing that the primary purpose of the special session is to select a new Speaker of […]

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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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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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