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Trump was last seen in public on Friday, when he used an appearance at the White House to criticize a massive government funding bill he had signed into law. The president, first lady Melania Trump and their 12-year-old son, Barron, spent last weekend at their Palm Beach, Florida, estate. Trump returned ...
Tennessee communities of all sizes can now apply for grants to build or improve dog parks in their areas. State officials say The Boyd Foundation is taking applications for a Dog Park Dash Grant of up to $25,000 to build or improve dog parks in their community. One community will win $100,000 for being ...

The State of Tennessee Library and Archives recently toured Heather's lab and decided to replicate it exactly as she designed. Dawbarn instituted an aggressive cross-training program which now ensures every staff member's ability to perform every responsibility in the office. This has resulted in continuity ...
A House committee on Wednesday halted a bill that would have dramatically changed the state's Heritage Protection Act. The measure, HB 21496, sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, would have made the state part owner of all property under control of local government so long as it ...
Reeves reported raising nearly $600,000 into the race, including $255,000 in self-endorsed loans during the campaign's first two reporting periods, according to the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance. Much of the money came from members of the Senate Republican Caucus. Leading Republicans ...

NASHVILLE — A bill directing the Tennessee attorney general in most instances to either defend or else approve funds for private attorneys to .... "Obviously [there's] a lot of public support," Dickerson told State and Local Government Committee members, "but I don't know that it's quite ready to pass this ...
Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III joined 36 other state attorneys general in signing a letter to Facebook demanding answers about the social media company's privacy protections, following reports that at least 50 million Facebook profiles may have been misused by third-party software ...

Tennessee could lead the way by being the first state to ban vehicle ownership by anyone convicted of a certain number of drunken driving offenses within a certain period. They'll drive drunk whether or not they have a license or insurance. And they'll probably drive drunk if they can purchase a vehicle.
The Tennessee Comptroller's Office reports continued issues with the Wayne County government's "poor accounting practices." According to the TCO, an annual audit of the county government "reveals many problems" that have gone uncorrected for at least two years. The office states the findings suggest "management is ...
A municipal card, issued by the city, instead of state or federal government, can provide access to services including the library, bank, transportation or parking to undocumented immigrants and the homeless. Lisa Sherman-Nikolas of the Tennessee Immigration & Refugee Rights Coalition describes the bill ...
State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) has been appointed to two committees in the Tennessee Senate. Reeves was appointed by Lt. Governor Randy McNally to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee as the new senator completed his first full ...
Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker told the Senate State and Local Government Corrections Subcommittee he asked the department's chief general counsel to review the safekeeping policy, "to try and find ways to be as less restrictive as we can. "We have made significant efforts to ...
And should Tennessee have more dedicated revenue sources to pay for construction and maintenance of infrastructure across the state, or is the existing tax structure – primarily ... Infrastructure is the responsibility of government – and the state plays a large role – and it impacts every citizen in this state.
A federal judge Monday dismissed Tennessee's lawsuit against the federal government over refugee resettlement. In the lawsuit, the state alleged the federal government violated the 10th Amendment, which says the federal government possesses only the powers delegated to it by the U.S. Constitution ...
The opioid epidemic has taken its toll on the United States in recent years, with Tennessee recently taking a rather large hit. More than 7.8 million opioid prescriptions were written in Tennessee in 2015, outnumbering the 6.34 million state residents, according to IMS Health, a healthcare data source.


 

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