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A transgender bathroom bill in Tennessee has failed in a state Senate committee. 

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A Tennessee committee has voted down a bill to protect drivers from lawsuits if they hit protesters who are blocking traffic. 

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The Tennessee House of Representatives approved a bill allowing people to carry loaded guns on their boats.

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A Tennessee legislative panel has changed and passed Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation bill, which Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris says would ensure people save more in food tax cuts than they'd pay in a gas tax hike.

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Tennessee's state attorney general says bills in the General Assembly that would outlaw abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected by ultrasound may not be able to stand up in court. 

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam isn't ruling out a future run for U.S. Senate. 

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's ambitious transportation plan is headed for a key vote in the House Wednesday, though lawmakers are uncertain whether the bill that would include Tennessee's first gas tax hike since 1989 can gain enough votes to advance.

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Tennessee’s economy showed steady growth in 2016.

The Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicator report for the fourth quarter released Tuesday showed a 6.5% increase in new business filings from the fourth quarter of 2015 as well as a 0.5% drop in business closings.

About a third of Tennessee students who graduated from high school in 2015 did so without earning the necessary credits. That revelation came late last month in a report by the state's education department — a report meant to explore why so many Tennessee students are having trouble in college. For the first time, state officials led an audit to see whether graduates were fulfilling the state's graduation requirements. One in three was not.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says the state has been sued for moving to require all major online vendors to collect sales taxes on purchases made in the state. 

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