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Tennessee sues federal government over refugee resettlement

The state of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging the constitutionality of its refugee resettlement program. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday by the Tennessee General Assembly, argues that the program is forcing the state to spend money on additional services for refugees, such as health ...

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Rival proposals may ‘divide and conquer’ Tennessee road plan

Legislative leaders warn that the introduction of several rival proposals could sink efforts to begin addressing a $10 billion backlog of road and bridge projects in Tennessee. The sticking point in Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s funding proposal is an increase to the fuel taxes drivers pay at the pump. Haslam ...

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Governor Haslam announces APSU governing board

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the creation of APSU’s local governing board as well as the eight appointees for the board. The local governing board will give the university increased autonomy to support student success by having to power to appoint the campus president, manage the university budget, set tuition ...

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Facing $60M penalty, Tennessee repeals underage DUI law

ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday repealed an underage drunken driving law that threatened to cost the state $60 million in road money by running afoul of federal zero-tolerance standards. The Senate passed the measure 31-1, and the House later followed suit on an 85-2 vote despite ...

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APSU employees can now apply to carry handguns on campus

Full-time APSU employees with valid carry permits can now apply to carry concealed handguns on university property under Tennessee law TCA 39-17-1309, which will take effect on Friday, July 1. There are at least 360 full-time faculty members at APSU eligible to carry concealed weapons under this law, according to ...

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70th SGA General Assembly closes passing four legislations

By: Amber McWhorter, Guest Writer The Student Government Association will recommend the implementation of recycling bins and speed bumps in front of Castle Heights residence hall in accordance with the resolutions passed at the Wednesday, April 27, meeting. Resolutions No. 37, 38, 39 and Act No. 14 were passed at ...

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