A ‘Flexible’ Year

Tennessee State Capitol Building

The Tennessee General Assembly returns to action today, in a session that will probably be dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.