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1:19pm

Tue April 15, 2014
Top Stories

State Senate Honors MTSU President

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney McPhee was honored by the state Senate for an award he received in Beijing.

Lawmakers passed a resolution Monday that recognized McPhee for being awarded "Person of the Year" honors at the eighth annual Global Confucius Institute Conference in December.

The award recognized the university's work to strengthen educational and cultural ties between China and the U.S.

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1:15pm

Tue April 15, 2014
Politics

Haslam Voucher Program Fails This Session

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has failed this session.

The measure was withdrawn from the House Finance Committee on Tuesday because it didn't have the votes.

It's the second year the Republican governor has not been able to get the legislation passed.

He pulled a more limited version last year after attempts by members of his own party and other voucher proponents to expand it.

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5:48am

Mon April 14, 2014
Politics

State Lawmakers Look to Wrap Up Session This Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State lawmakers are hoping to wrap up the 108th General Assembly as early as Tuesday.

They passed an annual spending plan last week. It's the lone major piece of legislation the state constitution requires them to approve each year.

Both chambers on Thursday approved their versions of the $32.4 billion state budget after rebuffing attempts by both Democrats and some Republicans to restore raises that had been planned for teachers and state employees.

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9:40am

Fri April 11, 2014
Business

Enovate to Bring 400+ New Jobs to Murfreesboro

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say medical device company Enovate Medical plans to expand its operations at its U.S. headquarters in Murfreesboro, adding 410 jobs in the next five years.

The company says that the expansion in Rutherford County represents an investment of just over $13 million and stems from the consolidation of operations at its facility in Canton, Mich.

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7:19am

Fri April 11, 2014
Top Stories

State Lawmakers Look to Wrap Up Session Early Next Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Now that lawmakers have passed an annual spending plan — the lone major piece of legislation the state constitution requires them to approve each year — they’re hoping to wrap up the 108th General Assembly as early as Tuesday.

On Thursday, both chambers approved their versions of the state budget after rebuffing attempts by both Democrats and some Republicans to restore raises that had been planned for teachers and state employees.

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