General Assembly

Rutherford Co. Seniors and the Disabled Can Benefit from Property Tax Freeze and Tax Relief Programs

Jun 17, 2024 at 10:05 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - An increased number of residents throughout Rutherford County will qualify to freeze their property taxes... That was Rutherford County Trustee Teb B.... Read More

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

Gov. Lee's Balanced Budget, New Laws--Effective Saturday!

Jun 28, 2023 at 08:32 pm by WGNS

(NASHVILLE) This Saturday is July 1, 2023, the first day of the new fiscal year--not only for Murfreesboro, but for Rutherford County and yes--Tennessee. The work of the 113th.... Read More

General Assembly approves budget amendment to raise the pay for Direct Support Professionals to $15 per hour

May 02, 2023 at 11:01 am by WGNS News

Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Representative Patsy Hazlewood (R-Signal Mountain) filed FY 2024 budget amendments that secure $16.3 million to increase the pay for Direct.... Read More

State Rep. Mike Sparks’ Bill Intended to Freeze Top Officials' Pay Raises Killed by Taxpayer-Funded Lobbyists

Mar 24, 2023 at 12:03 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - At a time when inflation is at a record high, is it appropriate for Tennessee county officers to receive raises up to $10,000 at the expense of the tax.... Read More

A Newly Proposed Bill Could Help Fund Growth in the Rutherford County Schools

Mar 02, 2023 at 10:21 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - Newly proposed bills in the Tennessee General Assembly would help fund some of the school growth that Rutherford County is experiencing. JC Bowman, Exe.... Read More

Rep. Baum Files Legislation To Expand TennCare Eligibility

Feb 02, 2023 at 10:08 am by WGNS

(NASHVILLE)  State Rep. Charlie Baum, R-Murfreesboro, has filed legislation that would expand TennCare eligibility on a temporary and limited basis. House Bill 1087 .... Read More

Robert Stevens sworn in as member of 113th General Assembly

Jan 11, 2023 at 11:00 am by WGNS News

(Rutherford County, TN) Newly elected State Rep. Robert Stevens, a Republican from Smyrna, was officially sworn in as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives on Tue.... 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

Updated Unlawful Photography Bill Moving Forward in Tennessee General Assembly

Feb 15, 2022 at 07:33 am by WGNS

A proposal to expand the definition and punishment of unlawful photography in Tennessee will soon begin making its way through House committees.House Bill 2459 clarifies that.... Read More

WGNS Radio Recognized in State of Tennessee Proclamation for Serving Community 75+ Years

Jan 31, 2022 at 10:52 am by WGNS

WGNS, which first came on the air in Rutherford County on December 31, 1946 at 10PM and had their first full day of broadcasting on January 1, 1947, received the honor of bein.... Read More

UPDATE: More New Laws to go into effect July 1

Jun 30, 2021 at 11:23 am by WGNS

New laws will go into effect on July 1 in Tennessee to help improve the health and welfare of Tennesseans. These laws are focused on increasing access to patient-centered care.... Read More

Tennessee General Assembly passes no debt $42-Billion budget

May 03, 2021 at 12:23 pm by WGNS

The House and Senate of the 112th General Assembly on Thursday successfully approved a no-debt $42.6 billion budget that provides strategic investments in education, health ca.... Read More