tennessee legislature http://wkms.org en Exactly What Kind Of Flash Mob Did TN Lawmakers Just Vote To Criminalize? http://wkms.org/post/exactly-what-kind-flash-mob-did-tn-lawmakers-just-vote-criminalize <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(57, 57, 57); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Flash mobs that create property damage could be charged as a crime under a bill&nbsp;<a href="http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HB2029" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(42, 89, 161);">that’s passed</a>&nbsp;both chambers in the General Assembly. It’s now on its way to the governor.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:28:46 +0000 Bobby Allyn (Nashville Public Radio) 39957 at http://wkms.org Exactly What Kind Of Flash Mob Did TN Lawmakers Just Vote To Criminalize? The Morning Cram [56th quadrennial peaceful revolution edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-56th-quadrennial-peaceful-revolution-edition <p></p><p><strong>From NPR: </strong>Winning matters. Having earned a second term, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/11/07/164444409/for-obama-vindication-but-not-a-mandate">President Obama</a> will attempt to build on and expand the agenda from his first, launching new initiatives on tax policy, education and immigration. But having won the popular vote by a bare majority — and still facing a divided Congress — Obama may find it difficult to gather momentum for his policies. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:12:43 +0000 Shelly Baskin 24216 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [56th quadrennial peaceful revolution edition] Tennessee GOP Win Supermajority in State Legislature http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-gop-win-supermajority-state-legislature <p></p><p>Tennessee Republicans have secured a supermajority in both chambers of the Legislature. The GOP in Tuesday's election claimed the two seats necessary in both chambers to gain the supermajority. The margins are now 24 to 9 in the Senate and 67 to 24 in the House, with one independent. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:32:21 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24209 at http://wkms.org Tennessee GOP Win Supermajority in State Legislature Tennessee Republicans Aiming for Dual-Supermajority http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-republicans-aiming-dual-supermajority <p>Tennessee Republicans expect to add to their already considerable advantage in the state House tomorrow. That’s despite the loss of seven Republican incumbents in August primary races. Governor Bill Haslam is predicting GOP supermajorities in both chambers. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 13:17:46 +0000 Shelly Baskin 24092 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Republicans Aiming for Dual-Supermajority Dems call for diversity training for TN lawmakers http://wkms.org/post/dems-call-diversity-training-tn-lawmakers <p>Democratic leaders in the Tennessee legislature are calling for all state lawmakers to undergo diversity and sensitivity training.&nbsp; They point to insulting comments made by two Republican lawmakers earlier this month to the Legislature's black caucus as the reason.&nbsp; Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle says he believes lawmakers would benefit from some type of sensitivity session, even if it means incorporating it into the mandatory ethics training.&nbsp; Vanderbilt University’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center director Frank Dobson says the lawmakers' offensive c Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:54:58 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21636 at http://wkms.org Dems call for diversity training for TN lawmakers Haslam: Decision on evolution bill likely Tuesday http://wkms.org/post/haslam-decision-evolution-bill-likely-tuesday <p>Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says it will probably be close to the deadline before he decides whether to sign a proposal protecting teachers who allow students to criticize evolution and other scientific theories, such as global warming.&nbsp; The deadline is today. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:25:45 +0000 Todd Hatton & the associated press 17576 at http://wkms.org Haslam: Decision on evolution bill likely Tuesday Tennessee Democrats Unhappy with "fast pace" of State Legislature http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-democrats-unhappy-fast-pace-state-legislature <p>Tennessee House Democrats say the Republican majority is moving too quickly through the legislative process.&nbsp; Toward the end of the House floor session Monday, Democratic Representative Jimmy Naifeh took exception to a Republican move to end debate on overhauling a judicial disciplinary panel.&nbsp; Naifeh says the measure is a complex change, and lawmakers were unable to receive any details before the vote took place.&nbsp; Republican Representative Curry Todd made the motion to head straight for a vote.&nbsp; He says the final vote of 86-7 in favor of the bill showed no debate was ne Tue, 10 Apr 2012 14:23:17 +0000 Todd Hatton & the associated press 17575 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Democrats Unhappy with "fast pace" of State Legislature