Determining the Decider

Tennessee State Capitol Building

State Sen. Richard Briggs turns back an attempt to take public health decisions out of the hands of the county Health Department.

Capitol Exodus

Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2020

As the state Legislature barrelled toward a budget vote and recess last week, local lawmakers saw things to applaud and lament.

Tax Control

Tennessee State Capitol Building

A bill in the Tennessee Legislature would restrict the ability of local governments to raise property taxes without holding a referendum.

Sign Language

Billboard

As the Legislature prepares to write a new billboard law, scenic highway advocates fear the outdoor advertising industry will push to weaken regulations.

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.