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Tennessee lawmakers have passed legislation to require state and local law enforcement to detain immigrants for deportation at the request of federal officials without requiring warrants or probable cause.

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The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year.

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The Tennessee House passed a $37.5 billion budget, but only after arguments over whether to take money away from the city of Memphis as punishment for removing Confederate Statues last year.

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Tennessee's student assessment test, TNReady, has had more problems and that left state lawmakers fuming Tuesday.

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Another effort to expand Tennessee's Medicaid program has failed after the state's Republican-dominated House refused to support an amendment on a bill on insurance coverage for certain cancer patients.

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A resolution that would change the Tennessee Constitution to say that God is the source of liberty for the state's citizens is gaining momentum.

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The Legislature has passed a bill that would require public schools in Tennessee to report to the state Department of Education on their use of corporal punishment.

For the second time in less than a month, Tennessee's GOP state lawmakers have declined to proceed on legislation condemning white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups. On Monday, roughly three weeks after a Democratic-sponsored resolution died in committee, GOP state Rep. Ryan Williams quietly requested that the Republican version of the measure be withdrawn.

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An effort by Democratic lawmakers to ban bump stocks in Tennessee has failed.

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A Tennessee bill that would have required the state attorney general's office to defend local school districts over their bathroom policies with transgender students appears dead.

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