Category: Governing

The peace on Christmas?

An exchange of tweets spanning Wednesday night and Thursday morning seem to indicate upcoming bipartisan and bicameral cooperation on a measure that would address the backlog of untested rape kits from investigations in Memphis and across the state. As reported

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Beavers damning flood of warrantless cell phone tracking

Sen. Mae Beavers will introduce a bill after the General Assembly convenes its next session that would require police to obtain a warrant before collecting and searching cell phone location and related records, reports WBIR. Beavers argues that the use

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Your congressional delegation on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

Here are the ayes and noes by Tennessee U.S. House members in Thursday’s vote on the budget deal fashioned by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. Roe: Aye Duncan: No Fleischmann: Aye DesJarlais: No Cooper: Aye Black:

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Thanks, in part

Below are Thanksgiving Day messages from some of our public officials. President Barack Obama: "On behalf of the Obama family, I want to wish everybody a very happy Thanksgiving." —President Obama — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 28, 2013 Gov. Bill

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Reps. Faison and Farmer to hold town hall

Reps. Jeremy Faison and Andrew Farmer will hold a joint town hall meeting in Dandridge on Dec. 10. Details are at the Jefferson County Post.

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