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Tennessee Representative Introduces Bipartisan Bill Expressing Congress’ Commitment to Nuclear Power as a Clean Energy Source

by Kaitlin Housler | Tennessee Star Tennessee U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues in introducing the National Nuclear Commitment Act. The text of the one-page resolution reads, “That it is the sense of Congress that in order to achieve geopolitical energy leadership, reduce carbon emissions, and secure American energy independence, Congress…

No House committee hearing scheduled for police pursuit reform legislation; WA state revenue forecasts predict slowdown as lawmakers prepare new spending plans
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No House committee hearing scheduled for police pursuit reform legislation; WA state revenue forecasts predict slowdown as lawmakers prepare new spending plans

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Tennessee Senate Judiciary – the inconvenient truth of constitutional stonewalling?

The Tennessee Senate Judiciary, under the oversight of Chairman Todd Gardenhire, took up Senate Bill 1503 on March 21, 2023. The Senate Judiciary’s hearing on this bill evidences a cavernous void of constitutional stewardship by at least four Senate Republicans and two Senate Democrats on the committee. The Senate Judiciary is appointed entirely by Lt. Gov. Randy…

LA School Strikes
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LA School Strikes

1440 News More than 30,000 Los Angeles school employees and teachers began a three-day strike yesterday, forcing nearly half a million students to stay home in the nation’s second-largest school district. At the center of the negotiations between Local 99 of the Service Employees International Union and the Los Angeles Unified School District is pay. Union officials…

Megan Hedwall, Mayor of Hornsby, resigns
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Megan Hedwall, Mayor of Hornsby, resigns

I met Megan via my wife several years back and supported her run for Mayor of Hornsby as well as her run for County Mayor of Hardiman County. She was smart, polished and committed to serve without compromising her constituents. She remains uncorrupted. These attributes are not found in the county in Tennessee in which…

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Major League Baseball lobbies up in Nashville

By Erik Schelzig | TNJ Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office has signed up a team of five lobbyists at the Tennessee Capitol. They include Catie Lane Bailey, Annie Beckstrom, Mack Cooper, and Nicole Osborne Watson of Holland & Knight (the former Waller Lansden), which successfully advocated for $500 million in bonds for a new…

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Dem-Linked Nonprofit Sues DeSantis Admin for Records on Decision to Reject AP History Class

by Reagan Reese A left-wing watchdog organization sued Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration on Thursday for allegedly withholding records relating to the decision to reject the AP African American Studies course. American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Education claiming the government agency is allegedly not responding to eight public records requests for the…

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Connecticut Man Arrested for Threats Against Tennessee Library That Hosted Kirk Cameron Story Hour

The Hendersonville Police Department reported Thursday that a Connecticut man had been taken into custody by the Connecticut State Police as the suspect for threats made against the Hendersonville Public Library, where its director Allan Morales was recently fired. https://www.facebook.com/HendersonvillePoliceDepartment/posts/523689319944027 Hendersonville Police responded on Tuesday to a report of threatening messages referencing death and blowing up the…

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Chicago Teacher Has Students Dress Up for ‘Tie Tuesday’ to ‘Show Them a Different Side of the World’

Breitbart A Chicago teacher holds a weekly event called “Tie Tuesday” to teach his students how to dress professionally and “show them a different side of the world.” “I’ve been at Dixon for five years,” Daniel Jackson, a second-grade teacher at Dixon Elementary School in Chicago, said in a video released by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), “and…

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Kelsey wants to take back guilty plea made with ‘unsure heart and confused mind’

 By Erik Schelzig | TNJ Then-Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown), right, attends a Senate Education Committee meeting in Nashville on April 16, 2019. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal) When former state Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges in November, he signed a document stating: “I offer my plea of ‘GUILTY’ freely and voluntarily and…

Another Catch-and-Release Tragedy
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Another Catch-and-Release Tragedy

(Chuck Muth) – Early last Saturday, convicted criminal “Pedro Lopez-Villasenor plowed into an oncoming BMW” in southwest Las Vegas driving 90-mph in a 35-mph zone. His victim is “in critical condition with a broken leg and internal injuries.” Lopez-Villasenor did not have a driver’s license, and the story in today’s Las Vegas Review-Journal does not indicate if he’s…

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For community safety, state House must pass new police-pursuit law; Car theft uptick in Washington costing insured drivers more

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Constitutional carry bill HB1005 moves forward in the House and the Senate companion (SB1503) set to be heard the week of March 20, 2023.

This week on March 15 (Gun Owners Lobby Day), House Bill 1005 moved out of the full Civil Justice Committee and is not set for the Finance Committee and shortly after that, hopefully, the House Floor.  The bill was filed by Representative Rusty Grills and has been presented in the committees several times by Rep….

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Bill Lee’s administration oppressively working to preserve existing infringements on 2nd Amendment rights and create new ones.

Following the United States Supreme Court’s June 2022 decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen in which it struck down a New York handgun permit law as violating the Second Amendment, some may have thought that finally Tennessee would eradicate 2nd Amendment and civil rights infringements on the rights of the people to…

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