Family Matters

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Tennessee state employees are likely to receive paid parental leave in next year’s budget. Will the private sector follow?

Holding Back

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As the Legislature debates changes to its third-grade retention law, the key issue remains who will make the decision.

Bill Aims to Change City Elections

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Legislation under consideration in Nashville would force Knoxville to abandon citywide voting for district City Council representatives.

An Uncertain Future

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Gov. Bill Lee’s rejection of federal HIV prevention dollars has left service providers, public health officials and legislators in the dark.

Power Poll: Legislative Culture Wars

Tennessee State Capitol Building

A large majority of survey respondents favor revisiting the state’s abortion ban but most are not optimistic that lawmakers will amend the law.

Power Poll: Rewinding 2022

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Respondents weigh in on what they see as the most significant stories in government and education from the past year.

Power Poll: Big Picture Views

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Respondents express some optimism and some pessimism, and offer their opinions on what state and local governments should prioritize.