tennessee general assembly http://wmot.org en Harwell Retains Tennessee House Speaker's Gavel http://wmot.org/post/harwell-retains-tennessee-house-speakers-gavel <p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup"><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) — Members of the House Republican caucus have nominated Speaker Beth <font color="red">Harwell</font> for another term in charge of the chamber but ousted Rep. Judd Matheny from the No. 2 slot.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup"><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">Matheny, of Tullahoma, was defeated Monday by Rep. Curtis Johnson of Clarksville in a secret ballot.</span></span></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:13:01 +0000 Associated Press 18161 at http://wmot.org Harwell Retains Tennessee House Speaker's Gavel Matheny Drops Challege to Harwell's Leadership http://wmot.org/post/matheny-drops-challege-harwells-leadership <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) — State Rep. Judd Matheny tells The Associated Press he is no longer considering a challenge to fellow Republican Beth Harwell for House speaker next year.</span></p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 11:41:53 +0000 Associated Press 15438 at http://wmot.org Occupy Nashville Preparing for Eviction http://wmot.org/post/occupy-nashville-preparing-eviction <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; A proposal designed to evict Occupy Nashville protesters is headed to the governor for his consideration.</p><p>The legislation passed the House 68-21&nbsp;Monday evening after lawmakers agreed to a change by the Senate, which approved the bill 20-10 last week.</p><p>The measure makes it a crime to camp on any state-owned land that&rsquo;s not specifically designated for camping.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:40:08 +0000 AP/WMOT 7853 at http://wmot.org Bill Aimed At Occupy Nashville Passes House http://wmot.org/post/bill-aimed-occupy-nashville-passes-house <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;A proposal aimed at stopping Occupy Nashville protesters from staying overnight on the Capitol complex has passed the House.</p><p>The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Eric Watson of Cleveland was approved 70-26 after a lengthy debate&nbsp;Thursday morning. The companion bill was to be heard on the Senate floor, but the upper chamber adjourned before hearing the legislation.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:12:30 +0000 AP/WMOT 7425 at http://wmot.org Occupy Nashville Prepares "Gauntlet" for Legislators http://wmot.org/post/occupy-nashville-prepares-gauntlet-legislators <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Occupy Nashville says its planning fresh protests aimed at legislators considering bills that could be used to evict the group from Legislative Plaza.</p><p>The Judiciary Committee&rsquo;s of both the Tennessee House and Senate are scheduled to consider companion measures that would make camping on state property a misdemeanor.</p><p>In response, a spokesman for Occupy Nashville says the group will form what it calls a &ldquo;gauntlet&rdquo; on the plaza this afternoon, forcing legislators to pass by protesters to enter the capital.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:29:24 +0000 Mike Osborne 6990 at http://wmot.org Occupy Nashville Prepares "Gauntlet" for Legislators