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McNally joins executive panel of lieutenant governors’ group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Senate Speaker Randy McNally has been named to the executive committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. McNally is an Oak Ridge Republican who was elected by Senate colleagues to run the upper chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly in January. He succeeded longtime Speaker ...

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Communications Director Smith to leave Haslam administration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Communications Director David Smith is leaving Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration to start his own consulting business. Smith joined the governor’s Cabinet in 2015 after previously serving as press secretary for Haslam’s first term. He was also Haslam’s spokesman during the gubernatorial campaign of 2010.Haslam in ...

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Gov. Bill Haslam signs Improve Act increasing Tennessee fuel tax

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is hitting the road to hold bill signing ceremonies for his highway and bridge funding program called the Improve Act. The governor officially signed the bill into law within days of the contentious measure’s passage in the legislature in April. But that’s ...

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Hands on the wheel, ears off the phone

Talking on the phone while driving should be illegal in Tennessee in order to increase driver safety throughout the state. According to the Tennessean, the Tennessee state legislators discussed a bill which outlaws the use of a mobile phone with your hands while driving. The bill not only includes texting ...

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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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