Rutherford County Legislators Pass Bill to Assist High-Growth Counties

May 23, 2024 at 12:55 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Gov. Bill Lee this week signed legislation co-sponsored by Rutherford County legislators allowing high-growth counties to levy a tax supporting school.... Read More

Legislation Approves Task Force to Combat Illegal Street Racing in Tennessee

May 16, 2024 at 07:04 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Legislation pushed forward by Senator Dawn White of Murfreesboro State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna calls for the creation of a task force to.... Read More

Public Comment: Transparency, Exemptions and Balancing Voices at Government Meetings

May 02, 2024 at 03:34 pm by WGNS News

An amendment to a law that further outlines the right for the public to comment at governmental meetings occurred last year and is just now receiving attention, according to.... Read More

Tennessee House Passes Bill Mandating Reporting of Undocumented Immigrants

Mar 15, 2024 at 12:59 pm by Chandelar Williams

Nashville, TN - The Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill with a 74-22 vote, requiring local law enforcement agencies to report undocumented immigrants to federal a.... Read More

Tennessee's Push to Eliminate Grocery Tax: Relief for Rutherford County and Surrounding Areas

Mar 12, 2024 at 10:49 am by Chandelar Williams

Rutherford County, TN - Tennessee is on the path to potentially eliminating its grocery tax, thanks to the efforts of Representative Aftyn Behn and Senator Charlane Oliver who.... Read More

Rep. Charlie Baum Passes Bill Allowing Overdose Reversal Drug in Public Schools

Mar 05, 2024 at 05:46 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - State Rep. Charlie Baum, R-Murfreesboro, on Monday unanimously passed legislation allowing students, employees or visitors to carry Naloxone,.... Read More

Tennessee Legislation Eases Tax Burden for Small Businesses

Mar 04, 2024 at 02:41 pm by Chandelar Williams

Middle Tennessee - Recent Tennessee legislation has lightened the tax load for over 100,000 small businesses. The Tennessee Works Tax Act exempts businesses with annual gross.... Read More

TDOT's Interstate 24 Expansion: Unveiling the 'Choice Lanes' Initiative

Feb 29, 2024 at 09:25 am by Chandelar Williams

Murfreesboro, TN - During its inaugural session in January, the Transportation Modernization Board unanimously endorsed the inclusion of "choice lanes" for Interstate 24, conn.... Read More

New Security Technology Eligible for School Safety Grants Following Legislation Sponsored by Sen. Pody

Jan 31, 2024 at 08:57 pm by WGNS News

State Senator Mark Pody, a Republican from Lebanon, TN, announced important progress in ongoing efforts to improve school safety. A new security technology alert device is n.... Read More

Tennessee Bill, HB 2032, Seeks to Expand Firearm Carry Rights in Restricted Businesses

Jan 25, 2024 at 09:59 am by Chandelar Williams

This week in Tennessee, Representative Jody Barrett, a Republican from Dickson, introduced a bill known as HB 2032. The proposed legislation aims to permit individuals holding.... Read More

Bill to Mandate Electronic Service Providers to Report Online Child Exploitation

Jun 02, 2023 at 03:48 pm by WGNS News

  U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) introduced the Revising Existing Procedures on Reporting via Technology (REPORT) Act.This legislation w.... Read More

Rutherford County Mayor Continues to Aim for an Impact or Development Fee to Help Pay for Growth

May 31, 2023 at 08:02 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Rutherford County Mayor Joe Carr said that we continue to struggle with the means to pay for growth... Carr said that other municipalities have the abi.... Read More

TN Right to Life Releases Statement on Approved Abortion Related Legislation

Apr 28, 2023 at 09:35 pm by WGNS News

  Tennessee Right to Life would like has thanked Tennessee Governor Bill Lee for signing into law House Bill 883 / Senate Bill 745 which will clarify but not weaken the.... Read More

UPDATE: Senator Shane Reeves from Murfreesboro votes for legislation to protect children from exposure to adult entertainment

Feb 13, 2023 at 09:07 pm by WGNS News

(Rutherford County, TN) Senator Shane Reeves, a Republican from Murfreesboro voted in favor of legislation to protect children from being exposed to sexual.... Read More

State Rep. Charlie Baum files legislation to make it easier for employees to save for retirement in Tennessee

Dec 14, 2022 at 08:57 pm by WGNS News

(Rutherford County, TN) State Rep. Charlie Baum, R-Murfreesboro, today filed legislation that would provide a more convenient option for many private sector employees to open.... Read More

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