The Prosperity Agenda

Americans for Prosperity meeting

Americans for Prosperity, the dark-money goliath of libertarian conservatism, likes the way Tennessee is headed.

Legislative Report 2019

House Speaker Glen Casada

Knox County legislators were in the thick of the most tumultuous session in years. From school vouchers to sports betting, here’s a look at what passed and what didn’t.

Flips and Flaps

After arm-twisting and deal-making, Gov. Bill Lee’s school voucher bill squeaks through the House and a key Senate committee.

Decision Time

Teachers protest vouchers

As the school voucher bill nears crucial votes tomorrow, Knoxville Republicans in the House and Senate are on opposite sides.

Choice Words

House Education Committee

Socialists and satanists are invoked as the House Education Committee approves Gov. Bill Lee’s voucher plan on a split vote.

Voucher Momentum

Rep. Bill Dunn

Knoxville’s Bill Dunn shepherds Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Accounts bill over its first legislative hurdle.

School Choice Chronicles

Classroom chairs

The Legislature gears up for Gov. Bill Lee’s proposals to broaden charter authorization and school vouchers.

Here Comes the Gov

Bill Lee 3-5-19

Bill Lee brings his State of the State roadshow to Knoxville, talking workforce, justice and character education.

Voucher Battle Looms

Tennessee State Capitol Building

A resolution on tonight’s Knox County school board agenda is an opening salvo in a fight headed for the state Legislature.