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Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are pushing legislation to exempt gun safes from the state's sales tax.

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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday unveiled his $37.5 billion annual spending plan for Tennessee. The new budget proposal for the year beginning July 1 includes $170.9 million more in overall funding compared with the current year. It also uses $216.6 million less in state money and eliminates 335 state positions, all of them open except for six.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to deliver his final State of the State speech.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a committee to develop a statewide plan for future water availability in the state.

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When Tennessee House members and staffers gathered Wednesday for their first-ever in-person training on sexual harassment, one female lawmaker said women should mind how they dress and a male lawmaker jokingly said a male colleague was harassing him.

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Tennessee health officials say three children have died from the flu. 

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U.S. Rep. Diane Black says she is stepping down as House Budget Committee chairwoman as she runs for governor of Tennessee. 

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  Officials say Tennesseans that participated in a national prescription drug disposal initiative turned in a record number of unwanted or expired medications.

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Democrats eager to take control of the Senate next year are turning to Tennessee, where a popular Democratic ex-governor is running for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Republican Sen. Bob Corker. 

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A analysis from the University of Tennessee has found that substance abuse costs Tennessee more than $2 billion dollars annually.

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