don't say gay billl http://wkms.org en New Version of 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Filed in Tennessee http://wkms.org/post/new-version-dont-say-gay-bill-filed-tennessee <p></p><p>A Tennessee bill that proposes forcing schools to tell parents if their children have talked to a teacher or counselor about being gay has set the stage for a new fight over social issues in the state legislature. Opponents call the legislation unnecessary and a government intrusion in family matters. State Senator Stacey Campfield’s measure is already drawing attention. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:40:16 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 27585 at http://wkms.org New Version of 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Filed in Tennessee Tennessee Lawmakers Trying to Finish Up http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-lawmakers-trying-finish <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">With Tennessee lawmakers on the verge of adjourning several weeks earlier than usual, end-of-session wrangling is as intense as ever. Budget disagreements between the two chambers led to the first conference committee on the spending plan since the acrimonious debate over the income tax more than a decade ago. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:28:24 +0000 Associated Press 17797 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Lawmakers Trying to Finish Up 'Don't Say Gay' Ban Advancing in Tennessee House http://wkms.org/post/dont-say-gay-ban-advancing-tennessee-house <p>A proposal that would ban the teaching of gay issues to Tennessee elementary and middle school students is once again advancing in the state House.&nbsp; The &quot;Don&#39;t Say Gay&quot; bill passed the House Education Committee Tuesday by one vote. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:59:42 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 17673 at http://wkms.org 'Don't Say Gay' Ban Advancing in Tennessee House GOP Puts off 'Don't Say Gay' Measure in House http://wkms.org/post/gop-puts-dont-say-gay-measure-house <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; ">Supporters of a Tennessee measure to ban the teaching of gay issues to elementary and middle school students have put off consideration of the bill after being told Governor Bill Haslam is concerned about the bill. The start of yesterday&#39;s House Education Committee meeting was delayed 15 minutes while Republicans huddled in Speaker Beth Harwell&#39;s office with an unidentified member of the Haslam administration. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:18:30 +0000 Todd Hatton 17006 at http://wkms.org GOP Puts off 'Don't Say Gay' Measure in House the morning cram [face it, we're younger and faster...edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-face-it-were-younger-and-fasteredition <p><strong style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 20px; line-height: normal; ">&hellip;face it, I&rsquo;m older and have more insurance.</strong></p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 14:24:30 +0000 Gary Pitts 16947 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [face it, we're younger and faster...edition] Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-2912 <p><strong>Kentucky Politics:</strong></p><p>Kentucky&#39;s Senate approved a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/senate-approves-dropout-bill">bill</a> today that allows individual school districts to decide whether to raise the dropout age and requires participating schools to have alternative education programs.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:57:56 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16863 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/9/12