KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Knoxville state representatives who were running unopposed for re-election this year could wind up with challengers from the Green Party.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/Mw1Y0y ) the Green Party of Tennessee last month nominated candidates for several offices after a federal judge ruled the state may not enforce several rules that minor political parties claim are roadblocks to their candidates getting elected.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- It’s long been known that college graduates earn more money. A new study suggests earning a degree quickly may also pay off in higher earnings.
A new study by the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) says that students who earn a degree within four years make more money than those who take longer to finish.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee state elections officials have agreed to stop purging inactive voters from the rolls until after the November election.
Tennessee Democratic Party spokesman Brandon Puttbrese says when the party compared an older voter list with the newly purged list they discovered something odd.
Puttbrese says the state is required to keep a ten-year-long voting history on file for every Tennessee voter. But after the recent purge, 11,000 voter records had been partially or completely erased. Puttbrese explains why that’s important.
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Williamson County School Board has voted against allowing home-schooled students to participate in sports on high school teams.
The Tennessean reports that board members discussed the topic for 45 minutes yesterday before voting 8-to-3 against allowing students outside of the county school system to join teams at their area high schools.
Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association spokesman Matthew Gillespie says the Association changed its rules to allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports one full year ago.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Congressional Field Hearing was conducted Monday in Murfreesboro. The meeting is an official session of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but none of the committee’s Democrats are in attendance.
Among those who did turn out include Gov. Bill Haslam, U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, along with U.S. Reps. Scott Desjarlais, Diane Black and Marsha Blackburn…all Republicans.
Today’s hearing is entitled "Tennessee Job Creation: Do Federal Government Regulations Help or Hinder Tennessee's Economic Development?"