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"In God We Trust" to be displayed in Tennessee All Schools

The bill says local districts shall require each school to display 'In God We Trust" in a prominent location such as an entry, cafeteria or common area.

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Preventing DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol
Preventing DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol

Tennessee lawmakers are trying to prevent DUI offenders from getting their hands on alcohol. 
A bill to that effect has advanced in the Tennessee House.

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State Lawmakers Pass
State Lawmakers Pass "In God We Trust" Bill

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill to require public schools to prominently display the national motto, "In God We Trust."

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State Looks At MTSU's Hemp Research
State Looks At MTSU's Hemp Research

House Speaker Beth Harwell led a delegation of Tennessee legislators to campus Monday to learn more about Middle Tennessee State University's Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research and its ongoing studies with non-psychotropic cannabinoids, which are derived from hemp.

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State Lawmakers Race Toward Finish Line
State Lawmakers Race Toward Finish Line

State lawmakers raced toward the finish line - wrapping up this year's session and adjourning for the year.

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State to Explore TennCare Expansion
State to Explore TennCare Expansion

State House Speaker Beth Harwell has announced the formation of a task force to look into improving and expanding TennCare.

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A Focus on Education as Tennessee's 2015 Session Begins
A Focus on Education as Tennessee's 2015 Session Begins

The 109th session of Tennessee's General Assembly begins today (Tuesday) with education high on the agenda, including possible changes to the controversial educational standards known as Common Core.

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Legislators and others to pack meals for Tennessee Food Banks

Members of the Tennessee General Assembly, the Governor's cabinet and the Supreme Court will join the state's constitutional officers and the Attorney General in a major effort to restock Tennessee's food banks.

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Middle Tennessee Mayors Want More Funding For Roads
Middle Tennessee Mayors Want More Funding For Roads

A group representing 40 mayors in Middle Tennessee is urging Governor Haslam and state lawmakers to find new sources of revenue to pay for transportation needs.

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Lawmakers to get a small bump in pay
Lawmakers to get a small bump in pay

Tennessee lawmakers can look forward to a nearly $700 increase in their annual salaries and $10 bump in their daily allowance for expenses.

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Two Local Lawmakers Awarded Top Honors By Conservative Group
Two Local Lawmakers Awarded Top Honors By Conservative Group

The American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, this week announced State Representative Mike Sparks (R–Smyrna) and State Senator Jim Tracy (R–Shelbyville) have been awarded the A-C-U ‘Defender of Liberty’ award.

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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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