State Senate passes initiative to ban income tax

Vote begins two-year process to amend state constitution   More

Anti-litter bill heads to the landfill

National Federation of Independent Business and the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association among opponents  More
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Right to hunt, fish will be on November ballot

Sponsor says constitutional amendment would protect current rights from future interference  More
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New guns-in-bars bill hops first hurdle

Law would allow the state's 270,000 handgun carry permit holders to go armed into any establishment selling alcohol  More
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Scientists warn legislature of mountaintop removal mining

Toxic selenium, other chemicals can kill fish populations, pollute water supplies More
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Don't take funds from land preservation, former governor says

Bredesen proposed using the funds this year to help cover budget deficit  More

Law would make it easier for deployed troops to vote

Senate votes unanimously to allow emailed ballots from overseas  More

Council to address wine-in-grocery stores resolution

Municipalities would vote on whether to allow wine sales in grocery stores More

Budget cuts would force out foresters, protections

Bredesen's budget would drop jobs of 28 foresters  More
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Police could soon see complaints against them before probes

Serpas says this would have “chilling effect” on a community’s relationship with local law enforcement More
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