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North and South: Anti-gunners Targeting State Preemption Statutes

North and South: Anti-gunners Targeting State Preemption Statutes

on January 22, 2021, 7:53 AM / in State News

by Dave Workman U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-gun lawmakers in at least three states are pushing legislation to undo state firearms preemption statutes in an effort to return to the days when gun owners could easily fall victim to legal rat traps by crossing an invisible line between two jurisdictions with gun laws that might conflict with one another. Legislation has been introduced in Florida, Oregon, […]

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Tennessee mayor lowers town’s American flag on day of Biden inauguration, sparks massive criticism. But he’s sticking to his guns.

Tennessee mayor lowers town’s American flag on day of Biden inauguration, sparks massive criticism. But he’s sticking to his guns.

on January 22, 2021, 7:35 AM / in State News

‘I was raised that everyone had the right to say what they wanted to, and if someone disagreed with you, then that’s the way it is’ A Tennessee mayor lowered his town’s American flag to half-staff in mourning for the country on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration. He posted about lowering the flag on Facebook. While many critics […]

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Tennessee Senator Ed Jackson tests positive for COVID-19 during session

Tennessee Senator Ed Jackson tests positive for COVID-19 during session

on January 22, 2021, 6:06 AM / in State News

Republican Sen. Ed Jackson said he learned Wednesday afternoon that he had tested positive and is quarantining at home with mild symptoms. “I have received excellent care and am thankful for all of our health professionals who are on the front lines in fighting this virus,” the lawmaker from Jackson said. The GOP supermajority Legislature started its annual session in […]

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Special Tennessee legislation to wrap up today

on January 22, 2021, 6:03 AM / in State News

The Tennessee General Assembly is expected to wrap up a special session focusing on education today, Friday January 22nd. The House and Senate passed a series of bills to address the impact of COVID-19 on education during floor sessions on Thursday. The proposals included holding back third-graders struggling with reading in what’s known as the third-grade reading gate. In true […]

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TN General Assembly passes bill requiring schools to offer summer school programs for students falling behind

TN General Assembly passes bill requiring schools to offer summer school programs for students falling behind

on January 22, 2021, 6:00 AM / in State News

The “Tennessee Learning Loss Remediation and Student Acceleration Act” has been passed in the Tennessee House of Representatives. The bill requires schools to implement a program of after-school learning mini-camps, learning loss bridge camps, and summer learning camps to remediate student learning loss. The Tennessee Senate passed its version of the bill, SB7002, as well. It’s slated to go into effect starting in […]

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Nashville judge’s own sworn admissions in divorce case spark ethics complaint

Nashville judge’s own sworn admissions in divorce case spark ethics complaint

on January 22, 2021, 5:56 AM / in State News

A Nashville judge’s own admissions, made during a contentious divorce, now has him facing a potential ethics investigation. Among his many admissions, Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Kelvin Jones testified that he buried $100,000 cash in his backyard to hide it from the state and from his creditors. Jones, who was elected to the bench in 2014, made the admissions […]

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Police ID man killed in South Nashville shooting

on January 22, 2021, 5:48 AM / in State News

Police identified the man fatally shot in South Nashville on Thursday night as Antonio Flores Garcia, 50. The shooting happened in the parking lot of Haven Apartments on Bridgeway Circle, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. Police are investigating robbery as a potential motive in the shooting. Police were told that Garcia was working on his car around 5 p.m. […]

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Montana House Passes Bill with Constitutional Carry

on January 21, 2021, 9:01 AM / in State News

Ammoland.com The Montana House of Representatives has passed major gun law legislation, HB102, by more than a 2-1 margin, 66 for, 31 against. The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has […]

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Metro School Board Chair Vacationed in St. Lucia Shortly Before Closing Schools Due to COVID-19

Metro School Board Chair Vacationed in St. Lucia Shortly Before Closing Schools Due to COVID-19

on January 21, 2021, 8:57 AM / in State News

Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Board Chair Christiane Buggs caught parents’ ire for continuing to keep schools closed in light of her activities in recent months. Shortly before the ongoing school closure began in November, Buggs hosted an election watch party and then vacationed internationally. Buggs defended the board’s initial decision in the fall to adjust all schools to virtual […]

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Idaho City Drops Mask, Social-distancing Charges Against Outdoor Worshippers

Idaho City Drops Mask, Social-distancing Charges Against Outdoor Worshippers

on January 21, 2021, 6:46 AM / in State News

By Michael Tennant The city of Moscow, Idaho (shown), has dropped misdemeanor charges against five individuals who participated in an outdoor “psalm sing” in apparent violation of the city’s COVID-19 restrictions. On September 23, Moscow’s Christ Church held a “psalm sing” outside the municipality’s city hall. By that time, the mayor had already issued an order mandating masks and social […]

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California Stops Using Batch of Moderna COVID Vaccine Over Allergic Responses

California Stops Using Batch of Moderna COVID Vaccine Over Allergic Responses

on January 21, 2021, 6:41 AM / in State News

Health officials in California have stopped vaccinating people with a batch Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccine over concerns related to allergic reactions. According to Fox News affiliate station KSWB-TV in San Diego, “The California Department of Public Health said fewer than 10 people sought medical care after getting vaccines from Moderna Lot 041L20A at Petco Park last week. San Diego County health […]

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Democrats elect Remus new party chair

Democrats elect Remus new party chair

on January 20, 2021, 5:51 AM / in State News

TSU staffer said to be first Black TNDP leader Story by Stephen Elliott  |  Nashville Post Members of the Tennessee Democratic Party’s executive committee on Saturday elected Hendrell Remus as the new party chair. Remus, an assistant emergency operations officer at Tennessee State University, is said to be the first Black leader of the state party organization. He has previously […]

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Tucker Carlson Blasts Steve Cohen for Racist Comments About National Guard

on January 20, 2021, 5:39 AM / in State News

Story by Peter D’Abrosca | Tennessee Star Tucker Carlson blasted a member of the U.S. House from Tennessee Monday night for suggesting that most of the National Guardsmen deployed in Washington, D.C. for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration could be a threat because they are White and male. “Democrats in Congress demanded that the troops sent to Washington this week submit […]

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New charges filed against Democratic Sen. Robinson

on January 20, 2021, 5:25 AM / in State News

According to the media, Tennessee News Journal, Democratic Sen. Robinson is in a world of hurt: New charges have been filed against state Sen. Katrina Robinson. The Memphis Democrat was previously indicted on 48 federal fraud counts in July 2020 — 24 each of wire fraud and theft and embezzlement from the government. Robinson has pleaded not guilty. Here’s the […]

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Dems’ effort to require face coverings punted in House

on January 19, 2021, 6:37 AM / in State News

By Erik Schelzig | TNJ Democrats’ efforts to amend House rules to require masks be worn in committees and on the floor have been put off by the chamber’s Republican supermajority. Rep. G.A. Hardaway (D-Memphis) made the motion on Friday, a day after House members had approved their rules for the 112th General Assembly. Speaker Pro Tem Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville), who […]

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Dozens arrested in NYC as cops, protesters clash outside City Hall Park

Dozens arrested in NYC as cops, protesters clash outside City Hall Park

on January 19, 2021, 6:28 AM / in State News

THE NEW YORK POST Police and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed outside City Hall Park on Monday night, resulting in dozens of arrests and several injured officers, authorities said. The confrontation began at about 8:30 p.m. after hundreds of protesters that originally met outside the  Barclays Center marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in a demonstration honoring Martin Luther King Jr., according […]

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Hagerty & Blackburn Were Against Election Fraud Before They Certified It

Hagerty & Blackburn Were Against Election Fraud Before They Certified It

on January 18, 2021, 8:54 AM / in State News

Daily Roll Call Six days after Tennessee’s two Senators voted to certify the electoral college votes, One America News questioned why the Democrats were being allowed to divert attention away from the “mounting” evidence of election fraud, including a number of the easiest to question: Pennsylvania – 205,000 over-votes (meaning more votes than registered voters); 682,000 votes illegally processed due to lack […]

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Colonizing Red Towns Like Mine

Colonizing Red Towns Like Mine

on January 18, 2021, 8:25 AM / in State News

Good morning I want you to meet my new friend! Leftists Are Colonizing Red Towns Like Mine, And Local Republicans Are Clueless Complacency is a problem for east Tennesseans. They are so used to Republicans winning elections that they falsely assume victory is automatic. It is not. By Mark Pulliam  As 2020 wound to a close, pundits noted the growing toll of leftist policies on […]

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RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: HIGHER GAS TAXES WON’T SOLVE INFRASTRUCTURE SHORTFALLS IN MISSOURI

RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: HIGHER GAS TAXES WON’T SOLVE INFRASTRUCTURE SHORTFALLS IN MISSOURI

on January 18, 2021, 7:46 AM / in State News

A bill under consideration in the Missouri Legislature would allow a voter referendum to hike gas taxes in the Show-Me State. By Samantha Fillmore | Heartland As the Missouri Legislature is in session for 2021, lawmakers in the Show-Me State will be deliberating proposed legislation that is intended to mitigate some of the state’s lost revenue from the coronavirus-related downturn. This […]

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Tennessee This Week January 17, 2021

Tennessee This Week January 17, 2021

on January 17, 2021, 8:02 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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