Stacey Campfield http://wkms.org en Tennessee Lawmakers Look For Ways To Take NSA Down A Peg http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-lawmakers-look-ways-take-nsa-down-peg <p>Some Tennessee lawmakers are considering a push to cut off water and electricity to facilities run by entities like the National Security Agency, which they see as spying unconstitutionally.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:31:34 +0000 Daniel Potter (Nashville Public Radio) 38341 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Lawmakers Look For Ways To Take NSA Down A Peg Welfare Penalty for Tennessee Parents Dead This Session http://wkms.org/post/welfare-penalty-tennessee-parents-dead-session <p></p><p>A proposal that would dock welfare payments of Tennessee parents whose children fail school is dead.</p><p>After a debate on the state Senate floor Thursday, Republican senator and bill sponsor Stacey Campfield decided to pull the bill so it can be studied over the summer.</p><p>Both Republicans and Democrats expressed concern about the legislation, which sought to cut Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits by 30 percent if a child fails to advance to the next grade. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:30:03 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30489 at http://wkms.org Welfare Penalty for Tennessee Parents Dead This Session Tennessee State Senator Unapologetic in Disposition http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-state-senator-unapologetic-disposition <p></p><p>Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield calls it "laughable" that a former House candidate is suing him in a $750,000 libel lawsuit.</p><p>Roger Byrge is suing Campfield, a Republican, for falsely stating on his blog in the weeks before the 2008 general election that Byrge had a criminal record. Byrge, a Democrat, lost the state House race to Republican Chad Faulkner by fewer than 400 votes.&nbsp; Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:33:53 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30321 at http://wkms.org Tennessee State Senator Unapologetic in Disposition 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