Lawmakers talk about todays times and more

May 27, 2022 at 09:03 am by Producer

  This morning WGNS' Scott Walker was joined by State Rep. Mike Sparks from Smyrna, TN and State Rep. David (Coach) Byrd from Waynesboro, TN. They discussed the breakdow.... Read More

State Rep. Bryan Terry passes legislation to help working families

Apr 15, 2022 at 07:48 am by WGNS

State Rep. Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro), on March 31 passed House Bill 2559 which will help with accommodations for child care during a normal workday. The bill extends fr.... Read More

TN Senator from Murfreesboro expands the eligibility for commercial / professional licenses

Apr 14, 2022 at 04:05 pm by WGNS

On Thursday, the Tennessee State Senate voted twenty to seven, passing Workforce Expansion Bill (SB2464) sponsored by Republican State Senator Shane Reeves of Murfreesboro. Th.... Read More

House agrees to Senate version of Kelsey bill to allow first responders to live where they choose

Mar 14, 2022 at 10:40 pm by WGNS

Today, the Tennessee State House of Representatives voted to agree to the Senate version of Senate Bill 29, which would allow first responders to live where they choose..... Read More

Rep. Tim Rudd advances legislation to protect unaccompanied migrant children in Tennessee

Mar 11, 2022 at 05:43 pm by WGNS

Tennessee State Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, is sponsoring legislation to address President Joe Biden’s disastrous immigration policies that brought unaccompanied migr.... Read More

State Representative Tim Rudd of Murfreesboro Highlights Funding for Schools and Testing

Feb 24, 2022 at 04:08 pm by WGNS

More money may be going into the Murfreesboro City School System, along with other public education facilities by the end of 2022, but some lawmakers are leery of the latest.... Read More

More Transparency - Proposal will allow victims to better understand the sentencing of suspects or offenders

Feb 24, 2022 at 02:47 pm by WGNS

Legislation to improve sentencing transparency in Tennessee advanced out of the Tennessee House Criminal Justice Subcommittee last week.House Bill 2657, also known as the Tran.... Read More

Commentary: Dictating what Professors and Others Say

Feb 15, 2022 at 03:20 pm by WGNS

Lawmakers in Tennessee are looking into several bills that could dictate what can and can't be taught in college classrooms...  With today's commentary, here is MTSU Pr.... Read More

TN Senator to File School Board Pay Equity Legislation

Dec 03, 2021 at 10:09 am by WGNS

A State Senator is trying to ensure that school board members across the state receive equal pay.State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga) announced Friday that he is.... Read More

Smyrna Resident and Tennessee State Representative Honored with "Conservative Achievement" Award

Jul 16, 2021 at 02:56 pm by WGNS

The American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, announced State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) is among sev.... Read More

New laws strengthening penalties for crimes against children to become effective on Thursday

Jun 28, 2021 at 10:41 am by WGNS

Several new laws protecting children are set to take effect on July 1 in Tennessee.  This includes major Truth in Sentencing legislation ensuring parole and pro.... Read More

New Legislation in Tennessee Requires Burial or Cremation of Aborted Child

Apr 21, 2021 at 03:57 pm by WGNS

State Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, and State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, successfully guided passage of the Unborn Child Dignity Act through both chambers of the Ten.... Read More

Tennessee Bill Introduced to make "Amazing Grace" the official state song, as sung by Dolly Parton

Mar 08, 2021 at 07:06 am by WGNS

Amazing Grace, sung by country music legend Dolly Parton, will likely become the official state song.State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna, TN and Senator Raumesh Akbari.... Read More

PROPOSED TN BILL: Would Create Criminal Immunity for Driver who Accidently Runs Over Rioter Obstructing Roadway

Mar 01, 2021 at 07:46 am by WGNS

Legislation protecting public roadways from mob violence began to move through the committee process last week in Nashville. House Bill 513 promotes law and order by increasin.... Read More

State Reps. Bryan Terry and Charlie Baum working on legislation to address public safety in Tennessee

Oct 20, 2020 at 06:30 am by WGNS

State Representatives Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) and Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) today announced they will introduce legislation aimed at deterring malicious intimidat.... Read More

State Rep. Bryan Terry to introduce “Pathway to Prosperity” legislation during 2021 legislative session

Sep 16, 2020 at 11:27 am by WGNS

State Rep. Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) is preparing to introduce “Pathway to Prosperity” legislation for the 2021 legislative session in efforts to support Te.... Read More

General Assembly passes historic Covid-19 legislation in extraordinary session

Aug 18, 2020 at 01:58 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee General Assembly met this week in the 61st Extraordinary Session to pass legislation addressing Covid-19 liability protections, telehealth services, laws governi.... Read More