tennessee legislature http://wmot.org en Police to Use "Refusal" Drunk Driving Blood Tests http://wmot.org/post/police-use-refusal-drunk-driving-blood-tests <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; More than 750,000 Tennesseans will be on the roadways over the holiday period, according to AAA estimates.</p><p>To help ease Fourth of July congestion, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes from noon today through 6 a.m. Friday.</p><p>Tennessee law enforcement is cracking down on drunken driving during this week with the state&#39;s first-ever &quot;no refusal&quot; campaign.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:05:38 +0000 AP/WMOT 12812 at http://wmot.org Haslam Responds to Calls for Legislative Session http://wmot.org/post/haslam-responds-calls-legislative-session <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">KNOXVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span> (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees have approved tuition hikes that range from 8 percent at the Knoxville campus to 3.5 percent at the university&#39;s College of Law.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:52:21 +0000 AP/WMOT 12411 at http://wmot.org Senate Minority Leader Reviews State Legislative Session http://wmot.org/post/senate-minority-leader-reviews-state-legislative-session <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis is&nbsp;speaking out on the just completed state legislative session.</p><p>Kyle notes that the 107<sup>th</sup> General Assembly was the first in decades under the control of a Republican House, Senate and Governor.&nbsp; The Shelby County Democrat says his party was able to do little more than react to a Republican agenda.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 16:12:55 +0000 Mike Osborne 11205 at http://wmot.org Senate Minority Leader Reviews State Legislative Session Rep. Joe Carr Reviews the 107th Tenn. General Assembly http://wmot.org/post/rep-joe-carr-reviews-107th-tenn-general-assembly <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee legislators recently brought the state&rsquo;s 107<sup>th</sup> General Assembly to a close. WMOT is asking news&nbsp;makers for their take on the session&rsquo;s accomplishments. Today, the views of Rutherford County Republican Representative Joe Carr.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 14:55:07 +0000 Mike Osborne 11028 at http://wmot.org Rep. Joe Carr Reviews the 107th Tenn. General Assembly TIRRC Reviews the 107th General Assembly http://wmot.org/post/tirrc-reviews-107th-general-assembly <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; -- WMOT News is asking&nbsp;news makers from across the political spectrum to&nbsp;offer their&nbsp;take on the just-completed 107<sup>th</sup> Tennessee General Assembly. Today the views of Eben Cathey of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.</p><p>Cathey says the Coalition counts as a legislative victory the defeat of a bill that would have made harboring or transporting an undocumented person a felony. He&nbsp;says the Council is happy that it&rsquo;s worst fears for&nbsp;the legislative session&nbsp;were not realized.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 16:41:48 +0000 Mike Osborne 10887 at http://wmot.org