tennessee regulatory authority http://wkms.org en Tennessee Lawmakers Adjourn Legislative Session http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-lawmakers-adjourn-legislative-session <p>The Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned without a final showdown over a contentious gun issue. A bill seeking to allow employees to store weapons in their vehicles parked on company lots was opposed by Governor Bill Haslam and the Republican speakers of the House and Senate, and lawmakers avoided bringing it to the floor in the final day of the session.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 12:48:14 +0000 Associated Press 17826 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Lawmakers Adjourn Legislative Session Afternoon Round-Up 5/1/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-5112 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> Michigan&#39;s new <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/30/151697195/a-museum-teaches-tolerance-through-jim-crow">Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia</a> is using the ugliness of racism to teach a lesson of acceptance.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Kentucky:</strong></p><p>The director of the controversial documentary &ldquo;<a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/bully-director-paducah">Bully</a>&rdquo; will be in Paducah Friday to screen his film at Maiden Alley Cinema.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 21:22:15 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17824 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/1/12 TRA Bill Passes House http://wkms.org/post/tra-bill-passes-house <p>Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam&#39;s proposal to overhaul the Tennessee Regulatory Authority has passed the House today. The companion bill passed the Senate last week. The two chambers must agree to a technical change before the measure goes to the governor. The TRA regulates utilities in the state. The bill would change the agency from a 4 member, full-time board to a 5 member, part-time board with a full-time executive director. Sponsors say the change will save the state at least $350,000 a year.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 20:02:35 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17819 at http://wkms.org