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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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Legislature Passes New Corporal Punishment Bill
Legislature Passes New Corporal Punishment Bill

The State Legislature has passed a bill that would require public schools in Tennessee to report to the state Department of Education on their use of corporal punishment.

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New Law Banning Tanning Bed Use for Under 16
New Law Banning Tanning Bed Use for Under 16

Governor Haslam has signed a bill banning anyone under 16 from using a tanning bed in Tennessee.

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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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Rep. Terry's Opioid Hotline Bill Clears Subcommittee
Rep. Terry's Opioid Hotline Bill Clears Subcommittee

Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro), has passed legislation through the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee for an opioid hotline.

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Senator Ketron Helps Advance 5G Technology Legislation
Senator Ketron Helps Advance 5G Technology Legislation

Major legislation passed the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Monday that would accelerate investment in mobile broadband infrastructure and prepare the State of Tennessee for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy via 5G technology.

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Push in State Legislature to End Emissions Testing
Push in State Legislature to End Emissions Testing

There's a push in the state legislature to end emissions testing in Rutherford and five other Tennessee counties where it's currently required.

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Rep. Rudd, Sparks, House Insurance & Banking Committee Produce Strong 2017 Results
Rep. Rudd, Sparks, House Insurance & Banking Committee Produce Strong 2017 Results

Throughout the first half of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly, the House Insurance and Banking Committee was particularly active in the legislative process.

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Gas Tax Passes; Local Reps Vote No - Senators Yes
Gas Tax Passes; Local Reps Vote No - Senators Yes

Despite a no vote from all four State House lawmakers from Rutherford County, Governor Haslam's bill to raise the gas tax passes the lower chamber.

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Rep. Bryan Terry, M.D. Files the Reliable Coverage Act
Rep. Bryan Terry, M.D. Files the Reliable Coverage Act

An unexpected denial letter in the mail, a surprise bill at the pharmacy counter: many Tennessee consumers are discovering the prescription coverage benefits they signed up for are not the benefits they actually receive.

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Governor Proposes Gas Tax Increase
Governor Proposes Gas Tax Increase

Governor Haslam is proposing legislation that would raise the state's gas tax in an effort to pay for transportation needs.

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Mayor McFarland Speaks on Gas Tax Proposal
Mayor McFarland Speaks on Gas Tax Proposal

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland was among the community leaders from across the state to join Governor Haslam as the IMPROVE Act was unveiled.

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City Council to Discuss 2017 State Legislative Priorities
City Council to Discuss 2017 State Legislative Priorities

Members of the Murfreesboro City Council will meet with a lobbyist this week concerning legislative priorities for the 2017 Tennessee General Assembly.

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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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Local State Lawmaker Withdraws Abortion Ultrasound Bill
Local State Lawmaker Withdraws Abortion Ultrasound Bill

A local state representative's bill requiring ultrasound images be shown or described to women seeking abortions has been withdrawn. The House Health subcommittee was ready to send Representative Rick Womick's bill to a study committee for the summer.

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Wine in Supermarkets Passes in House

The state House has passed the wine in supermarkets legislation. It made it through the lower chamber on a 71-to-15 vote. 

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State Budget Passed
Gov. Haslam's budget has passed the General Assembly. The 32-point-eight billion dollar proposal breezed through both chambers this week. State Rep. Mike Sparks says it includes several big funding projects for the Smyrna area, including the 38-million dollar Nissan tech center.
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