Gerald McCormick

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Tempers are flaring in the Tennessee House over Governor Bill Haslam's proposal to boost transportation funding through the state's first fuel tax hike in decades.

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A bill to prevent campaign funds from being invested in private companies is headed for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.

Tennessee Lawmakers Hope to Adjourn Session This Week

Apr 23, 2012
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Tennessee lawmakers are preparing for what they hope is the last week of the 107th General Assembly, but they still need to work on a range of issues including the state's annual spending plan and guidelines for teaching about gay issues in schools.  Also pending is a dispute between business groups and gun advocates over a bill seeking guarantee employees' right to store firearms their cars while at work.  House Democrats have proposed an alternate budget plan that would recognize a larger influx of revenues and make a deeper cut in the state's sales tax on groceries.  Republican House Maj