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  • Cameras for Cops
    The Kincannon administration has proposed issuing body cameras to city police officers at a cost of $4.2 million over five years.
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  • Billboard
    Sign Language
    As the Legislature prepares to write a new billboard law, scenic highway advocates fear the outdoor advertising industry will push to weaken regulations.
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  • Tennessee State Capitol Building
    Bill Collecting
    From marijuana to motorized wheelchairs, Knox County’s state lawmakers have introduced a raft of legislation for the General Assembly’s 2020 session.
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  • Family Leave Takes the Stage
    Tennessee’s Republican governor and a Democratic lawmaker have made paid family leave a key issue leading into the legislative session — but they don’t see eye to eye.
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  • SPJ Legislative Lunch
    Knox GOP Legislators: No Minimum Wage Hike
    As the Legislature prepares to return to session, local representatives also weigh in on vouchers, healthcare and abortion.
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  • Knox County detention facility
    Breaking Out
    Gov. Bill Lee’s criminal justice task force says the state needs to reform everything from sentencing guidelines to mental health services. Will the governor follow through?
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