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The University of Tennessee’s flagship campus in Knoxville is poised to make significant changes to its student code of conduct for the first time since the 1970s, pending the approval of the state legislature’s Joint Government Operations Committee which will hear the rule on Wednesday, August 16. For more information on the decades-old Code of Conduct and … Continued
The first session of the 110th General Assembly adjourned on May 10, 2017. The adjournment was roughly three weeks later than initially anticipated, largely due to negotiations surrounding the Governor’s IMPROVE Act. Overall, it was a very positive session for the University of Tennessee System. For the second year in a row, the higher education … Continued
On Monday, the House of Representatives passed the Campus Free Speech Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Eddie Smith (R-Knoxville). The Senate previously passed the companion bill, sponsored by Sen. Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) several weeks ago. The measure has been transmitted to the Governor for his signature. The bill is said to be the first of … Continued
House lawmakers passed the state’s $37 billion budget on Friday, just one day after a blowup on the House Floor where member amendments pushed the budget almost half a billion dollars out of balance. On Friday, members hit the reset button, stripping off all amendments added to the budget on Thursday and presenting a “clean … Continued