legislature http://wmot.org en Scholarship Cuts Hot Legislative Topic http://wmot.org/post/scholarship-cuts-hot-legislative-topic <p>NASHVILLE,‭ ‬Tenn.‭ (‬AP‭) &mdash; ‬A proposal to cut some students‭&#39; ‬lottery scholarships in half is a hot topic this legislative session.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:14:43 +0000 Associated Press 6519 at http://wmot.org No Changes to Tenn. Sunshine Laws This Year http://wmot.org/post/no-changes-tenn-sunshine-laws-year <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; House Speaker Beth Harwell is voicing opposition to efforts to water down Tennessee&#39;s open meetings laws. She&rsquo;s calling on a Republican colleague to drop a bill that seeks to make changes to the current rules.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:09:25 +0000 Associated Press 6330 at http://wmot.org "Dont' Say Gay" Bill Before Education Committee http://wmot.org/post/dont-say-gay-bill-education-committee <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; A measure that seeks to ban Tennessee public schools from teaching about gay issues is once again before lawmakers.<br />The proposal, dubbed the &quot;Don&#39;t Say Gay&quot; bill, is sponsored by Republican Rep. Joey Hensley of Hohenwald and is scheduled to be heard today in the House Education Subcommittee.<br /><br />The companion bill passed the Senate last year. It limits all sexually related instruction to, as the measure reads &quot;natural human reproduction science&quot; in kindergarten through eighth grade.<br /> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:36:34 +0000 Associated Press 6325 at http://wmot.org Republicans Push Redistricting Plan Through State House http://wmot.org/post/republicans-push-redistricting-plan-through-state-house <p><span lang="EN">NASHVILLE, <font color="#ff0000" size="4"><font color="#ff0000" size="4">Tenn</font></font><font size="4">&nbsp;(AP)&nbsp;-- The state House has approved a plan to redraw the chamber&#39;s 99 districts, overriding Democrats&#39; objections that it placed five African-American incumbents into three seats.</font></span></p><p align="left" dir="ltr"><span lang="EN"><font size="4">The chamber voted 67-25, largely along partisan lines, to approve the Republican plan yesterday.</font></span></p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:16:09 +0000 Mike Osborne 6181 at http://wmot.org MTSU Poll: Leave Scholarship Alone for Now http://wmot.org/post/mtsu-poll-leave-scholarship-alone-now <p>(AP) More results from the latest MTSU Poll out this week.&nbsp;</p><p>A total of 640&nbsp;Tennesseans were surveyed by phone; taking their pulse on political, social and economic issues.</p><p>Poll Director Ken Blake says the survey included questions about the state lottery funded scholarship.</p><p>Tennessee lawmakers met on Wednesday to consider ways to prevent the scholarship program from going broke.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:51:38 +0000 Mike Osborne 3235 at http://wmot.org