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Tennessee state Rep. Karen Camper has been elected president of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women.

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While much of the energy and attention of this year's legislative session was focused on Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax proposal, there were more than 2,000 other bills and resolutions considered by lawmakers before they concluded their business last week.

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Tennessee lawmakers have adjourned for the year after a session that featured heavy infighting among the Republican majority about Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax hike and other budget issues.

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A resolution calling for the body of President James K. Polk to be exhumed from the grounds of the Tennessee Capitol won't be taken up in the state House this session. 

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The Tennessee House has given final approval to a bill that would allow drivers to choose license plates with the phrase "In God We Trust" on them. 

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A resolution calling for the body of President James K. Polk to be exhumed from the grounds of Tennessee Capitol has been scheduled for consideration in the state House before the Legislature adjourns for the year. 

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A bill that would ban some abortions at 20 weeks has passed in a Senate committee, despite Tennessee's attorney general calling the measure "constitutionally suspect." 

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The Tennessee Senate has approved Governor Bill Haslam's road funding proposal. The plan includes the state's first gas tax increase since 1989.

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The sponsor of a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks in Tennessee has delayed the legislation for a week to give lawmakers a chance to read the opinion of the attorney general, who has called sections "constitutionally suspect." 

Tenn. School Bus Seat Belt Bill Advances with Changes, Concerns

Apr 5, 2017
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A bill that would require seat belts on new school buses in Tennessee continues to advance in the Legislature, but lawmakers remain skeptical about the restraints. 

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