NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would place licensing restrictions on all seven of Tennessee's abortion clinics is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The House approved the measure 79-17 Tuesday. The Senate passed it 28-4 last week.

Under the legislation, facilities or physician offices would have to be licensed as ambulatory surgical treatment centers if they perform more than 50 abortions in a year.

There are three abortion clinics in East Tennessee, and two each in Middle and West Tennessee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has failed once again.

House sponsor Bill Dunn withdrew the proposal from the House Finance Subcommittee on Tuesday. The Knoxville Republican said he didn't have the votes and took the measure off notice until next year.

The proposal's failure to pass this session is the third consecutive time it's failed.

MURFREESBORO. Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A well-known football coach is being treated at a mid-state hospital after school officials say he was attacked by a student.

The Daily News Journal quotes Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans saying Riverdale coach Ron Aydelott was taken to St. Thomas Hospital following the assault. 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fellow Republican is trying to tie Governor Haslam’s hands as he considers vetoes of controversial bills.

Republican Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden wants to delay votes on Gov. Bill Haslam's legislative proposals to insure against vetoes of embattled measures like allowing people with handgun carry permits to be armed in city parks.

Dresden, who has twice had bills vetoed by Haslam, announced at the start of yesterday’s floor session that he wanted to protect against what he called "questionable bills" being rejected by the governor.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal that seeks to replace the state's current academic standards has unanimously passed the House.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Billy Spivey of Lewisburg was approved 97-0 on Monday. The Senate is expected to vote on the companion bill Tuesday.

The legislation would replace the state's current standards with ones developed solely in Tennessee.