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Recent articles by Chris:

Former Tennessee governor Haslam calls for Forrest bust removal

Haslam’s event comes two days before the Tennessee Capitol Commission debates what should happen with Forrest bust. → Read More

Eyes on state’s top officers as Confederate general’s capitol bust could be removed

For the second time in three years, there will likely be a first-step vote next week on what to do with a Confederate general's capitol building bust. → Read More

Tennessee Governor opens up about daughter’s suicide attempt

"Through this shroud of secrecy, it was difficult to find, but I found Clark," added the governor. → Read More

New Tennessee laws taking effect include changes to ‘slow poke’ law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Changes to the “slow poke law” and a way to address teacher shortages are just some of the dozens of new laws set to take effect tomorrow in Tennessee. The “slow poke” law now extends to divided highways with two or more lanes in each direction. It used to apply to […] → Read More

New laws Wednesday include driving changes for ‘slow pokes’

Another new law extended to elected county or city officials who have a handgun carry permit. → Read More

TN lawmaker: Highest daily total of new TN COVID19 cases shows need for more contact tracing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — With Tennessee’s largest one day figure for new COVID-19 cases recorded Friday, some are saying there should be more contact tracing to discover where those who tested positive picked up the virus. “We are supposed to have far more people involved in tracking COVID19,” says Tennessee House Democrat Caucus Chair Mike […] → Read More

Apparent seizure draws conflict with TN Capitol Hill protesters

More conflict with protesters this morning marked another tense day around the Tennessee State Capitol. → Read More

For now: State budget divides Tennessee House and Senate

The third such episode took place just as the House was finishing 18-amendments attached to one of the documents that make up the state budget. → Read More

Felony and a camping definition proposed for Tennessee Capitol Hill protesters

"With the peaceful rallies that have been taking place, there has been out of state provocateurs, coming down causing damage to discredit the rallies," stated Knoxville Rep. Rick Staples. → Read More

Warning from Gov. Lee on potential occupiers of Capitol Hill property

A warning from Governor Bill Lee for potential occupiers of property on Tennessee's Capitol Hill. → Read More

Unemployment benefit issues remain for many Tennesseans

Being out of work and unable to get unemployment benefits continue to remain an issue for many Tennesseans. → Read More

State AG plans absentee ballot appeal after blasting Nashville judge’s ruling

The Tennessee Attorney General's Office says it plans to appeal a ruling from a Nashville judge that allows absentee ballots for every voter if they want one. → Read More

State workers, teachers, and building projects among changes in new TN budget plans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — If you are a state worker, teacher, or planning for new buildings on Tennessee campuses, new state budget plans outlined today will affect you. Tennessee House and Senate Finance Committee members digested a lot of detail Thursday about Governor Bill Lee’s plan to balance the current state budget and the one […] → Read More

Toppled statue just some of damage at Tennessee capitol after Floyd protests

Its a guess now what happens to Carmack's statue which was taken to a nearby state facility. → Read More

Wait over for some on Tennessee unemployment benefits, but issue remains for others

Some of those in Tennessee waiting on unemployment benefits are now getting their much-needed help after waiting since late March, but many still have not. → Read More

Tennessee governor hears varied revenue estimates about what’s ahead for state budget

The outlook was an online meeting of the state's funding board which estimates the money available for the state budget. → Read More

Tennessee House back with new look, bills facing uncertain future

The representatives picked up where they left off in March with a slew of bills, but this time, hearing them cam with all kinds of precautions. → Read More

Eye-catching signs and Facebook page highlight plight of Tennesseans waiting for unemployment benefits

One sign said the following message at the top, "Is the unemployed office unemployed too?" → Read More

Tennessee House and Senate remain divided on opening capitol buildings to public

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Plexiglass, masks, and social distancing are some of the things Tennesseans will see when state lawmakers return next week from their COVID-19 recess, but will the public be there? It’s a lingering issue that has created division between between the House and Senate. When members fill committee rooms next week and […] → Read More

Tennessee House and Senate remain divided over opening capitol buildings to public

Plexiglass, masks and social distancing are some of the things Tennesseans will see when state lawmakers return next week from their COVID-19 recess, but will the public be there? → Read More