Governor Bill Lee called the General Assembly into special legislative session last week. Legislation was passed related to literacy, K-12 student learning loss, education accountability measures, and teacher pay during the four-day special session. Along with an appropriations bill, three pieces of legislation now go to the Governor for signature. First, the Tennessee Literacy Success Act … Continued

Administration & Governance

The 112th Tennessee General Assembly completed its first week of legislative business Friday. The first week was mostly organizational, with both chambers voting on leadership and announcing committee appointments. There was also a joint convention of the General Assembly to approve the new terms for the constitutional officers, Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Treasurer David … Continued

Administration & Governance

Special Session on Insure Tennessee Begins

At 5:45 p.m. CST on February 2, the Tennessee State Senate and House will convene in a joint session to open the state’s 58th Extraordinary Session, the first since 2010. The session, called by Governor Bill Haslam, will be used to discuss the Governor’s hotly debated ‘Insure Tennessee’ plan. Haslam has explained that, if approved, … Continued

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