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Tennessee on the brink: anti-LGBT bills threaten TV, tourism industries

SIGN THE PETITION TO OPPOSE HATE IN THE VOLUNTEER STATE   Hateful legislation targeting the LGBT community in North Carolina created a groundswell of national opposition from the business community, which tends to prefer a welcoming, inclusive environment for employees and customers. Continue reading

Sen. Harris statement on the demise of deannexation bill to break up Memphis

Legislation that would have created a path to break apart the city of Memphis - the deannexation bill - was sent to summer study, meaning it is off notice for the year. Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris released the following statement: Continue reading

Harris: Let's drop this guns in the Capitol idea for good

Legislators have tried repeatedly to allow guns in the Capitol, but balked at the actual presence of a gun in the House Civil Justice subcommittee Wednesday. Continue reading

Republicans defeat MaKayla's Law, with help from the NRA

Legislation to protect children from irresponsible gun owners was defeated today by Republicans in the House Civil Justice committee. Continue reading

Sen. Harris: State contracts need independent review

Legislation to give the General Assembly more oversight over the outsourcing of state government will be heard in the state Senate on Tuesday. Continue reading

Sen. Kyle passes legislation to ban the box in state employment

State Sen. Sara Kyle's legislation to eliminate the check box that asks about prior felonies from state job applications passed the state Senate today with a 25-7 vote. Continue reading

Sen. Harris: Governor Haslam should veto Heritage Protection Act

Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris released the following statement regarding the legislature’s passage of the Heritage Protection Act, which awaits the governor's signature: Continue reading

Sen. Kyle introduces legislation to cut 'tampon tax'

Following discussion of several proposals to cut the Hall tax on stock dividends, state Sen. Sara Kyle and state Rep. Sherry Jones have introduced legislation to cut sales taxes on basic necessities. Continue reading

'MaKayla's Law' could prevent child gun deaths

State Sen. Sara Kyle and state Rep. Sherry Jones today announced legislation – MaKayla's Law – in response to preventable, tragic shootings involving children in Tennessee. Continue reading